When I entered the Army medical center on base 20 minutes prior to delivering my baby, I had a hard time convincing the staff that I was definitely in the last stages of labor. We had waited 10 minutes in the pre-admittance area when a nurse finally came in and said, "My name is Captain Smith, but you can call me Lisa."

"I'm Chaplain Barclay," my husband responded, "but you can call me Kleet."

"My name is Holly," I added in frustration, "but in a few minutes you can call me Mom!"