It didn't take them long to start preparing. The couple decided on a name, Halle May, and got the nursery ready with everything a baby girl could need. Gloria's followed everything by the book. She's watched her diet, and walked for exercise. But the last few weeks have been a little hard for Gloria. Doctors put her on bed rest because her blood pressure was too high. She's usually constantly on the go with her job as a school teacher, now it's just waiting for Halle. "Now there's no return at this point," she says. "We'll make it. It will be an experience."
A lot of things have happened since the last time we talked to Gloria and Darrin. The baby decided to come two weeks early, another surprise...it's a boy. "I looked down and said he's a boy and everybody started laughing," Gloria says. Much to everyone's surprise, Jacob Kenneth came into our world 9:27 PM February 13th. "This poor little boy is going to look back at all these pictures and see Halle and he's not a Halle," she says.
Another thing Gloria didn't expect, Jacob was small, only five pounds six ounces. His blood sugar was low, so doctors put him on an IV. But other than that, baby and mom are going to be okay. "He's just as cute as he can be and we're thrilled to have him here."