In Sacramento the other day, Josephine Rosales went into labor while in a Sam’s Club parking lot. As this was the couple’s fifth child, it appears her husband, Fritz Rosales, had some idea what to do. However delivering at Sam’s was not the plan from the get-go.
While en route to the hospital while Josephine was in advanced labor, they needed to stop for gas (note to expecting couples: remember to always have enough gas in the tank in your final months of pregnancy). Then once they were on their way they had wait for a slow moving 90 something car train.
Fritz told CBS-Sacramento, “Then, just as soon as that train cleared the crossing, another train came along the same track. I was like, ‘Are you serious?’”
At this point the anxious couple realized they would never make it to the hospital in time. “The first thing that came to my mind was Sam’s Club,” Fritz said.
Fritz pulled into the Sam’s Club parking lot and dialed 911. He told the ambulance where they were and then proceeded to deliver his baby girl.
Fritz said he panicked at first as the baby wasn’t breathing but then as soon as she started crying, they know that everything would be OK. The baby, who they named Alexander, is confirmed to be healthy and the mom, Josephine, is also doing well.