CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlie and Alexandra Vroon of Charlotte waited a long time for the birth of their first child, two-year-old Evelyn.
Alexandra had to be induced for her to be born after three days in the hospital waiting. However, for little brother Wilkes he wouldn't wait nearly as long.
"That was just kind of exciting. I was so glad I didn't have to be induced." Alexandra said from her Pineville hospital bed. "I was so glad that it was natural because that was kind of my goal through the whole thing... I mean it was very natural... it was in the grass!"
Racing to CMC-Pineville, their baby boy wouldn't wait. Screaming in pain, her husband Charlie listened to his wife and pulled over into the grass close to exit 6, along I-485. The couple's doula following closely behind.
"I look and there's his head!" said Charlie. "So, it's just... Stacy, our doula, pushed his head toward me."
Soon after their boy was born Medics arrived to bring the family to the hospital. Wilkes Vroon is 6.5 pounds and eating every two hours. His parents are grateful he is "healthy and perfect."
"God had his hand on him, God had his hand on us. I think that's what I'll tell him. God's been watching over you from the beginning making you were safe." Alexandra added.