Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/17/14

A.J. Ellis never had the chance to personally witness the birth of his first two children, but the Dodgers catcher received an up close and personal view of his wife, Cindy, giving birth to their third child. On the morning of Oct. 12, Cindy informed him that her water had broken. So the couple jumped into the car, hoping to make the 30-minute drive to the Milwaukee hospital. Midway through the drive, however, Cindy's contractions started to increase. It came to the point where she turned around, faced the back window of the car and couldn't take it anymore. And in the front seat of a Toyota Corolla, Ellis witnessed the birth of Audrey Elizabeth Ellis. "Her eyes were wide open looking at me," Ellis told MLB.com. "On a panic scale of 1 to 10, I had been about a 15. That brought me down to about a nine. It was really cool seeing her eyes open. Our other two kids were born with umbilical cords around their neck. That was my biggest fear. That we'd have a complication and we're in a car and not a hospital." Through it all, Ellis never had a chance to pull over on Interstate 43 to check on Cindy. He also had to move around with caution, considering he was still recovering from offseason knee surgery. That's the reason the Dodgers backstop needed to borrow his father-in-law's Toyota Corolla for the trip. Now, the vehicle will certainly hold a special place in the family's heart moving forward. "I can tell my other two kids exactly where they were born," Ellis said. "With Audrey, the best I can say is that it was between mile marker 42 and 43ish, not really sure. Or, place of birth -- a Toyota Camry." He also learned a valuable lesson in the process. "One of the lessons I learned was, don't pick a hospital 30 minutes away," Ellis told the LA Times. "And the other was, when the contractions are really close, that means the baby is coming." Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@AJEllis17

PLAYERS: AJ Ellis
TEAMS: Los Angeles Dodgers
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Pilar Sanders posts audio of children saying Deion is abusive

Kobe Bryant dishes on trash talk with Dwight Howard

Raiders owner Mark Davis: 'We want to stay here in Oakland'

Terrance Knighton: Broncos fans are ‘high-maintenance'

Ex-NFL player delivers own baby on North Carolina farm

USC players not happy about Josh Shaw reinstatement

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

FSU student: Books stopped bullets from hitting me

Jets-Bills game could be moved to Detroit, Toronto, New Jersey

Michael Vick wants to play at least two more years

NHL's Jack Johnson is bankrupt, parents mostly responsible

Michael Phelps' self-proclaimed girlfriend was born a man

Report: LeGarrette Blount 'expected to sign' with Patriots

Lauren Hill surprises Devon Still with gift after practice

Raiders fans take out ad calling for Hue Jackson return

Eagles broadcaster has Cowboys turkey for Thanksgiving

Nick Young on his swag: 'I’m like Michael Jackson, Prince'

Le'Veon Bell adds Steelers o-line to award candidacy picture

Ranking the NBA's most exciting rookies

Steve Smith drops fantastic line about playing in prime-time

Five NFL teams we still have no clue about

Ten NFL coaches who would be fired if season ended today

ESPNU reporter makes tasteless 'joke' about FSU shooting

WATCH: Jason Kidd returns to chorus of boos in Brooklyn

James Harden wears ridiculous shirt; Twitter reacts

Dodgers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Phelps' alleged GF born a man?

Bears considered benching Cutler?

Can Cardinals win a Super Bowl with Drew Stanton?

Steeler: Blount's release a blessing

WATCH: Carter moved by tribute

Giancarlo Stanton and the cost of becoming a boss

Report: Sandoval headed to Red Sox

VIDEO: HBO's 'Under The Lights' is a must watch

Brady: Belichick not as he seems

The NFL Chick gloriously interviews for the Gators head coach job

NBA's first openly gay player to retire

Vonn shares Tiger's outrage over Golf Digest 'interview'

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.