OVERLAND PARK, Can. A little boy in Overland Park, Kansas, didn’t wait for his world to show up in the hospital.
“Blessing of an accident,” said Molly Cavanagh. “He had his own way from the beginning.”
When Molly went into labor, her husband Justin Finn planned to take the mom-to-be to the hospital.
“My water broke, I said: “Let’s go, let’s get in the car.” And he raced as fast as he could,” Kavanagh said.
Finn explained what was going on in his head at the time.
“You know your spouse’s tone of voice when you’re kind of pushing the boundaries, and so I knew that,” Finn said. “[On the] In her next tone, she said, “Slow down, he’s on his way.” There was no room for maneuver.”
Molly and Justin never made it to the hospital. Their boy was born on Mission Road, off Interstate 435. He was named Jack.
“Within 30 minutes, basically everything happened so fast that I didn’t expect it all,” Kavanagh said.
The couple said the experience of having two other children helped them stay calm during an earlier-than-expected birth.
However, Molly and Justin were wary of possible health issues with their newborn.
Their four-year-old daughter was born with heart problems, and their two-year-old daughter was in intensive care to monitor her oxygen levels.
“You’re looking for certain things and he was good,” Finn said. “He sobbed and squealed as he was in my arms. I put it on Molly’s chest and he started to cry. It was really cool to see how the maternal instinct took over because she looked at me with the utmost confidence and said: He’s fine, he’s good.