A very special delivery Friday found one Rochester couple pulled over on the side of the road just minutes away from the Glenville Police Station. The wife had started going into labor and the husband quickly dialed 911. What happened next? Time Warner Cable News Reporter Karen Tararache has the story.
SCHENECTADY COUNTY, N.Y. -- "We actually had a doctors appointment at ten o'clock this morning and they said not yet, go home, take a walk," Jessica Rapp explained.
But a short time later Justin and Jessica Rapp, would meet 7 pound 13.5 ounce Jadley Charlotte Rapp, a healthy baby girl determined to make her debut into world two days early.
"I knew I could handle it but I wasn't sure if he could handle the whole delivery by himself," she said of her husband.
Surprisingly, Jadley's journey didn't actually start in this Bellvue hospital room, it started in another one.
Laurie Fredricks, a 15 year dispatcher at Glenville PD received the 911 call from Justin at 2:42 p.m.
"He did great, he really did, he followed all my instructions and was actually pretty calm considering the situation," Fredricks said.
Justin Rapp said, "Laurie got on the phone and I was nervous. I don't like blood."
Fredricks added, "There's a thing in our EMD cards which talks us through to tell him that it's slippery so to be careful and I did tell him that."
At 2:45, the call was put out to Lieutenant Rick Conley, also a certified EMT.
"I was just pulling in the parking lot, I got notified by dispatch that there was a medical emergency on Maple Avenue," Conley said, adding exactly three minutes later, "The delivery was made with dad and I assisting mom."
Fredricks explained, "This is what we do, in the worse times of your life and in the best times of your life."
Justin Rapp said, "I appreciate her help and we'll be glad for her to come see the baby when we get out of the hospital. Thank you very much."