In the midst of Texas's terrifying flooding, life carried on and baby miracles continued to occur with the help of entrepreneurial humans like Cathy Allen Rude. On Monday afternoon, a client of the midwife was ready to pop out a baby at Rude's Katy Birth Centre, according to The Wichita Eagle.

Posted by Cathy Allen Rude on Friday, December 4, 2015

The severe flooding was causing a bit of a transportation issue, and Rude was all set to ride a kayak to a waiting truck until that boat fell through. In the end, Rude—who shall henceforth be known as Mother Swan—saw a neighbor hanging out on an inflatable swan and managed to snag it as her ride to work.


Midwives will do anything to get to a birth! Riding a swan to get off my flooded street and make it to the birth center! Thanks,Celeste! You gave me a great ride!

Posted by Cathy Allen Rude on Monday, April 18, 2016

"We had a lovely baby boy later that evening," Mother Swan told The Telegraph. "A water birth during a flood!” Is this baby a merman? Perhaps. To match his fairy tale birth, this baby needs a name like Eric or Triton.

Sources: h/t The Cut