A Nevada woman was captured on camera giving birth to her fourth child in the front seat of car while being driven to the hospital, in a video recorded by her young son.
Mike Anthony Addison was driving Rudy Napier to what was supposed to be her final check-up with all three of their children in the back seat when Jolee Lavergne Addison decided it was time for her to come into the world on Friday.
The couple’s son, Jayden, 10, had been tasked with recording a pre-birth video for his new sister as they went to the appointment – but ended up getting her birth on tape too.
At the start, Mike has his hand placed on Rudy’s leg in an attempt to comfort her as he drives with the other arm.
‘Mike the baby’s coming out, Mike the baby‘s coming out,’ Rudy says to her husband, as he does his best to get them safely and quickly to Henderson Hospital.
Rudy talked about the experience afterwards, recalling that her husband asked her, ‘Can you hold it?’ but that was not possible.
‘I couldn’t take it any more,’ she said of the moment when she felt she had to push, ‘And that’s when her head popped out.’
Rudy grabs her daughter as Mike calls out, ‘Hold her up, hold her up, oh, my God, hold her up.’
In a serene and calm voice, Rudy says, ‘I got her,’ and pulls Jolee to her chest as she waits for her to cry.
Mike hears his wife’s worry that the baby hasn’t made a noise yet, and soothes her by letting her know Jolee’s eyes are open and she’s conscious.
In tears, Rudy then says, ‘We got a baby, she’s so pretty,’ while making sure to include her children in the back in the experience, calling out to each of them by name
‘She’s here, baby,’ Mike says, as he continues to drive.
‘I just want to take the time to thank the entire Henderson Hospital staff for all the great immediate help and hospitality they gave us from start to finish ” he wrote on Facebook.
‘They treated us like Royalty there from the minute I sped up to the front door running in like a maniac screaming for help until they were wheeling Rudy and Jolee down to me earlier today so we could finally go home.’
Both mother Rudy and baby Jolee were given a clean bill of health and are now at home adjusting to life with the entire family of six.