Baby delivery starts in Basalt, ends in Denver |

Baby delivery starts in Basalt, ends in Denver

DENVER ” The stork no doubt could have done a better job.

Kam Davies, 30, began delivering her new baby in Basalt, near Aspen, on the other side of the Continental Divide on Thanksgiving Day. Eight hours later and 180 miles to the east, her son was born in Denver.

It took two ambulance rides on mountain highways and an emergency plane flight to Denver, KMGH-TV reported Friday.

“It started off pretty scary because we thought we were going to lose him, but it ended up with a successful delivery and everybody is safe,” said Bill Clark, a new grandpa at age 70.

Davies told the Denver TV station that it was four degrees outside when she got on the plane. She went to Denver because doctors in Aspen said she was delivering too early for them to handle it.

Her husband, Michael, said it was stressful at times, blissful at others, and in the end just perfect. Rose Hospital in Denver made sure he got a turkey for Thanksgiving.

Mom and Dad took turns holding the hand of Ryder, the couple’s first child, in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

At 4 pounds, 10 ounces and 17 inches, the boy with the perfect moniker, was fine but may have to spend a couple weeks in the hospital for safety sake.

He is the couple’s first child and the family’s first grandchild.

“I’ve waited 70 years and finally the day has arrived. It went from being so scary to so rewarding in one day. Boy, you get emotional,” said Clark.”

“It was a pretty good Thanksgiving,” Kam Davies said.

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