Local Couple Became Grandparents Three Times In Nine Hours

By: Matt Howerton Email
By: Matt Howerton Email

WACO (December 31, 2012) -- You might know what it feels like to rush your wife, sister, or daughter to the hospital when she goes into labor. But what if you had to do it three times in one night?

Local couple, now grandparents, Bryant and Suzanne Stanton did just that over the weekend. The two were expecting three grandchildren to be born over the holidays. Two from their daughters, and one from their daughter in law.

But they never thought all three would come at once.

"It didn't seem like a panic, it was just really funny," Bryant Stanton said.

It all started when Bryant and Suzanne took their daughter Julie Stanton to the hospital on Saturday. Julie thought her water broke, so Bryant and Suzanne checked her in at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco.

"We took Julie because we were just scared that her water might have broke," Suzanne Stanton said.

"Hillcrest took her and kept her there."

But on the way to the hospital, the plot thickened.

"I got a call and found out my sister-in-law's water broke," Julie Stanton said.

"I mean, what else can I do but laugh? We've been pregnant together and now we're in labor together."

What happens next sounds like it came right out of a movie. The Stanton's other pregnant daughter started going into labor while visiting Julie in the hospital.

"She was breathing hard, then she squeezed my hand really tight, and I was like 'ok'," Suzanne said.

"She looked at me and said 'not today, I'm not having my baby on the same day.'"

At 5:35 p.m. on Saturday, Julie Stanton gave birth to Kendle Stanton.

At 1:39 a.m., the Stanton's other daughter gave birth to baby Ian Feathers. Finally, at 2:40 a.m., the Stanton's daughter-in-law gave birth to baby Everett Stanton.

Three healthy babies born within a nine hour span.

"Life is stranger than fiction. We threw out a couple of scenarios when the girls got pregnant," Bryant said.

"What if they all went into labor at the same time? Well be careful what you wish for because it came true."

All three mothers left the hospital on Monday, and are now at home resting and enjoying life with their new babies.

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