LITTLE Lucy Marsh was just the ticket for her anxious parents when she made a surprise arrival at a bus stop.
Her shocked mother and father, Sarah and Will Marsh, were on the way to hospital as Mrs Marsh went into labour.
But impatient Lucy couldn’t wait and Mr Marsh, 23, had to pull up at a bus stop where passengers were queueing.
As they looked on, Mr Marsh delivered little Lucy in the passenger seat of their Rover car before calling an ambulance.
Mrs Marsh, of Deepcar, Sheffield, said: “I felt this huge urge to push, I was shouting at Will, and he had to pull over, in front of three guys at the bus stop.
“I was there screaming in our little Rover, and these men were at the bus stop looking in the other direction to try to preserve my modesty.”
Only the day before, the expectant mother had joked about naming her baby girl Patience after going five days over her due date - but her newborn proved she was anything but.
Mrs Marsh, 28, said: “I had been telling my husband earlier that I was not going into labour. I’ve got a two-year-old son and I thought I knew what labour felt like.
“Then the contractions hit. The first time I gave birth they increased gradually, but with these I couldn’t breathe and they were coming one after another.”
Mrs Marsh was taken to hospital but was allowed to leave with her healthy new baby just six hours later.
Mr Marsh, a steelworker, said: “I think I kept quite calm. I thought it was going to be a case of driving to hospital. It’s just nice that she’s happy and healthy.”