Little Jaden Juniel Rosales is “doing awesome” after making a memorable entrance into the world this week.
He was born in the car early Tuesday morning, on the side of a Florida expressway, as he parents, three siblings and his great-aunt raced to the hospital.
His mother, Grendalee Rosales, woke in the middle of the night with contractions. She and her husband, Jose, bundled their kids into the car and headed to the hospital. They didn’t make it.
"I tell her I have to push and she said, ‘No, don’t push, don’t push yet,’" Grendalee recalled her aunt telling her.
At around 3:30 a.m., Grendalee gave birth – in the moving vehicle.
While an ambulance rushed to their location, it was too late: 7-pound, 12-ounce Jaden, “beat them to the scene.”
"They just could not make it in time," Lisa Greene, a spokesperson for Tampa General Hospital, told PEOPLE. “The baby was in a hurry.”Read More »from Baby born on Florida freeway is healthy and 'doing awesome'