Let me tell you a story. It’s the story of a young couple who was hoping to have their child on the last day of 2012. Not only would it mean a nice tax credit, it would mean that their son would always have a birthday party thrown for him. He’d always have somewhere to go to celebrate. And his 21st birthday would be absolutely OUTRAGEOUS.
But it was not meant to be. The hospital they were scheduled to be induced at was all full, and by the time they were finally admitted to another (better!) hospital, half the day had already passed. Then of course the baby had a mind of his own, and when he was actually ready to really GO , it was 11:56PM! Only four minutes to go!
They thought they could make it. His Mom pushed and his Dad . . . well, his Dad encouraged his Mom to push. He was a Mighty coach.
But again, it was not meant to be. Midnight came and went, and only four minutes into 2013, Malcolm Thomas Rhodes joined the world. His Dad would not be getting that awesome tax credit.
As a consolation prize, Mal got something much more cool: fame . . . however fleeting! He was the first child to be born (without being scheduled) in the State of Arizona in 2013! For over 3 of the first 9 hours of his life, Malcolm was filmed for every major television network in the State and has been getting publicity on and off throughout the day!
Below is a roundup of the interviews which are online thus far. I’ll update as we get more!
- AZ Family (Channel 3 Independent)
- Fox (Channel 10)
- KTAR (Talk Radio)
- NBC (Channel 12)
- CBS (Channel 5) <– Ash’s comments were taken a bit out of context on this one! Oh well!