Is this new mom the luckiest lady in the world, or quite the opposite? When you hear about a mom giving birth in a non-traditional location like the subway, McDonald's, the airplane -- it's a frightening, unexpected situation. But when Jennifer Russell gave birth to her baby girl in her car, it was the easiest birth I've ever heard of in my entire life. So easy, in fact, her husband was filming it while driving down the highway. And the loudest noises you hear come from the baby, and dad saying, "Oh my goodness."
No high-pitched screams from a mom in pain, just a video showing a baby popping up to say "hi!" Then mom unwinds the umbilical cord and gets on her phone to fill in her own mother about what has just happened. Which is surely empowering for other women, as the elementary school teacher pushed once after her water broke, and baby Willow was born 15 minutes into their 45-minute drive to the birthing center. I wonder how they filled up the rest of the drive time?
My favorite quote from mom was, "It was different." If you grew up in or around Texas, you know that "different" can have a million meanings. Like, "Well, she's different." Or in this case, "I JUST GAVE BIRTH TO MY BABY IN A FORD!!!!"
The new dad, Zachary Russell, has clearly mastered multitasking as he filmed his daughter's birth while staying in his lane as he drove down a Texas highway. Way to go, dad! You're now ready for midnight feedings and diaper changing while figuring out how to solve that personnel issue at work tomorrow.
How amazing is this video? And how lucky is Jennifer with that fast birth?
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