6 News photographer helps deliver his son on interstate

6 News photographer helps deliver his son on interstate

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"So for me my main concern was just catching the baby," added the new mom. "So for me my main concern was just catching the baby," added the new mom.
"He's eating good and sleeping like he should be, which is restless," said the young parents. "He's eating good and sleeping like he should be, which is restless," said the young parents.
Mom and baby were taken to UT Medical Center, both happy and healthy. Mom and baby were taken to UT Medical Center, both happy and healthy.
NORRIS (WATE) - By LAURA HALM
6 News Reporter

NORRIS (WATE) - There's good news to share. The WATE 6 News team has a new member, though he's only a few days old. Our photographer Holland Haverkamp and his wife Jamie, just welcomed their fourth baby this weekend, but it was not your every day delivery.

Just three days old, and this little baby had an unforgettable birthday.

"We couldn't make it to the hospital. The baby was just born, we're in the back of the car on the highway," said Haverkamp in his call to 911.

He says the contractions were going really fast and they couldn't make it, so the Haverkamps delivered their fourth child on their own.

"All of a sudden, she was saying she had to push and by the time I got pulled over, got out, and around to the back of the car she was sitting there holding the baby," said the new dad.

The night was full of surprises since the baby wasn't due until May 10, a blur up until the time came to push then instincts just kicked in.

"So for me my main concern was just catching the baby," added the new mom.

Mom and baby were taken to UT Medical Center, both happy and healthy.

"He's eating good and sleeping like he should be, which is restless," said the young parents.

Now that everyone is back home, the next decision is a name.

"We're tossing options around that would have something to do with it. I'm not sure anything really fits," said the Haverkamps.

But life is full of little surprises, isn't it.
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