SEATTLE, WA- Going into labor is stressful for any parent, but what happens when you're booking it down the highway, and the baby just can't wait.
Amanda Buck has the glow of a new mother, and her beautiful daughter Lucy. Well, she`s got the story of a lifetime and she`s only two days old.
"We got in the car we started going and then hit traffic stop and go traffic all the way to Seattle," said father Isaac Barnes.
In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, Isaac put the pedal to the metal, trying to get Amanda to the hospital. Their toddler was along for the ride in the backseat.
"I was trying to keep her calm but I was freaking out quite a bit," Isaac explained.
Meanwhile, Amanda did her best to keep the baby at bay.
"I was just thinking that I need to hold her in and not let it come out but it only ended up being three pushes," Amanda recalled.
"I thought, 'Hey since traffic is so bad let's just get on the express lanes cause the exit is just up ahead to get the hospital.' So we get on the express lanes and then right after we got on she's like, 'Oh my God its coming its coming!'" Isaac added.
Baby Lucy was born into her mother's hand at 7 pounds, 2 ounces, while going 72-miles an hour in the express lanes.
While dad called 911, Mom`s instincts kicked in.
"I just brought her up onto my stomach made sure to give her skin to skin and then 911 told us to pinch the cord," Amanda explained.
Paramedics met the now family of 4 at the next exit, then saw them off to the hospital where they are now getting some much needed rest.
Lucy Diamond Barnes was born after just 1 hour and 25 minutes of labor.
Mom says she felt much better once paramedics arrived on the scene.