So, 24 years ago.... I was minding my own business (but pregnant as all get out!) and I got a phone call from my MIL.... saying that she had gotten a call from one of her daughters.... (my SIL..... also pregnant!) and that she was at the hospital in labor! Now, those of you who have had kids know that it gets longggg and drawn out at the end. Well, I was supposed to be due before my SIL.... so I wasn't a happy camper. Anyhow that was around 8:30 or 9:00 a.m. Also MIL/FIL were going to the airport to pick up another SIL that was coming home from a mission for our Church. Noooo problem! At noon when MIL called me back to tell me that the plane had been delayed and that SIL #1 (preggers one) still hadn't had baby... While we were talking on the phone.... all of a sudden I went into labor!!! Now it takes me a little while to get things going and well this was baby #4 altogether, so I wasn't really in any great hurry (no water breakage or anything dire... just labor). I told MIL that I was now in labor and of course she got really excited! I hung up the phone and being the normal procrastenator that I am, I pulled out my nightie that I hadn't finished sewing yet to take to the hospital! Stop laughing!!!!!! My DH would have killed me had he known I was doing that then! Of course, he was at work.... so what he didn't know, wouldn't hurt me!!!! MIL called one more time to inform me that SIL #1 had her baby at 3 or 3:30 (can't remember now.... it's her kid, not mine!) At around 4:00 he got home from work and I told him I was in labor. Your going to be shocked.... but he asked if he had time to shower!!! Now, you need to understand, always with the past babies he has had plenty of time to shower b/4 we left... so I'm sure that he figured it wouldn't hurt to ask! I said fine, make it quick! DH does not know how to make his showers quick!!! I'm just saying.... most times he pretty well drains the hot water tank of anything remotely near hot water! I finished the nightie and finished the packing and was trying to cross my legs....... if you know what I mean... and finally I said we need to hurry this up a bit! Pains were getting closer and closer... we lived near the Air Force Base and so traffic was a mess, and they didn't have the roads as they are now... let's just say at one point on the way to the hospital we had to wait our turn to get onto the Hiway.... I said, "Can't you just go around the people..... cause it seemed like all they were doing was sitting there! You see, by then the pains were a little less then 5 minutes apart! Hospital was still about 6-8 miles away... with too many traffic lights in between for me!!! We made it to the hospital and BIL met us there cause well... someone had to take our other 3 kids.... NO ONE WAS HOME IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD!!!!! We got me to the labor room.... I was checked and I was dialated to a 3 and 10 minutes later they came to check me again.... yep, I was a 10!!!
So, things were going fine, I'm in delivery and ahem...... NO DOCTOR!!!! They said he was on his way, he had been in the North part of town at another office when he got the first call. They called him again the 10 minutes later.... and he left and was scurrying towards us.... He got to the hospital at 6:15 p.m. When he walked in, I told him I was glad he was there but there or not this baby was coming and I told him that she would be there no later then 6:30 p.m. Baby Girl #3 was born at 6:30 p.m.! How's that for labor and delivery! 6 1/2 hours total! And girl cousins were born 3-31/2 hours apart! They call themselves (or did) the twin cousins! So today is that day.... 24 years old.... oh, and Cousin (not DD) is pregger herself now! Due in Sept. or Oct. with a little boy. Funny how things change but remain the same.... So Happy Birthday DD #3..... (oh, and no we didn't name her DD #3!) You know who you are! We Love You!!!
Oh, and what I forgot to say was that another SIL ( I have 7 on DH's side and 1 on my side) was planning a wedding later in the week! 3 days after the Twin Cousins arrived.... I was there (not for the wedding.... no way!) for a family picture! Let's just say.... it wasn't my best picture! Hmmm, maybe I will see if I can find that... too funny I'm sure! The two of us new mommy's and all the motley crew! And 2 months later..... the SIL that came home from her LDS mission, she got married! Talk about your whirl wind courtship!