Photo: Sanchez family - Credit: Jay J. Ebbeson of Madigan Army Medical Center
On Tuesday, a Washington couple were heading to the hospital because the woman was in labor. Running out of time and still too far from Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, the father pulled over on State Route 512 and helped his wife deliver the baby.
Though the names of the couple were not initially released, they were later identified as Air Force Staff Sgt. Pedro Sanchez and his wife Amanda.
The couple were met at the side of the road by troopers, as Sanchez had called 911 when he pulled over. Troopers said that by they time they arrived, the baby had already been born and they only cut the umbilical cord
On Wednesday, the parents released a statement saying, “Thank you to everyone who responded last night. We are also grateful for the kindness and care we received at Madigan. Our family has been blessed with a beautiful baby girl, Anneliese Patricia Sanchez arriving at 10:30 p.m., February 19, weight seven ponds, four ounces.”
The couple also have a 3-year-old daughter named Hudsyn Sanchez.
Congrats to the parents! What a way to enter the world, baby Anneliese!