Their third child was born on Super Bowl Sunday. The first was born on the day Cal Ripken set his record, the second on Thanksgiving and the third on Super Bowl Sunday at around 6 in the morning. The game was that night and all the women who stopped by to see them fussed over the baby while all the men were glued to the TV watching the game.
Christine was teaching that January. She remembers telling her class every day that she might not be there the next day because the baby might come. And then she’d show up the next day and they’d all laugh. She was very impatient to have the baby all during that last month. Tessa was actually born just one day late. Given that Calvin was a week early, Natalie a week late and Tessa one day late, they figure baby number four should be one day early. Really, it’s due any day now. Roger is hoping the baby isn’t born on April 1, but on March 31. He calculates that should be exactly 40 weeks. The doctors agree with Christine that April 1 is much more likely the due date.
One funny thing that just happened was that Christine’s clinic was doing a kind of advertising blitz and chose her doctor to be the face on the ads. So everywhere Christine’s gone for the past week she’s seen her doctor’s face plastered in all the newspapers, plus face to face. What she really hopes is that she’ll see her doctor tonight or tomorrow for the next baby’s delivery.