Roadside Baby Born Under Christmas Lights

Carla Hux gave birth on the side of the road. It could have been disastrous—but nearby Christmas lights saved the day. Is this the Christmas miracle of the season?

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Bill and Carla Hux were on their way to the hospital when it happened. Carla was in labor and knew they wouldn't make it in time.

"We started driving," Bill told M Live, "and she said we weren't going to make it."

Carla was right—they didn't make it to the hospital on time. But thanks to a nearby display of Christmas lights, they didn't need to.

"She said 'pull over now and quit hitting all the bumps,'" Bill said. "And so I pulled into this house's driveway that had a bunch of Christmas lights and stuff." The move was a smart one: It's thanks to those Christmas lights that Bill was able to help Carla deliver their baby.

"By the time I opened the door to the passenger's side, the baby was coming out," Bill said. He used blankets from their car to wrap and clean the baby before calling an ambulance.

This wasn't the Hux's first time in this situation—their three-year-old daughter, Leah, was almost born in the car as well, but the couple managed to reach the hospital in time during her birth. While their timing wasn't quite as spot-on with their youngest child, we're happy to say that their delivery went smoothly. Carla gave birth to a baby girl named Lezlee Grace. "Lezlee is a favorite name. We chose Grace for a middle name because the grace of God gave us another baby," she said.

Talk about a Christmas miracle!

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