We also enjoyed going to Emma's soccer practices and games. Emma can push and shove her way to the ball with the best of them! She was definitely one of the key competitors on the field. Sometimes I had to wonder what kind of "football" I was watching, and I always found myself having a good laugh or two. Paige was out there chasing the ball right along with "her" teammates, and even made herself at home with the off-duty players.
After the show, the girls jumped through hoops in the backyard with Chelsea while we enjoyed the cool Wyoming summer evening. Church meetings keep us busy the next day, and playtime with Emma and Paige passed the time quickly until Chelsea left on Wednesday (just two days too soon).
That last week of July, Stephanie was feeling "different". She had never gone into labor with the girls, because Emma was delivered at 30 weeks by emergency c-section and Paige was a scheduled delivery two weeks prior to her due date. This little guy was not due until the 8th and was due to arrive by c-section on August 5. But it was becoming apparent that he had other plans. Thursday evening, Stephanie began experiencing labor pains, and the contractions steadily increased in regularity until around 9:00 p.m., when a call to the doctor confirmed what they suspected. Packing their bags, Stephanie and Ben headed to the hospital in Rock Springs, about 20 minutes away.
Bennett Taylor Johnson was delivered by C-section just after midnight, making his birthday August 1, 2014. He weighed 8 pounds 6 ounces and measured 19 inches long. Bennett is not a family name, but hints at the connection to his father, Benjamin. Taylor (and Johnson, too) is a Hill family name. being part of my maternal grandfather's name (Wilford Taylor Parkinson). We think he is pretty cute - even with the dominate Johnson looks!
I found myself right back in mommy mode as soon as I had sweet little Bennett in my arms! How grateful I am to be a mother - and a "grand" one, too!