5-year-old in Missouri praised for quick thinking when mom went into labor

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – Five-year-old King Young’s mother, Jalessa Young, was taken completely by surprise when she unexpectedly went into labor on Tuesday.

King Young was the only other person in their home at the time, but he knew exactly what to do.

Jalessa Young says the world wasn’t supposed to meet her newborn prince until December 7, but he just couldn’t wait.

She says in a moment most people would freeze, but her oldest child sprung into action and began to comfort her.

“I go into the bathroom and I’m screaming and he’s like, ‘Momma, when is the pain going to go away?’ and I’m like, ‘When your little brother comes,'” Jalessa Young said. “So he starts rubbing my back and I let out a little more screaming and he’s like, ‘I’m calling the ambulance,’ and I’m like, ‘Yeah honey, call the ambulance.'”

Kong Young told the dispatcher how to get there. The dispatchers then asked the toddler to make sure the door was unlocked for the paramedics.

“I told them my mother needs help,” King Young said.

Jalessa Young’s husband, Jared Young, rushed home from work when he found out his wife was going into labor.

However, he said things happened so fast that the baby, with the help of doctors, beat him there.

“I’m amazed, man,” Jared Young said, referring to King. “He surprises me every day.”

He added that he is sure Prince would follow in his eldest son’s footsteps in the future.

“Basically, it was her and King in the house delivering the baby until the paramedics got there and did the rest of it,” Jared Young said. I am greatfull. I have a new son, Prince will be as big as King one day.”

Grant Stephens at KSHB first reported this story.

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