South Philadelphia family welcomes home newborn after untimely birth

No matter how much Katie and Nick Fazzie prepared for their baby, no lamaze class or parenting book could have trained them for how their newest bundle of joy entered the world.

In the early morning hours of Nov. 19 the Fazzie's were driving through a snowstorm on I-95 outside of Boston when Katie's water broke.

"It was loud, it sounded like a water bottle burst in the car," said Katie. "It was out of a movie scene."

The Fazzie's second child was not due for another seven weeks, but just minutes after her water broke Katie was swaddling the couple's new child in the passengers seat of their rental car.

"I was on the phone with 9-11 and saw the baby in her lap," said Nick. "I did not do anything, all the accolades go to my wife."

A state trooper was on the scene almost immediately, along with EMTs who took Katie and the couple's new baby boy to Beverly Hospital.

After a 26 day hospital stay, Archie Fazzie was strong and healthy enough to return to the couple's South Philadelphia home.

"It's great to be back with our daughter and our whole family and our baby," said Katie. "It was a Christmas miracle 100 percent."

Archie's rocky entrance into the world will not soon be forgotten. The Fazzies selected Boxford as his middle name after Boxford, Massachusetts, the exit where Archie was born.