Have you ever noticed that sometimes all of your best laid pans go astray, you schedule everything perfectly, down to the last detail and then on the big day it completely implodes. It's a frustrating experience but nothing on the scale of what happens to this Texas mom.
Having a baby is one of those things you can plan, but can't really book in advance like a dinner table reservation, you've got a due date but when it comes down to it the baby will make an appearance when they are ready to, sometimes fashionably late or in this instance, arriving before you are ready to host the event.
Mother of two (well, now 3), Lesia Pettijohn, 22, from Lake Jackson was on her way to the Bay Area Birth Center, Houston, in a car for the birth of her new child when she suddenly realized she was going into labor and that they were probably not going to reach the hospital in time before her baby made an entry into the world.
She then calmly told her 24yr old husband John, 24 that she wanted him to record her giving birth, not the best place for an intimate family moment, but when you've gotta go, you've gotta go. John set the camera up and started recording, but kept on driving on route to the birth center in case there were any emergencies.
And then the most amazing thing happened.
After some real concern, but handling it all in the calmest manner possible, Lesia realizes that the baby's head is coming out, so after a few screams she pulls down her leggings, breaks her water and delivers the baby herself in the front seat of the car like she was pulling an annoying wood splinter out of her finger.
And as if by magic there are now 3 passengers in the car. Absolutely incredible.
Lesia said later to abc13.com, ""I was probably freaking out way more than I should have. But I really didn't want to have him in the car. I was scared. I didn't know if he'd be breathing OK or if he would need anything else," she went on to say, "When he was out I was like I gotta push the rest of him out and grab him and pick him up and I was like what do I do, what do I wrap him in? My shirt is pretty long I will wrap him up in that."
it's a fantastic moment with a very happy ending, both Lesia and her new baby boy Josiah are doing great.