A Minnesota couple was forced to deliver their baby on the side of the road on Christmas day after they opened a few presents, of course.
Taylor and Hannah Lindeman were forced to pull over on Highway 8, near Chisago City, Minnesota, as they waited for an ambulance on Monday in minus-two degrees.
As daughters Lilly and Dahlia, five and three-years-old, began opening presents on Christmas morning, Hannah struggled to open her presents because her contractions were ‘much more painful’, according to her husband.
Taylor and Hannah Lindeman were forced to pull over near Chisago City, Minnesota, as they waited for an ambulance on Monday in minus-two degrees. Hannah gave birth to daughter, Poppy, mere minutes later
Leaving their parent’s house in Shafer, Minnesota, they attempted to make the 45-minute journey to United Hospital in St Paul.
‘I called United to tell them that we were coming. After that, my wife said that I needed to call an ambulance,’ Taylor said to the Star Tribune.
‘Her contractions were very, very painful. So I called the ambulance and stayed on the line and then eventually had to stop to have the ambulance find us, because they said if I keep driving they couldn’t continue following me.’
After opening presents at their parent’s home in Shafer, Minnesota, the couple tried to make the 45-minute trip to United Hospital in St Paul
Pulling off Highway 8, Taylor rushed to his wife’s side while on speaker phone with the ambulance dispatcher in minus-2 degree weather with a windchill that made the temperature feel like 25-below.
The father-of-three added that no one offered any assistance, probably rushing to their own Christmas plans.
“While I was on the phone with the dispatcher, her water broke,” Taylor said of the occurrence at 9.18am.
‘She’s our biggest baby yet,’ said the father-of-three of Poppy, who weighs six pounds, eight ounces and measures at 20.5 inches long
Poppy was born two minutes later, weighing six pounds, eight ounces and measuring at 20.5 inches long.
‘She’s our biggest baby yet,’ said Taylor.
Mere minutes later, a police officer from the Lakes Area Police Department arrived and waited with the family as they waited for an ambulance.
The couple is doing fine and expects to leave the hospital with their new bundle of joy, on Wednesday
And as per directions from an Allina Health dispatcher, the officer cut Hannah’s boot shoelace and tied off the baby’s umbilical cord.
“The police officer did a really good job. The paramedics did a really good job, too,” Taylor, a seventh-grade teacher, added.
The couple is doing fine and expects to leave the hospital with their new bundle of joy, on Wednesday.
Hannah’s first delivery took between seven to nine hours, according to her husband. The second, three hours after arriving at the hospital.
Their latest, which took the couple by surprise, took between 60 to 90 minutes.
“We weren’t really expecting today to be the delivery — but obviously she had other plans,” Taylor said.