By Lindsay Schnell
February 14, 2014
Oregon State assistant Nate Pomeday with his daughter Everley and wife Heidi.
Courtesy of the Pomedays

But when Everley arrived in July 2011, it became clear there were more problems. Heidi went into labor three weeks early -- and one day before Nate returned from a recruiting trip. Stuck in Las Vegas at the Adidas 64 tournament, Nate couldn't get a flight back to Oregon until the next day. So he didn't see that, when Everley came out via Caesarean-section, her legs were twisted up behind her head and that she looked "like a mermaid baby," Heidi says.

Everley at two days old.
Courtesy of the Pomedays

"She doesn't care if you win or lose, and that brings me back to reality."

Nate and Everley.
Courtesy of the Pomedays

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