Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Story of Hannah's Birthday and Our Easter Celebration

Saturday Morning around 9:30 a.m., I received a telephone call from Douala Meg informing me Krista was in labor. Turns out, eggplant Parmesan really is an inducer. The story goes something like this:

Lovely Krista was pregnant with her and Danny's second child. She was due on April 12, but thought it would be nice to have her baby in time to celebrate Easter. Douala Meg, Dr. Tim, and Dr. Danny (a.k.a. the father) agreed it would be fun to participate in the birth of this child. They all sat down to a marvelous eggplant Parmesan dinner on Friday night, then played the wait and see game. Saturday morning, Krista woke up feeling "crampy," which she ignored for a few hours. Eventually, the "cramps" came with more regulated frequency prompting Father Danny to call his Dr. Uncle, who in turn laughed at Danny and told him to get ready to deliver his daughter in the car on the way to the hospital. Danny grabbed the bag, his son Isak, and jumped in the car behind Tim's car where Dr. Tim was driving Douala Meg & Mommy Krista to the birthing center. They made it all the way to the parking lot of the birthing center where Danny delivered his daughter. Krista was in labor for about an hour. Now baby Hannah will be able to say her father (and Douala Meg) delivered her in the back of a Honda Civic right outside the hospital while stoic Dr. Tim took care of the minor detail of the police officer who had been following them through the city on their mad dash to the medical facilities. What a way to start off life! HAPPY BIRTHDAY HANNAH!!

One would think the story would end here, however, being they are my friends, of course it does not. Turns out, Krista's parents were on their way from North Carolina to surprise her. Perfect timing. Oh and there was the minor detail of Krista serving up Easter dinner to about 15 people on Sunday after popping out baby Hanna. And she did it with a smile on her face: "All in a day's work". I'm quite certain this qualifies her to be in the running for Super Woman. I'm sure I don't need to tell you how awesome the meal was or how little and cute the baby is. It was rather funny to see the looks on everyone's faces when they found out about Hannah's birth, as the couple kept it a surprise until just before dinner when they introduced their daughter to the group. And FINALLY we found out her name. YAY! Congratulations to one of my favorite little families.

For dessert, I whipped up two scrumptious peanut butter pies:

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