Mandy, I had to smile when I read your answer: I think my own hubby would say something like that.
This question made my think of my labor story. (All part of a "low-key" approach, as my hubby complains, who still doesn't understand why I didn't immediately tell him that I was pregnant)
My contractions started at 5 in the morning. I knew enough that, as a first pregnancy, I'd be waiting a while before Baby came. So, I got ready for work as usual and left the house without mentioning it to my hubby. (My rationale was that he had a very busy day ahead of him, and even had extended work hours that night, and I didn't want to break that needed concentration with "the Baby is coming ... sometime .... today"
I made it through most of the day and then got spooked that I would be in too much pain to drive home.
So, I left around 2 ish and worked from home until 5 ish and then finally called my hubby and told him "don't worry ... I'm in labor ... I think I'll be okay until you come home." He, of course, immediately came home. Throughout this time, I called the Triage nurse several times and she kept trying to keep me home with "you really need to be 3 mins apart Go lay down. Drink water", etc.. Finally, I was in too much pain and we drove the 45 mins to the hospital. My husband was gently scolding me that I should be more directive with the nurse and let her know that I am a doctor and these are true contractions ... etc. (I am very low-key about my job, AND it seemed irrelevant because I am not an OB/GYN.) When we arrived, I was promptly admitted to the hospital by 8 and had baby by midnight.