The First Thing I Remember Knowing Was A Goal Horn Siren Blowing: This Mom’s A Threero

by J.R.

A big III Communication shout out to Chicago Blackhawks fan Donna Lebano.

From Mooney at Puck Daddy:

Midway through the middle frame, Donna Lebano, eight months pregnant, started having contractions.

But the diehard Hawks fan wasn’t going to miss an elimination game just to give birth to some baby.

“No way was I leaving,” Lebano said in a statement. “We are a Hawks family. I had to see the end of the game.”

And really, she gave birth to one of these things a year and a half ago. The Hawks haven’t been to the second round since 2010. So, you know, priorities.

Out with her three sisters for a girls’ night, Lebano ignored her contractions through the end of the second, the intermission, and the third period before being rushed to the hospital to give birth sometime after the handshake line.

Anyway, she delivered a healthy boy — named Owen Michael, sadly not Rosie.

I know something about birth during playoff games — last year, my beautiful wife delivered our beautiful daughter Zoë during Game 5 of the Preds-Red Wings series (we were at the hospital, but we listened to the game the whole time, except during the critical moment). Anyway, Zoë was born 11 pounds, 4 ounces and, upon hearing the news Nashville was creating ginormo babies, Nick Lidstrom retired and Detroit whined it’s way out of Conference III.

So for all the Conference III moms, we appreciate your effort: