Couple delivers baby along I-255

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – From first glance you'd never guess this two-day old baby has an I-255 connection.

'We didn't even have an official time of birth or birth place,' says new mom Jennifer Huffaker.  'His birth place is the side of interstate 255.'

The unexpected all began Saturday morning for then-expectant mom Jennifer Huffaker.

She wasn't having any kind of contractions and thought it was normal pregnancy pains.

'I just had some really bad back pain and I just kept pacing around the house,' says Huffaker.

'This is probably time to have the baby I was thinking,' says new dad Timothy Huffaker.  'It's go time, but not necessarily in the car.'

Around 4:40 am the south county couple started along this section of interstate 255 on their way to St. Anthony's Hospital but soon had to pull over.

'I got out of the car and I just kind of stood on the side of the car and leaned over into the seat and had my hands on the passenger side,' says Jennifer.

'Probably about 20 seconds later he came out,' adds dad Timothy.  'I was able to just catch him.'

All 7 pounds 10 ounces and 19 inches long of new baby Drew Walter Huffaker.

By this time the couple had dialed 911 for help.

'His instructions from the dispatcher were that he needed to tie the umbilical cord,' says Huffaker.  'So luckily he was wearing some tennis shoes and had a shoe lace.'

'I don't know I wasn't a Boy Scout,' adds Timothy.  'I don't know the names of the knots.  It was just a standard double knot.'

With outside temperature around ten degrees the couple and new baby got back into the warm car and waited for help to arrive.

'Now that it's all said and done it's a really good story but I don't think I'd do that again by choice,' says Timothy.

'I'm excited to tell him his birth story when he gets older,' says Huffaker.  'You know, that doesn't happen very often. '

After all, how many babies have their first road trim on their first day of life?