Putting The Labor In Labor Day

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 1:01pm

Woman spends Labor Day in labor before welcoming new baby boy.

A Florida mom can't catch a break.

Arely Velasquez may have wanted a labor-free Labor Day, but somebody just wouldn't have it.

"It was a surprise for me because I wasn't expecting to have my baby today," Velasquez says.

Velasquez and her husband, Christian, had planned on spending Labor Day relaxing at home or at the park with their other son, Jayden.

But little Justin decided he was ready to greet the world 11 days early.

"I was more nervous than her," said Christian.

He says the fact that Justin was born on Labor Day is even more meaningful to him.

He considers it the day that celebrates the American worker.

"I feel happy to be in this country," Christian explains. "What could be better than having my son on a day that's so important to Americans?"

The good thing is, because it was a holiday, the family could be together on Labor Day.

Big brother Jayden gave his younger brother a miniature car as a gift.

Being able to have their baby was the biggest gift this mom could receive.

"I love my baby," says Velasquez. "That's the most wonderful thing I have in my life -- to be a mother."

It took Velasquez only three hours of labor to give birth to Justin.

He weighed in at six pounds and 13 ounces.

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