Sunday, January 12, 2003

Four cousins born in 36 hours



By Maggie Downs
The Cincinnati Enquirer

In a 36-hour span this week, a 54-year-old Glendale woman went from being the grandmother of one to the grandmother of five.

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Four cousins born this week: Hannah and Alexander Laman, Emory Gardner and Parker Allen.
(Tony Jones photo) | ZOOM |
Linda Ewing's three children delivered four babies starting Wednesday and ending Friday.

Three of the babies had February due dates. Only one child was full term.

"They weren't supposed to come at the same time," Ms. Ewing said. "But when one started, they all came."

On Wednesday, Ms. Ewing's daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Brent Laman of Sharonville, had twins Hannah Marie (2:12 p.m.) and Alexander Charles (2:24 p.m.) at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Ken and Kimberly Gardner of Elsmere, Ky., Ms. Ewing's son and daughter-in-law, followed at 12:33 p.m. Thursday, with the birth of their second child, Emory Warren Gardner, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood, Ky.

At 2:08 a.m. Friday, Ms. Ewing's daughter and son-in-law, Amber and Jason Bluemlein of Covington, gave birth to Parker Allen Bluemlein at Good Samaritan Hospital.

"All I've done is go from delivery to labor to delivery to labor to delivery to labor," Ms. Ewing said.

"Now I can finally go to the maternity ward."




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