Jennifer is 24 a Montessori teacher. Jeff is 26 and works for Coca-Cola and they are in the process of buying a nearby school. Both are very excited that they may have the first baby of the new millennium or the last one of this century. It is especially surprising to because they weren't trying for the millennium baby.
"We decided to start thinking about having a family and I was convinced it would take at least a few months to conceive" says Jennifer. "Two weeks later though, it worked. Then we found out that our due date is December 31st!" a surprised Jennifer tells us.
The Chatham's believe they pregnancy and not necessarily the due date was an act of divine intervention. "We are Christians and hadn't intended to start a family for a few more years. I felt an overwhelming urging to do so every time I prayed for 4 months. My husband, Jeff, and I talked about it several times coming to the the conclusion that we weren't ready. Finally, we prayed together and realized that this was God's will and if it wasn't, we wouldn't conceive. I guess He meant business! So, we can't help but wonder if He intends for us to be rich parents too! Ha!!", says Jennifer.
Even if Jennifer can't find a baby contest, they are glad to have a possibility of having the first Year 2000 baby. "We don't really think we'll be the ones to have "the one", but it is fun to think about', says Jennifer.
Mona has agreed to that name, espcially since the name "Emile" existed for a long time, However, they are modifying this name to be more modern and more reflective of this new millennium. Mona says " I am also sure the name "Demille" is less humorous than the name "Wytookey" Mona we have to agree with you.
Port Saint Lucie
---Mary Beth Magill
---Penny and Jim Lee
Royal Palm Beach (just outside West Palm Beach)
We were the only couple out of the 4 to actually conceive. So they have been keeping in touch with us, checking on the pregnancy and making sure that everything is still on schedule. In addition, they have contacted a couple of the local news channels and they have interviewed us on our thoughts on the whole thing. So needless to say there are many many people around here that know I am ready to deliver in the next couple of days.
Other than that I guess it has been a "normal" pregnancy. It is our first and these last few days have been long anticipating his arrival. Katie great story, and we can't really call that a "NORMAL" pregnancy by any stretch of the imagination!
As Leesi tells us, "we had know idea that it would happen so fast. To quote a good friend of mine "You shot...You scored!"
"We are so excited about the baby, let alone if he/she is a millennium baby. That is just an extra perk. All of our friends are saying that if it is going to be anyone, it will happen to us" says Leesi.
Their actual due date is December 28, 1999. "We are planning a natural childbirth and would not consider inducing pregnancy to "cash in." However, I plan on keeping my fingers (and legs) crossed until the ball drops. Michael told me that once our due date passes on Dec. 28th, cross my legs tight. I doubt that it will work, but it was funny." So do we!
West Palm Beach
"We are very excited about possibly having a millennium baby, don't know what my chances are, this is my first so I'm not quite sure how my body will react. I've heard that some people have their babies two weeks early and some one week late... so we're anxious to see what happens" says Jennifer.
"We are thrilled to be together and look forward to the birth of our baby. Wouldn't it been cool if we had the first REAL millennium baby?" says Jennifer. Yeah it would be really cool!
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