Wisconsin couple delivers baby during blizzard
When a Wisconsin woman went into labor, her husband looked outside and saw only white.
“I just remember looking outside, and I’m like, ‘Are you kidding me? We’re going to leave right now?'” father Jason Champagne said.
Jason and his wife, Alyssa, drove to a Green Bay hospital through a blizzard to deliver their son this week.
“We fishtailed one time — maybe got out of the tracks a little — because the plows had not gone through yet on the highway,” Alyssa said.
“There was no visibility. We’re talking like 5 feet in front of you was all you could see,” Jason said.
Though the usually 45-minute drive took twice as long, they made it to the hospital with plenty of time before Askren Howard Champagne was welcomed to the world at 8:52 p.m. Saturday.
Alyssa’s mom, Shelley Patz, said she braved a similar journey to give birth to Alyssa’s brother.
“It’s kind of cool that our little son Askren is now another blizzard baby, repeating history almost 30 years later, at the same hospital, driving from the same Town of Pound,” Alyssa said.