Sweet little Benan wasn’t due until the end of September but had no plans of waiting that long to join the party. Mama-to-be Ashley was on bedrest for almost half of her pregnancy and Benan had already tried to come early twice so I knew I had to be on my toes and ready to go. Ashley spent all day Wednesday contracting so she and Brian headed to the hospital only to be sent home early Thursday morning. Brian texted me Thursday afternoon saying “we think it’s time!!”, so I jumped in the car and sped over to OHSU. Little did we know that Benan was going to take his time deciding if he really wanted to come out yet but Ashley was amazing through all the contractions and pain. Brian was a rockstar coach, spending a good portion of the afternoon and evening in bed with Ashley rubbing her back and holding her hand.
Finally at about 9:30PM it was time to push. Ashley was still in a lot of pain but pushed through it for three hours to meet the newest man in her life. At 12:46AM Benan was delivered into the waiting hands of Ashley’s best friend Britt. He only let out one small cry before being placed into mom’s arms where he was completely content. Soon after, the room was filled with Brian and Ashley’s family who were overjoyed to meet this little miracle.
Welcome to the world Benan!!
Congratulations S family!!!