My baby would be ready to be born in late July 1969. I was so excited when I learned that it would coincide with the moon landing. I checked into the hospital on the 20th with a television monitor above us in our private room. The nurses would come and go and were sure that we had a moon baby coming.
The astronauts were scheduled for a nap and then their walk. They decided they were too excited to take the their nap and were given the okay to land before Midnight on July 20th. I kept saying to the monitor, "No, take your nap! I need a little more time." Although my baby and I were not quite ready, I was thrilled to watch the fuzzy video of our brave astronauts during the landing and the "Giant step for mankind." It certainly helped distract me from my difficult work. Everything came out perfectly for us all - here and on the moon. My baby was born after Midnight on July 21, 1969.