'Wouldn't this be cool?' 

February, 12, 2006
02/12/06
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Twenty-four years ago Sunday, Becky Nyman felt an odd sensation in her stomach. She thought to dismiss it -- just a cramp -- but she went to the hospital, anyway. The doctors had surprising news: She was in labor, nine centimeters dilated. A baby boy, Steven, showed up 15 minutes later.

"He was fast from the beginning," Becky said Sunday.

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Eric Adelson was a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.

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