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Family Welcomes New Baby After Mom Gives Birth In Garage

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — We know well the story of Baby Jesus, born in a stable on that Christmas long ago.

“I just kiss you,” says a new big brother as he bends over to kiss his baby sister’s tiny toes.

A sweet bundle, named Fiona, was born in the 21st century equivalent of a stable – the floor of the family garage. It all began at 3 a.m. Tuesday in the family’s McMurray home.

“I waited maybe like three more contractions,” says Robin Eiszler. “And I woke up my husband, I said, I don’t want to alarm you but I think this might be it.”

Tom Eiszler’s Mother got there to watch 4-and-a-half-year-old Desmond and 2-and-a-half-year-old Simon. Tom and Robin Eiszler got into their Suzuki.

Robin recalls, “We got to the end of the driveway and I said you have to turn around and go back we’re not going to make it — call 911.”

“It happened so quick,” says Tom, “that there wasn’t much time to think about anything.”

Then it really got wild.

“He said, ‘what?’ I was like, ‘her head is coming out,'” said Robin. “And they ran and got me lying down on the floor of the garage.”

When asked who caught the baby, “I did,” says Tom with a smile.

“I was, like I said, it was very interesting because there was really no time to think about much,” Tom added.

But it was freezing in that garage and arriving paramedics went to work.

“She had a really low body temperature,” says Robin. “And they wanted to take us to the nearest hospital and that was St. Clair.”

“Before I thought she was a boy,” says wide-eyed Desmond.

Now all is well — and the boys love their early Christmas present.

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