NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches mother went into labor at home Wednesday and her husband delivered the baby in their living room. That would be a big story anyway, but this isn't the first time the couple has given birth outside a hospital.
Cody and Tasha Rogers are in love with their new daughter Joley. She was born Wednesday but not at the hospital.
"She said she was coming and then I was on the phone with the paramedics," said Joley's father, Cody Rogers.
"I first came up here because I was feeling pressure and they told me when I started having contractions to come back but we kind of didn't make it," said mother, Tasha Rogers.
Cody delivered his 8 pounds, 5 ounce daughter in his living room with paramedics on the phone walking him through the process.
"They asked me if the head was coming out and I said not yet but about five minutes later the head came out and they told me to get a clean towel and put it underneath her and get another clean towel and wrap the baby up," Cody said.
The East Texas News asked Tasha if this made it an even more special experience. "Yes," Tasha said . "Because he delivered them."
But this is not the first daughter Cody has delivered.
14 months ago the Rogers' had their second daughter, but they had to do it on the side of the road in the back of their truck because a down tree blocked the road and prevented them from getting to the hospital. They called for help and an Angelina County deputy assisted with the birth.
The grateful parents named their daughter Chloe Amanda, Amanda after the deputy Amanda Lee who helped deliver her.
"It's kind of amazing," Tasha said. "Kind of scary at the same time but when you have to you have to."
The oldest of the now three sisters, Zoey, is already smitten. Both mom and baby Joley are healthy and resting comfortably at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Dad says he has no plans to quit his day job to deliver babies full time.