Sunday, January 21, 2007

God Bless Colleen Pavelka

From "Now that's a serious labor of love" (AP/

Chicago school teacher Colleen Pavelka knows how much her husband loves the Bears. Apparently, she loves him even more.

Colleen chose to have the birth of their second child induced a few days early so Mark Pavelka could attend Sunday's NFC Championship showdown between the Bears and the New Orleans Saints.

The baby was due Monday. But when Colleen went in for an appointment Friday afternoon, her doctors told her she could opt for an early delivery. She decided to do so.

After nearly six hours of labor, 8-pound, 9-ounce Mark Patrick Pavelka was born Friday night.

Dear Mark Pavelka:

Better hope the Bears win. Because you'll never live this down.

Sons of Steve Garvey