I guess I am just not sure about the whole Labor Buddies idea. I think you are all wonderful ladies and I really like the idea of having a closer bond with one of you! With DD, the only person who knew I was in labor was my mom because it went so quickly and I kept telling myself and DH that it could be false labor. I'll know the difference this time, but I don't know that I'll feel like texting someone with updates, considering that once I was in the hospital last time I didn't have a clue where my phone was and didn't care! And as far as buying gifts for one another, I fret about buying gifts for people who I know well, so I would really worry in this situation. I guess I'm throwing this out there because there is a part of me that hates being left out of things but at the same time I would feel terrible if I let my buddy down. Is there anyone out there who feels similarly? Am I wrong about what a labor buddy is?