When it came to one newborn, it was the baby's way and the highway.
The mother, Ashley Guzman, said she and her boyfriend Harris were shopping at Gurnee Mills mall when she started having contractions.
“My mom was saying, ‘Don’t push, don’t push,’” Guzman told the Daily Herald on Monday. “I was saying, ‘I need to push’.”
That’s when Guzman told Harris the baby couldn't wait any longer.
Harris called 911 and was connected with Gurnee's emergency dispatch.
Gurnee Fire Department officials said they were able to guide Harris through the delivery.
“I was nervous and didn’t know what to expect,” Harris told the Daily Herald. “Ashley was screaming. Then I felt the head and said, ‘Oh, my God.’”
Shortly after, paramedics arrived on the scene, cutting the umbilical cord which had been tied together with a shoelace by Harris.
The couple, who also has a 4-year-old daughter, said they were greeted with cheers at the hospital.
“The baby is beautiful,” Harris told the Daily Herald.
Beautifully done, Harris.