What’s Your Birth Story, Mom?

Kara Marlowe

My husband and I started dating in the 7th grade. We decided to just be best friends and then started dating again our senior year. We were only 19 when we got married. We both wanted to expand our family and it only took us three months to conceive. My birthday is December 7th and and Zach’s is December 21st. Exactly a week in between our birthdays, December 14th, I went into labor. I got an epidural in the beginning, but I was in labor for 16 hours. So it had wore off when it was time to push. Our son, Camdon Ryan, was born December 15th at 12:29 a.m., weighing 8 pounds 10.6 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. It was the best day of our lives. I love being a mommy to a boy. The bond is so amazing!