Look where we are now.
A little over four years ago my wife and I were expecting our one and only daughter. We were a little bit over-prepared for things and had gone so far as to tour the hospital wing, pick out a room with a hot tub, and even hire a doula. Things were very much planned and scheduled as much as we thought they could be, when a couple decides to have a natural birth.
We were only a week or two out from the due date when my wife noticed that she hadn't felt any kicking. She quickly called nurses and started chugging Mountain Dew hoping to elicit some movement. We waited a while and then decided to get in to the hospital and check things out.
We proudly handed the nurses our binder of steps and pre-planning notes. They smugly handed it back and told us to prepare for a C-section. This was not in our plans, and I being the protector of my wife's wishes, told them so. It was then explained that our baby was in danger and we needed to act quickly. When the surgery was over we were told that our new beautiful daughter had rolled herself around and wrapped the cord around her stomach three times. Without the quick thinking of my wife and the immediate action of the nursing staff we would have lost our daughter.
Today we have the most beautiful, smartest, and most loving daughter that we could have ever imagined. It's getting even better every single day, too.