Emily informed Fox News that her contractions rapidly accelerated to two minutes apart as she and Michael prepared to load up the car for the trip to the hospital. Stepping out of their front door, Emily noticed that her contractions were already 30 seconds apart, realizing they wouldn’t make it to the hospital in time.
Meanwhile, Michael, a former first responder, observed Emily not heading towards the car and anticipated they would have the baby right there on the front lawn. At that precise moment, Emily’s mother arrived to care for Blake, the couple’s 3-year-old son. Witnessing the situation, she promptly dialed 9-1-1, and Michael followed the dispatcher’s instructions until the ambulance arrived.
Describing the experience of giving birth on the front lawn as “bizarre” and “primal,” Emily likened it to feeling like a cow giving birth in a field while being incredibly uncomfortable, unable to believe it was actually happening.
Within minutes, the cries of Thomas, their second child, resonated as the EMTs arrived. Despite the unplanned nature of the birth, Michael found solace in hearing his baby’s first cry. It was then that he realized the video doorbell had captured everything while he fetched clean towels for his wife and newborn, documenting every moment. Emily, however, was relieved that the footage wasn’t overly clear or detailed, considering it was nearly 10:30 p.m. She expressed gratitude that she wasn’t facing the camera, allowing her to share the video and the extraordinary birth with the public