The drive to the hospital is a far drive for them and I knew I would be making it there a little earlier. What I didn't expect was a call at 5:41pm saying "We're at the Kilby Exit and she feels like she's holding the baby in." That baby was coming!!!! I told Ben to pull to the side of the road, put Tiffany in a lying position with her feet up and put his hands protecting the baby's head. He says that he put the phone down after doing those things but I didn't even know! Then I hear "She's here! She just had the baby!" Miss Elizabeth (arriving 2.5 weeks early) chose the side of the road as her place of birth and her daddy as her doctor. I assured them that if the baby makes a sudden entry with little to no time for action, it's usually because everything is right. I had remembered (from a previous experience) that it would take longer for the ambulance to arrive and take them to the hospital than for them to just go on. After the 5 minute pit-stop to birth a baby, Ben and Tiff continued on their way where they were greeted by 12+ E.R. nurses and doctors -- Ben described it as bumper nurses. Mom and baby were in great health!
Tiffany, you did an amazing job bringing your baby into the world! You allowed your body to do just what it was meant to do, when it was meant to do it. Ben, are you planning a different career that you'd like to inform us about? How awesome it is that you were the first person to hold your baby! Immediately after birth had taken place and when the situation was a little less intense Ben stated "She's everything I had feared, a black haired beauty." And maybe I'm putting words in his mouth but my immediate thought was "with a wild spirit!" All I can say is they're going to have their hands full with this little girl!!