This rock star mom is my niece, the youngest of three.
The day started like many other, except my wife Aileen and I were expecting our third child, and every call from Aileen could be, “THE call.” I was setting up for an auction 40 minutes away from the house in Pleasant Hill Missouri when she called.
Aileen said she was feeling kind of sick. I asked her if she needed me to come home, but she said no, and she would call call back if she needed me. 15 minutes later she called back and said she just had a strong contraction. I told her I was on my way, and to stay on the phone so I could time the contractions. Five minutes later she had another one, and they were lasting almost a minute. I told her to call the midwife and let her know what was happening, and I would call my Mom who was only five…
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