SMITHS STATION, Ala. (WRBL) – One Alabama family has quite the story to tell as they welcomed their baby girl.
At 39 weeks and three days, Baby Evie made plans to enter the world – plans a little different from what mom and dad anticipated.
At 7 pounds and 7 ounces on Dec. 7, Evie Eiland made quite the entrance. Some may say it was all gas and no breaks.
“I was scared at first, and then it went to extreme happiness and joy that she was okay, and mom was OK,” said Evie’s dad, Dawayne Eiland.
Evie’s mom, Emily said, “the longer it goes on I start to think that it’s normal because she’s healthy, and people are like that’s not normal.”
Around 4 a.m., with just the light from the car’s floorboard, Dewayne and Emily Eiland welcomed their daughter – on their driveway.
Initial emotions: fear.
With experience, dad quickly put on a new hat he had never worn before.
“I was like ‘oh my goodness, I have my wife’s and my daughter’s lives in my hands,” Dewayne Eiland said.
Dewayne Eiland said natural instincts just kicked in when it came to taking care of his family.
It was less than an hour from the time that Emily Eiland woke up from her water breaking to the moment they met their baby girl.
With the shock, some moments are a blur from the not-so-traditional birth.
“I remember like her hanging on and I’m like you push and I’ll catch, ya know, it was like a football wrapped in Vaseline, and I was like, ‘woah,'” described Evie’s dad.
Emily Eiland, who is a registered nurse, said once she heard her baby girl cry there was some relief.
“He did amazing,” said Emily Eiland.
“All of us bawling in the driveway, all three of us,” said Dawayne Eiland, remembering the moments after he delivered his own daughter
Shortly after EMS arrived all three were taken to the hospital where mom and baby were healthy. Evie was welcomed home by her four siblings in the same place she made her grand entrance into the world.
Dewayne and Emily Eiland experienced something that they will never forget and now the family will always have a story to tell on Dec. 7, when 7-pound 7-ounce Evie Eiland came into the world.