Madison Fritter of Auburn, California, was anticipating the arrival of her second child in March.
What she and her husband did not suspect was how quickly and on his own terms the newest addition would arrive.
In the wee hours of the morning, on St. Patrick’s Day, Fritter got a surprise.
“It was about 1:30 a.m. and I woke up and my water broke,” she told KOVR-TV. “So I wake up my husband and he goes, ‘Are you serious,’ because it was about two weeks early.”
Fritter stayed at home for the next eight hours laboring, but she and her family headed to UC Davis as labor progressed.
“My contractions were moderate on the drive, but they picked up very suddenly only in the last few minutes of the drive,” Fritter told UC Davis Health.
“By the time