How's this for dedication? Our graphics operator, Charleen Toussaint, worked up until the very last second of her pregnancy, literally! She went into labor in the control room during the show yesterday!
After promptly heading to the hospital, she gave us word of her precious little arrival. Morgan Geneva Sharpe. Born at 5:02 pm. Weighing in at 7 lbs 11 oz and 20 Â˝ inches.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PARENTS!
Meantime, imagine what it says about how used to chaos and surprise everyone in the control room is. No one even mentioned it to me out on set! There was a lot of breaking news on the hijacked plane in Jamaica, new econ numbers, etc. So I guess someone's water breaking during the show was just one more unexpected event!
My son turned one Friday and Charleen and I swapped tips about dealing with morning sickness, etc. I am so happy for her and her family. And the most ironic thing about the morning show hours... Maternity leave feels exactly the same. Youre still getting up in the middle of the night. Although there's less crying at home. Or rather at work. đź™‚
See you in the morning,