Even Being In Labor Couldn’t Stop This Mom From Voting

When I was in labor with my children, I wasn’t the type to just sit around and focus on the pain. With Baby #1, I watched a basketball game with my husband and packed my hospital bag – making sure to put in my pearl earrings. With Baby #2 born at home, I busied myself with tidying the house and took the time to put on some of my signature red lipstick. And even though Baby #3 came in a fast and furious way, I made sure to unload my dishwasher in the midst of contractions that were 2-3 minutes apart. My husband loves to tell the story of the dishwasher to perfectly highlight my Type-A “doer” personality, but my level of labor productivity pales in comparison to Colorado resident Soshy Adelstein.

On November 4th, Adelstein proved that there truly are no excuses when it comes to getting out and voting.  On that day, Soshy Adelstein went into labor and while en route to the hospital with contractions 10 minutes apart, she and husband Max Brandel made a pit stop at the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder’s Office to cast their votes. They even stopped to take a selfie in front of the “I Voted Today!” backdrop, because #priorities.

The parents-to-be then continued on to the hospital where, about 14 hours later, Adelstein gave birth to a healthy baby girl. Bella Rose Brandel (“Rosey” for short) made her way into the world at 12:50 AM on November 5th.

With their new daughter on the way, voting was a major priority. Brandel shared that,

“It’s really important for us to bring our girl into a world we are proud of. We hope people realize the risks inherent in this election and get out and vote.”

In an interview with HuffPost Parents, the new parents used their moment in the spotlight to encourage other U.S. citizens to “Please go vote for all the Roseys of the world.”

I couldn’t agree more – get out and vote!

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to load up my mom-mobile with three children ages 4 and under to go do my civic duty, because: no excuses. This one’s for you Rosey!


Photo via: Soshy Adelstein & Max Brandel