Well this is one way to make an entrance! One woman’s birth plan didn’t go, well, as planned after she ended up giving birth in her car. But what was even more incredible was that she and her partner caught the whole thing on video, which has now unsurprisingly gone viral.
Nevada couple Rudia Napier and Michael Addison were on route to the hospital with their three older children in the backseat after Napier’s water broke. However, their daughter just couldn’t wait to make a grand entrance into the world. While their 10-year old son Jayden was already filming, Napier began yelling at her husband, telling him the baby was coming at that very moment. “My baby’s coming out. Oh, Mike, the baby’s coming out!” Napier could be seen shouting in the video.
In under five minutes, Napier delivered her baby in the passenger seat while her husband continued to navigate the car towards Henderson Hospital. The viral video shows the mother-of-four pulling the baby out from between her legs, all while her eldest child continued filming and her two daughters could be heard crying in the backseat.
Shortly after the quick delivery, the couple made it to the Emergency Room where their new baby was determined to be happy and healthy. Even though the little one was supposed to be born in early June, she arrived a few weeks early on May 24th. They have since revealed that they named her Jolee Lavergne Addison.
While speaking to KTNV following the dramatic delivery, their son Jayden said his first instinct was to simply keep on filming. "Crazy, honestly,” the 10-year old explained. "All that was going through my head was, ‘record the baby.'"
Michael Addison explained he didn’t even realize his son was continuing to film as the baby was born. He added that the family intended the video to be a "a pre-baby delivery video to get ready to welcome our baby into the world, for the future […] [not to] happen within the next four minutes." But regardless, the parents are thankful and surprised that their son managed to catch everything on tape.
Addison and his wife eventually watched the whole recording six hours after their daughter’s delivery. Given how extraordinary their experience was, Addison said he felt compelled to share the intense video with the rest of the world. "After I watched the video, I felt like I had to share it with the world,” he explained. "It was exciting to me. It was a beautiful nightmare." The video, which was originally uploaded to Facebook, has since been viewed more than 11 million times.