An Illinois family's new daughter is just like her daddy.
Frank Pavlik of Yorkville, Ill. was born in a parking lot 33 years ago on Aug. 18, according to ABC News. And the day before his birthday last weekend, baby daughter Hannah Grace Mary became the Pavlik's second family member to enter the world in a parking lot.
ABC News reported Erica Pavlik went into labour on Saturday, 11 days before her due date. The baby was in such a hurry to start her life that they didn't even make it to the hospital. Erica's mother pulled over in the lot at a gas station along the way and delivered the baby herself, the family told ABC, even though paramedics were there to help.
The scene was all very familiar to baby Hannah's father, whose story was reported in 1980 by the Joliet Herald-News, reproduced in a clipping posted by CBS Chicago. The headline reads "Impatient baby born in mall parking lot."
The family's new daughter, like her father, survived their vehicle births safely, for which Frank told ABC he was thankful.
Meanwhile in Canada, a mother gave birth on the side of a highway in Montreal last Thursday before emergency crews arrived, according to CBC. Manolo Ambrosio De Leon told CBC his wife went into labour at 3 a.m. and on the way to the hospital she told him to pull over because the baby was coming.
They called 911 and with guidance, the parents delivered the baby.
Bendiam Manolo De Leon, place of birth Highway 40, is healthy and in the hospital with mom, according to the story.