Lebanon Reporter

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January 8, 2014

Couple welcomes 'blizzard baby'

On Saturday, knowing about the impending winter storm, nine-month-pregnant Haley Keeney looked at her husband Dalin and with eerie certainty said: “He’s going to come during the storm.”

And sure enough, Kyler Creston Keeney was born at 5:23 a.m. Monday, after one harrowing ambulance ride to Witham Memorial Hospital from Ulen North Apartments.

Haley went to the hospital at around 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon. The snow had already started, and she wanted to stay there for the rest of the storm. But she was only dilated one centimeter, and after an hour, the doctors sent her home.

Once home, Haley said she did everything she could to postpone the labor — taking a bath, getting a massage, taking Tylenol, lying on her side — but the pain was too much. By 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Haley had to go to the hospital.

“I just kept telling myself, just make it 'til morning, just make it 'til morning,” said Haley, resting in her warm room at the hospital Tuesday. “But I couldn’t take it anymore.”

Haley and Dalin weren’t sure what to do because their car was stuck in the parking lot. So they called for an ambulance. Haley had Dalin take their dog outside because she knew she would be gone for awhile.

“They next thing I know, he’s coming back in with the dog and I heard a whole lot of footsteps. In our little apartment, there were four big, burly men,” Haley said. “One had a bunch of towels, so I said, ‘We are doing this in the hospital, right?’”

See Wednesday's Lebanon Reporter for more on this story.

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