The birth of Danielle Avram’s second child didn’t exactly go as planned.
Lakewood Bank of America, she gave birth to a healthy 6-pound, 14-ounce baby girl named Frances Fern.
The Dallas writer said she spent the morning of Sept. 7 packing and relaxing before life would get significantly busier. When the contractions became overwhelming, she called her husband to come home. It was time to go to the hospital.
Facing backward in the front seat, her husband drove down Garland onto Gaston and then to Abrams. (They presumably defied death and safely navigated the Garland-Gaston-Grand intersection.)
“I could tell the baby was on the way, and I was fighting a losing battle,” Avram wrote for the Morning News. “Every part of my body wanted her out, and I had no choice but to give in to my instincts.”
Her husband was so frazzled that he, understandably, rear-ended the car in front of him. He pulled into the bank and yelled, “My wife is having a baby,” as he ran to open the passenger door. He ripped off the handle and pried open the locked door using the remaining pieces, Avram said.
Her husband caught Frances as she was born, just before the paramedics arrived. The couple rode the rest of the way to the hospital in an ambulance, ending what was probably one of the most exciting days at the bank in many years.
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