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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day (for REAL!) for a 3ID Soldier

The following is a "dialog" from a private support site for 3rd Infantry Division families. "Donna" is the Gramma-to-be -- Saturday to Father's Day...

6/16/07 10:21AM

Hello. My daughter called at 4 AM. She is now at the hosp, getting tests and monitored. Her contractions are sparse... Maybe I will be Gramma later today, maybe not. Please remember her in Prayer -- Donna

6/16/07 12:47PM
OK.. here is the scoop. After Dr 1 says she is staying, Dr 2 sends her home, LOL, par for the course. I told her that staying home as LONG as possible is the best way to go. But she is ready to get this baby OUT. How well I remember!! I told her pay back is hell. (She is having back labor) Thanks all. -- Donna

6/16/07 10:38PM
Hi there. She is back at the hosp now... waiting to hear what the Dr says. We were timing her contractions over the phone and they were 2 to 3 minutes apart and lasting about a minute. (this is her first baby and she did not do Lamaze). So I asked if she felt the urge to push, and she said no, but I need to go to the bathroom. I said, "call the Dr. that's the urge to push!!" I wish I could be there. --Donna And its a girl!!

6/17/07 12:40AM
Hello. She is still there, in labor and as soon as I hear something new I will post. Wish I could be there!! -- Donna

6/17/07 1:28AM
I think she is in for a long night... she sounded a bit loopy last phone call. They had given her something for the pain. They have not checked for dilation for a bit. I will update later when I hear more. -- Donna

6/17/07 11:58AM
Hi again. Its Sun. AM and she is 5 cm. Getting an epi soon. They are predicting this afternoon. I wish I could be with her. --Donna

6/17/07 2:18PM
She is at 8 cm now, and has her epi. So, by 1 pm or so I figure Gabby will fall out. [The baby's name is] Gabrielle Renee. -- Donna

6/17/07 3:14PM
OK, now she is pushing so It will be SOON. I am so excited!! I will be a Gramma!! --Donna

6/17/07 6:28PM
Hallelujah! 7 lbs 14 oz. 21 inches... and her husband was on the phone for the delivery... from Iraq.... now I can cry. --Donna

We all got teary-eyed... I always say it's hard to be a Soldier's Mom, but it's hard to be a Soldier's Wife, too.

Donna reports that Mom and babe are doing well. She is eager to see this little miracle... and she was thrilled that the Dad got to be on the phone... the nurse described everything, as her daughter was working very hard at the time!!

Welcome little Gabrielle and Congrats to the new Mom & Dad -- and HAPPY FATHER'S DAY -- FOR REAL!


At 6/18/2007 4:23 AM , Anonymous Greyhawk said...

Great story, thanks for sharing.

Hope all's well with you and yours, too.

At 6/18/2007 9:05 AM , Anonymous Mrs Greyhawk said...

Congrats to both. Happy Father's Day.

To the commenter above. Happy Father's day dear. Love you and miss you.

At 6/19/2007 7:05 AM , Anonymous Susan said...

Best wishes to the new family! May they be blessed with all the good things in life.

At 6/19/2007 11:06 AM , Blogger Army Wife said...

Ohhhh Wonderful, I hope aby and Mommy are enjoying one another....

it is a blessing.

and as a wife who has delivered 2 babies alone...

sometimes it is hard to be an Army Wife, but i am guessing, much harder to be the Daddy on the other end of the phone

At 6/20/2007 5:47 AM , Anonymous Call Me Grandma said...

That is wonderful. Praise God!
Life, what a beautiful thing. Congratulation to mom, dad, gramma and all of her family.
Life can be so good.

At 6/20/2007 6:05 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was a beautiful post. I am so glad mom and dad were together at the end even if it was by telephone. Neither will ever forget this experience. Congratulations and a long happy life to mom, dad, and gram.


At 6/20/2007 5:49 PM , Anonymous eric said...


I am the son of a military man, and have a deep appreciation for military personnel and their families. I support the mission and the brave soldiers carrying it out.

I would consider it an honor and a privilege if you would add my blog "The Tygrrrr Express" to your list of linked sites if you feel the quality is high.

I look forward to saying "Welcome home" as well. Until then, Happy June.


P.S. Your child has wonderful parents. My God bless all 3 of you.


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