Brian DeWitt was born in September of 1987, one of first deliveries for young obstetrician and gynecologist Neil Blumenthal. Taryn Kinney was born in August of 1991, another delivery for Dr. Blumenthal's growing practice.
Then years passed.
Brian and Taryn met in January 2014 on a dating site. They were both testing the waters. Each had just left a relationship that had failed and both had young daughters.
"When I first met Brian, he came out of his apartment with a baby monitor in his pocket with the sound ocean waves blaring," Taryn says. Brain had full custody of his daughter and was a great father and provider.
"We never really had a first date," Taryn says. "We clicked right away and spent lots of time together but were too busy with work and family to go on a proper date."
By summer of 2014, they were engaged, and by fall, they were expecting another little girl.
Of course, Dr. Blumenthal would deliver her, welcoming the next generation of patients to his practice.
Taryn began to see Dr. Blumenthal as a teenager. Her mom used him and trusted him, so it seemed natural for Taryn to follow suit.
"I just love him," Taryn says. "He is such a caring doctor. He discusses any concern and takes the time to talk with me and explain everything."
Dr. Blumenthal delivered Taryn's first child at Easton Hospital, where he is a member of the medical staff.
"I had a C-section," she says. "I'm sure I annoyed the nurses as they answered my many questions and managed my post-partum pain. But at the end of my stay, I didn't want to go home because it was so nice there."
Taryn and Brian had a delivery date scheduled: June 18th.
Taryn would have another C-section. This time she hoped to remain awake during the delivery. She was under anesthesia during the last birth because the permanent rods in her back to treat her scoliosis prevented a spinal from being effective.
Baby Madison joined the family at 8:34 a.m. She was happy and healthy.
"Everything went well," Taryn says. "Dr. Blumenthal did awesome, the nurses did great and I recovered easily and healed quickly."
The couple brought their newborn home to Philipsburg. In early 2015, Taryn and Brian had bought a house and began blending their families. "Both girls love each other like sisters," Taryn says. "And argue like sisters."
With the new sister at home, the ladies rule the roost...all day and with feedings at night.
While Taryn thinks they should try for a boy, Brian just shakes his head and pleads the fifth.
Taryn eventually concedes, "I want a boy, but I'm not sure we'll have one. But it's good to know that Dr. Blumenthal would be ready."
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