OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A little boy in Overland Park, Kansas, didn’t wait for the hospital to make his debut in the world.
“The blessing of the crash,” said Molly Kavanagh. “He went his own way from the very beginning.”
When Molly gave birth, her husband Justin Finn planned to drive the mom-to-be to the hospital.
“My water broke, I said, ‘Let’s go, let’s get in the car.’ And he was riding as fast as he could,” Kavanagh said.
Finn explained what was going through his mind at the time.
“You know a tone in your spouse’s voice when you kind of pushed the limit, and so I knew it,” Finn said. “[On the] your next, she said, ‘Stop, he’s coming.’ There was no wiggle room.”
Molly and Justin never made it to the hospital. Their baby boy was born along Mission Road near Interstate 435. They named him Jack.
“In 30 minutes, everything happened so fast and I didn’t expect it at all,” Kavanagh said.
The couple said the experience of having two more children helped them stay calm when giving birth earlier than expected.
However, Molly and Justin were on their toes for possible health issues with their newborn baby.
Their four-year-old daughter was born with heart problems and their two-year-old daughter was in the NICU to monitor her oxygen levels.
“You look for certain things and he was good,” Finn said. “He gave a little moan, yelp when he was in my arms. I put it in Molly’s chest and he started crying. It was really cool to see the motherly instincts taking over, because she looked at me with the utmost confidence and said ‘He’s fine, he’s good.'”