Baby couldn’t wait and is born in an elevator
NORMAN, Okla. — It’s a day dad Kenneth Lovejoy and his wife Amber will never forget.
Eight pound Madison Marie was born at the Norman Regional Healthplex Tuesday around 6:00 am. She couldn’t wait to meet the world.
Mom went to the hospital around 1:00 am and checked out fine. She went home around 2:30 am Tuesday.
Amber said she was back soon when, at 5:00 am, the contractions wouldn’t stop.
“My husband got me dressed got me up here. They got me a wheelchair. As we were going into the hospital in the wheelchair, the baby’s head came out,” Amber Lovejoy says.
Her husband ran out to move the car while hospital registration staff rushed Amber inside the elevator.
Amber says, “They were asking me all sorts of different questions like what my name was, my birthday, my address. I couldn’t answer anything because I just wanted to push. Soon as I did push that one time, she was out.”
Seconds later her husband Kenneth gave up on trying to move his car.
“I come running in; there was afterbirth everywhere, blood everywhere. I almost slipped and fell on it had to avoid it all,” Kenneth Lovejoy says.
But he made it just in time to cut the umbilical cord.
“I’m just glad they’re both healthy and strong,” Lovejoy says.
This was Ambers 5th child who was due October 29th. Both mom and baby are doing well.