LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (WKYT) - Baby Ryder of Lawrenceburg just could not wait to make his debut into the world.
From his head to his toes, new parents, 22-year-old Lane Petrey and Ryan Pike of Anderson County, are just smitten with Baby Ryder.
"The way that it happened and the way that everything turned out. It really was a true miracle," said Ryan Pike, the father.
They were ready with the nursery stocked with everything a baby could possibly need.
"I wasn't scared about delivery like labor and delivery, I don't know why, but I was just like I'll be fine and now I'm like we got through that really well," Lane Petrey, the mommy.
But nothing could have prepared them for this baby's grand entrance even if it was only two weeks early.
Little Ryder was supposed to be born here at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, but the young couple soon realized sometimes with children, you just cannot plan ahead.
"The worst came to mind. I didn't think he was gonna make it. I thought my son is gonna die right here," said Pike.
They thought they were in their own. Their delivery room was a bathroom floor.
But Ryan and Lane had a coach on the phone, 9-1-1 operator Jennifer Mitchell.
"After I got him to calm down, he had made it so much easier because he was great," said Mitchell.
Together, the new parents and the 9-1-1 operator pulled off the unexpected home birth.
Both Baby Ryder and the new mommy are 100 percent healthy with no complications.
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