Jacob Cowan is one lucky baby who had a very exciting entrance into the world.
The infant came into the world a little quicker than his mum and dad had anticipated, making his grand entrance Wednesday morning in a car on a downtown street.
“The contractions were just getting stronger and stronger and I was grabbing on to the car door and I was grabbing onto (my husband) and I was going ‘No, please hurry.’ I go ‘I don’t think we’re going to make it to Sunnybrook,’” new mother Susan Cowan explained.
The expectant mum knew she just couldn’t wait any longer. The speedy progression of labour had dad Mark Cowan on edge and by the time he safely stopped the car to care for his wife his son had already arrived.
The new dad managed to call 911 to get some further guidance. “I’m having a heart attack, so I call 9-1-1 and I thought, well, tell them we’re coming to St. Joe’s (Hospital) because I just saw this umbilical cord coming out,” he said.