Sure enough, Gardner began to experience strong contractions and headed to Tidelands Waccamaw at about midnight on Thursday. There wasn’t much time to spare – at 3:05 a.m., not long after her arrival and only a few hours before Dorian began to unleash its fury on the region, Gardner delivered a healthy baby girl, Cahja Destiny Gardner, who entered the world weighing 6 pounds, 15 ½ ounces.
“We feel blessed,” Kendra Gardner says. “We are very excited.”
Gardner says she was thankful to get to the hospital before Dorian began to impact the region and has felt comfortable as the storm’s wind and rain swirled outside.
“I feel really safe about the whole situation and how it happened,” she says.