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September 25, 2013

Video: Dad delivers baby, documents roadside birth

Yahoo Odd News

ROCKLIN, Calif. — On Sept. 3, Elijah Meeker got the birthday gift of a lifetime: He got to deliver his son.

Wife Celeste Meeker woke up just after 4 a.m. on Elijah’s birthday. She knew it was time to head to the hospital. Actually, the time to go to the hospital would have been a few hours earlier. The surprise appearance by baby Augustine Blue Meeker (the family calls him August) happened sooner — way sooner — than expected. Even though the couple had been through this before with their other three kids, they thought they had timed it right.

“Honestly, I thought I had time,” Celeste, 34, told Fox 40 News. “I didn’t want to be dramatic.” But the way their baby came into the world was exactly that — dramatic. Mom did her best to keep the baby from coming out too soon. “I sat up thinking, ‘Oh, I’ll just hold him in,’ and the pain was overwhelming, excruciating.”

Full story: Dad delivers his baby roadside – on his birthday