Mabel Bennett Elliott
July 4th was an average day, lunch with the in laws, working on the boat/tackle. Big plans to hit the Grand River in the morning and then work on Lake Michigan all night. Things quickly changed when Amanda's water broke and she jolted out of bed. I grabbed the bags and off we went to Grand Rapids, it was time to have this baby. I will say it was nice having the light traffic in the middle of the night.
I had been desperately pleading with the baby to stay in there until after my D&R tournament on Saturday. But it turns out she wasn't going to listen and the day was finally here (much to Amanda's relief). She has been over pregnancy for a little bit, and we couldn't wait to meet our little surprise. We (well mostly Amanda) wanted the gender to be a surprise at birth so that added one more exciting thing to the whole process. She was right by the way, the surprise at the end was worth it. Besides all that mattered to either of us was a healthy baby and mom.