Okay here is the rundown. Noelle
(mom) woke Erik (dad) to tell him that her water broke at 1:00am
on 11-2-04. Erik freaked, and unlike every other day, jumped
out of bed. Erik got dressed and got the kids going and the
bags ready, while Noelle got dressed and posted on Babyzone.
Who do you think the calm one was? Since I am writing this,
it of course was the dad.
We loaded the kids in the car, made
the necessary phone calls, and took the older brothers over to
Grandpa's. He was extremely disappointed that he had to baby sit
instead of going to the birth. I know the smile was just
because the baby was on its way. Grandma said she would come
with Noelle's sister. The sister of course had to get all
prettied up. Wouldn't want the new baby (or young doctors)
to see her looking less than her best.
The drive in got kind of scary.
First, dad was driving, and in his oh so calm state, he managed to
keep the speed below 90 most of the time. Of course the
panicking mother didn't help by telling the calm husband that her
contractions were only three minutes apart. Well we made it,
and Noelle delivered a beautiful baby boy named Cooper Erik
Linden. That's enough of my lies. You should ask
Noelle for the whole story, but personally I think she is biased
Well, I went to bed after watching a little bit of the 10 o'clock
news. And around 1am my water broke. I woke Erik up, and he did get
up and get moving. I was pretty nervous, especially once the
contractions started. They were coming quicker than I'd like. Erik
did great getting me to the hospital on time and reassuring me in
the car. It was a harder labor for me this time, and at 8:50 a.m.
Cooper Erik Linden was born, our Election Day baby. Mom and baby are
doing fine. We really appreciate everyone's good wishes and support.
Thank you very much to all who helped deliver Coop and welcome him
on his birthday!!