WRIGHT CITY, Mo. (KSDK) - A Wright City family is thankful to have their new baby girl home safe and sound after a close call during delivery.

When Jamie Limbaugh went into labor, her husband immediately got her into the car to take her to the hospital.

But their new baby had a timetable all her own and she decided she wasn't waiting.

Kenzie is a healthy baby girl, born January 8 just after 3 a.m. But it's not when Kenzie was born that had us interested in her story. It's where.

"The father was standing there telling me his wife was having a baby," said Ed Williams, a St. Charles County paramedic.

Williams has been a paramedic for 37 years. Usually he responds to the emergency, but in this case the emergency came to him after Jamie told her husband their baby wasn't going to wait until they got to the hospital.

"I told him he had to do something else and we ended up here," she said.

"Here" is a St. Charles County ambulance base. It's staffed with two trucks, four people, and luckily a seasoned veteran.

After Williams heard the doorbell ring he sprang into action, getting Jamie inside, and just in time.

"Almost as soon as we came in and I laid down and out she came," said Jamie.

Within five minutes she was perfect color and crying and everything seemed fine," said Williams.

And now, a week-and-a-half later, the Limbaughs got their first chance to see, and thank the crew that helped make sure their new baby came into the world safe and sound.

Kenzie is the 14th baby Williams has delivered in his career as a paramedic. But he says she was the first one to be born inside an ambulance base.

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