Tuesday, March 24, 2009

It's a Girl!

My wife Carrie was scheduled for a C-section at 6:00 a.m. on December 20, 1994 so we decided to get a cheap hotel near the hospital as we lived an hour away. We didn’t sleep very well that night as we anticipated the birth of our new baby. After already having a boy (Joshua) and a girl (Jessica) we didn’t really care what the gender of new baby was going to be so and unlike the other two kids we didn’t know if it would be a boy or girl. It would be a surprise! We just prayed that the baby would be healthy.

As we arrived at the hospital it donned on both of us that we hadn’t decided on a name for our new baby. Carrie always wanted a girl named Jessica and I got to name our first born son Joshua. I think you have a week or so after the baby is born to come up with a name but the idea of our baby being born without a name was unthinkable to Carrie. If it was a girl I suggested Jacqueline spelled with a Q and Carrie really liked the name. We started a J thing with Joshua, Jessica and now possibly Jacqueline. We had a good friend in our church named Jacqueline and we both really liked the name. Carrie came up the middle name …. Jacqueline Brooke. The rest is history. She was born Jacqueline Brooke Page on December 20, 1994 at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Woodland Hills. She was 20 inches long and weighed 8 pounds and 6 ounces. What a beautiful baby girl!

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