Here is the story of Payton Renee! This morning my wife woke me up cause she kept getting out of bed. I asked her if everything was alright and she said yes, that she was having a few contractions. At 4am she then came back into the room and said we need to go to the hospital. Sarah's preferred doctor is in Bolivar, so we knew that we had a 25 minute drive. Sarah called our next door neighbor to come over and watch Ethan and Brooklyn. (Thank you Lord for great neighbors and friends). As we pull out of the drive way, Sarah tells me that we need to hurry because her contractions are getting closer together, They are about 3-4 minutes apart. We get on to Hwy 13 heading north and I am going about 75 mph in a 65 zone. I ask her how shes doing and she tells me I need to go faster. So I speed up to 85mph. Hoping not to see a police officer going the other way, because I had already made up my mind that I wasn't stopping till I got to the hospital. By the time we got to Hwy 215 near Morrisville I was at speeds in excess of 95 mph.
At this point Sarah's contractions are about 2-3 minutes apart, so she calls the hospital and tells them we are coming and her contractions are getting stronger and closer. I then tell her to call 911 and tell them we are flying low coming North on 13, so that way we won't get pulled over. Sarah calls them and they take our information down. A few minutes later we get a call from a Bolivar police officer telling us they are waiting at the Hwy 13 & Hwy 32 exit and will escort us into the hospital. At this point I am traveling at 100 mph just trying to get to the hospital. I didn't want to be delivering this our baby on the highway. I pulled up to the hospital at 4:39 and they had a couple of people one with a wheel chair there to help Sarah in. I went and parked the car and got into the room right as Sarah was having another contraction. Sarah told the nurse she felt like she had to push. The nurse said go ahead and then Sarah's water broke and Payton was born 2 pushes later. She weighed in at 6 lbs 13 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long. She was born face up, and thank goodness she was. The doctor said that if she would have been face down she might have been born on the Highway. Thank you Jesus she was patient enough to wait. I couldn't imagine puling the car over to deliver my own baby. She is precious and beautiful. Mom is doing well. I am extremely proud of her. All natural birth, no pain meds, no IV. Wow! She could blow me away with her pain thresh hold.