OVERLAND PARK, KS – A baby boy in Overland Park, Kansas, wasn’t waiting for the hospital to make his world debut.
“The accident is a blessing,” Molly Kavanagh said. “He’s had his own way from the start.”
When Molly went into labour, her husband, Justin Fane, planned to take the expectant mother to the hospital.
“The water broke, I said, ‘Let’s go, let’s get in the car.'” Kavanaugh said he was sprinting as fast as he could.”
Finn explained what was on his mind at the time.
“You know a tone in your wife’s voice when you’re kind of going over the limit, and so I knew that,” Finn said. “[On the] The next tune, she said, “Stop, it’s coming.” There was no room for maneuver.”
Molly and Justin never made it to the hospital. Their child was born along Mission Road near Interstate 435. They named him Jack.
“Within 30 minutes, it all happened so fast I wasn’t expecting everything,” Kavanagh said.
The couple said the experience of having two more children helped them keep calm during a much earlier-than-expected birth.
However, Molly and Justin were on the alert for potential health issues with their newborn.
Their four-year-old daughter was born with heart problems and their two-year-old daughter was in the neonatal intensive care unit to monitor her oxygen levels.
“You look for certain things and it was good,” Finn said. “He gave a little laugh, a shriek when he was in my arms. I put him in Molly’s chest and he started crying. It was really nice to see my maternal instinct take over, because she looked at me with complete confidence and said ‘It’s okay, it’s good.'”