Beau's Big Moment
June 23, 2008
Beau's big moment
The newest member of the Suppes family just couldn't wait to be born
By Adam Goldstein
The Aurora Sentinel
AURORA | Christine Suppes knew it was time.
Her baby wasn't due for another 10 days, but when the contractions began during the early morning hours of June 18, Suppes, who works as a chiropractic assistant in Wheat Ridge, told her husband, Brent, that it was time to make the drive from Watkins to Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge. Brent, a diesel mechanic who works in Aurora, rushed to drive to the hospital before the delivery.
The baby, as it turned out, had different plans.
"He wasn't waiting," Christine said. "I had to push ... it was, 'Get the paramedics in here now.'"
Brent pulled their GMC 2500 four-door truck to the side of highway at I-70 and Tower Road, called the paramedics and hoped for the best as their new son made his way into the world.
The paramedics pulled up to the truck just in time to help deliver Beau in the cab of the Suppes' truck at 7:20 a.m. Parked on the shoulder of the highway on-ramp, the traffic consisted mostly of truckers traveling to and from the nearby distribution center.
"Not too many people were coming up the ramp," Brent said.
After the delivery, Christine was transported to University of Colorado Hospital at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, where she would stay overnight with her new son before returning home.
Looking over at Christine and Beau in a recovery room June 18, Brent marveled at his son's speedy pace.
"He's precious. It was one exciting day," Brent said simply.
Beau's grandfather and sister were also on-hand for the impromptu delivery before the whole family made the post-natal drive to Aurora.
"It was a family affair," Christine said.