Posted: Dec 23, 2013 10:30 PM by Brittany Weiss
Updated: Dec 24, 2013 7:02 AM
BATON ROUGE - A couple calls their new baby a Christmas miracle after she was delivered, two months early, in the back of their car this weekend.
"Everybody asked me what I wanted," said Lakin Miller. "I got what I wanted, she's right here with me."
Miller and her fiance, Keith Forman, were at their camp Saturday night when Miller said she was having cramps. At seven months pregnant, didn't think it was anything to be worried about and went to sleep.
"I woke him up at four in the morning, I just had a funny feeling," said Lakin Miller. "Something wasn't right."
Miller began to feel cramps every 15 minutes and didn't know she was in labor.
"I heard a bust, and I'm like 'oh no,'" she said. "I looked down and I said, 'Keith, my water just broke.'"
Forman called 911 on the way to the hospital.
"Her water broke," he frantically told an emergency dispatcher.
"The baby's coming out, sir?" asked a dispatcher.
"Yes sir, her water broke, bro," said Forman.
The baby wasn't waiting for help.
"I went to pull over and before I could get to the side of the road and get out of the front seat," said Forman, "I opened the back door there was a baby there!"
Autumn Lee, two months early, weighed 2 pounds and 12 ounces whens he was born on the side of the road near a plant. The parents got help from a security guard until paramedics got there. Doctors say, despite her bizarre birth, Autumn Lee is healthy.
She will remain at Woman's Hospital for the next couple months until she weighs enough to go home.