Florida Baby Born In Used Car Dealership Lot

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Sometimes, when babies want to come into this world they don’t wait until you get to the hospital. In a perfect example of that, a Florida couple ended up delivering their newborn in the lot of a used truck dealership in Jacksonville.

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ActionNewsJax.com spoke with dealership office manager Melissa Bomar, and she described the whole ordeal:

“I was in my office. One of the guys ran in and said we need to call 911,” Bomar said. “There’s a baby being born in the parking lot.”

She said her ‘mommy instinct’ kicked in as her coworkers called 911.

“I said, ‘What there’s a baby being born?’” Bomar said. “The baby was coming out when I got to the car.”“

Within seconds, a baby boy was in Bomar’s hands.

“Oh my God, I can’t believe I just did this!” Bomar said. “Hurry up rescue, get here.”

Paramedics arrived shortly after the delivery and took the baby and his parents to the hospital.

Bomar said she wanted to be a nurse when she was a kid, but couldn’t stand the sight of blood. That didn’t stop her from stepping in and preventing an emergency. From ActionNewsJax.com:

“I know that sounds bizarre,” she said. “I guess everybody says that you get put in a position sometimes and you don’t know how you will react until you’re in that position.”

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The little boy ended up being just fine; he weighed almost 8 pounds and was 20 inches long. The parents named him Alix Xavier and they plan on bringing him back to the dealership for a visit.

I’m disappointed in you, Florida parents. You couldn’t have picked a name that is more appropriate for the place your child’s birth like Duramax, Tundra, or Axle, that’s like Alix but with more truck!

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On second thought, maybe Alix was a good call.

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