“Mary Beth Evans’ Day of Reckoning,” Soap Opera Update, June 18, 1990

                                                       GIVING BIRTH TO KATIE! As told to Rosemary Rossi Soap Opera Update, June 18, 1990 Photos by Jonathan Exley March 9, 1990.  1:17 a.m.  On that date, at exactly that time, the world welcomed little Katherine Elizabeth Schwartz into the world.  Proud mama, DAYS’ Mary Beth Evans, flashes family photos.  They show daddy Michael sitting in the kitchen holding ‘baby Schwartz” in one arm with their son Danny on his knee. Mary Beth sets the scene: “She (Katie) was due on my birthday, the 7th (of March).  On the 8th, the next morning, I was so depressed.  I had already been home from work for three weeks because Danny was five days early.  But we had dinner out the night before.  I had escargot.  I think that’s what pushed her out—the snails.  No, I’m kidding.  I woke up the next morning feeling yucky and crampy.  By 8 in the morning, I was having contractions 10, 15 minutes apart, and they were like that for 10 hours.  My waiter came over and said, ‘May I take your order?’ I’m like this (breathing heavily, doubled over).  My girlfriend said. ‘Can you come back?  She’s not ready to order.’ ” “We got to the hospital and they gave me an epidural. Forty minutes later, it was great.  I was relaxed. My mom, my girlfriend and her husband were there.  You hear...

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