It was one heck of a debut for August Blue Meeker.
He woke his mommy up just after 4 AM on his daddy’s birthday, September 3. Who knows, maybe he wanted his share of the cake.
“Honestly I thought I had more time. I didn’t want to be ‘Dramatic,’” laughed Celeste Meeker, remembering that morning.
But it turns out drama is exactly what Celeste and Elijah got. And it was all captured on video shot by Elijah after he delivered his infant son right there by the side of Highway 65 outside of Rocklin.
“She put the seat back and I thought, ‘okay, we’re doing this here,’” said Elijah.
Oh sure, Celeste did everything she could put on the brakes.
“I sat up and tried to stop him from coming. The pain w as amazing,” Celeste said.
And Elijah did everything he could to step on the gas.
“I remember telling him to slow down between contractions,” Celeste said.
“Which was terrible advice,” Elijah said.
Elijah is a professional photographer, so once help arrived he went to work documenting the moment – the first moments of his sons life.