[UPDATE Monday] Baby Coming!
At approximately 11:47 p.m., a call came across the scanner warning that a GMC Sierra with its hazard lights parked in Ferndale contained a woman in danger of “imminent childbirth.”
About 11:50 p.m., the report came that “contractions are about a minute a part.” However, the baby’s head is not crowning at this time.
UPDATE 11:58 p.m.: Medical personnel are at the scene. We hope all is well for mom and babe.
UPDATE Monday: A local scanner listener tells us that at 12:08 a.m.,
[T]he Fortuna [Ambulance] was heading out with mom and not-yet-born baby on board, Contractions were down to about every 30-40 seconds, and they reported that it was mom’s first child, she’s been under regular doctor’s care throughout the pregnancy without any complications, her vitals were all normal at this time and still with no apparent complications, and they would be at the hospital “in 6-8 minutes.” They arrived in 6 minutes.
It’s unusual to have a GOOD story to end a day like yesterday was.