Thankfully, the couple had had an appointment on that very same date to see a doctor for the baby’s final ultrasound and check-up. And the scheduling was fortuitous, it seems, as the medical professional would alert the Eppards to their impending arrival. Indeed, Connor would later tell ABC News, “The doctor went through the routine and said, ‘You guys should go across to the hospital. I think you’re in labor.’”
Jordyn was in labor for 24 hours in total, in fact – a scenario which she would later describe as “the worst experience ever.” And, to make matters worse, the baby seemed to have become stuck during the delivery, so doctors had also urged the mother to have an emergency C-section. Nonetheless, baby Beauden Eppard was eventually born at a healthy 8 pounds and 11 ounces on July 1, 2017.
“I did not want him to come on the first at all because it was 17 days early,” Jordyn later told Today. “That can sometimes cause problems. For me, I just wanted him to be healthy more than anything.” Her husband Connor agreed, adding, “We didn’t necessarily want him to be born two weeks early because there’s always a risk.”