I would say that this wife’s level of commitment to her husband is very high. Colleen Pavelka didn’t want to risk going into labor during Sunday’s game featuring New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears.
Due to give birth today, Pavelka was told by her doctor Friday he could induce labor early. She opted for the Friday delivery.
“I thought, how could (Mark) miss this one opportunity that he might never have again in his life?” said Pavelka, 28, from the southwestern Chicago suburb of Homer Glen.
At 10:45 p.m. Friday, Mark Patrick Pavelka was born at Palos Community Hospital after close to six hours of labor.
While her husband watched the Bears play the Saints at Soldier Field yesterday, Colleen watched in the hospital with the baby wrapped in a Bears blanket – a Christmas gift from his grandmother.
The Bears made it all worthwhile, winning 39-14.