Verlede Donderdag, 'n week voor haar sperdatum, Emily Johnson, 31, het elke keer kontraksies begin kry 10 minute.
“The contractions went from three minutes to two minutes to one minute in a matter of
20 aan 30 minute,” Emily told CNN affiliate KCRA
. “And we are like
, ‘Oh we got to get into the car we have to go
The couple called Emily’s mother, Kristy Sparks, to come watch their 3-year-old son, Blake, grabbed their hospital bag, and rushed out the door and down the driveway.
But that was as far as they got.
“At this point I called grandma (Kristy) quickly and said, ‘Change of plans — she can’t get into the car.’ Luckily she was right down the street,” said Michael.
Emily knew she wouldn’t be able make it to the hospital in time, so she lay down in the front lawn and accepted she would be delivering the baby right there.
“I was going to accept those wonderful pain medicines at the hospital,” Emily told CNN. “Having a natural childbirth was not in my birth plan. But given how fast the labor progressed, we knew I was not getting there.”
Michael had called 911 and paramedics were on the way to help with the delivery.
“I’m running in to get towels; I’ve got the phone in my hand,” hy het gesê. “and at this point we’re thinking this is going to happen right here, nou dadelik.”
When Sparks pulled up to the house she got down on her hands and knees to help her daughter and shortly after paramedics arrived at the makeshift delivery room. That’s when grandma yelled to them that she saw a head, the couple told CNN.
Baby Thomas was then born at 10:42 nm. local time on the front lawn, weeg 7 pond, 11 onse.
“I just laid back in the grass and took a nice deep breath,” Emily told KCRA. “I never want to do that again.”
All caught on camera
Gelukkig, she can relive the entire delivery again anytime
, sedert their doorbell camera caught the entirety of the dramatic birth
“Mike realized after running back and forth that the ring camera had the little blue light on it and it was recording all of this,” said Emily.
From the moans of Emily in labor to the first cries of Thomas, everything was captured from behind Emily.
The couple said they reviewed the footage shortly after arriving at the hospital, and that the nursing staff piled in to watch, ook.
“We joke that next time we’re going to tailgate in the parking lot at the hospital so we’re better prepared that time,” said Emily.
Both mom and baby are happy, healthy and recovering great, according to the couple.