Christmas Baby Comes Early

Chicago woman goes into labor three weeks early

Call it the ultimate Christmas surprise.

Jessica Fox and John Scimone were expecting their baby to arrive on January 20th, but Fox was startled by what happened at 2 a.m. Christmas morning.

"I said, 'I think my water broke,' and he said, 'yes, it did. Let's go,'" Fox said.

Sure enough, Fox was in labor, and they high-tailed it to a local hospital.

"Initially I thought that this could happen at any time, but as we were driving, I realized it will take awhile for the whole process to happen, so I was able to calm myself down," Scimone.

John Nicholas Simone weighed in a healthy 7 pounds 14 ounces.

"There's a lot of things that could potentially be wrong with him, and we didn't know how developed he was,"

Dr. Magdy Awad says it may actually be a blessing that the baby came early.

"As doctors and nurses we don't like to deliver big babies -- 7-8 pounds, that's pretty good," Awad said.

Fox was scheduled to take some parenting classes next week, but now she'll be learning on the job.

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