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Expectant couple tie the knot — mid-labor

A Wisconsin couple said "I do" in the hospital when their baby was born one week prematurely, on their wedding day.
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A Wisconsin couple had just one request for the hospital where their baby was to be born this week: Get us married, STAT.

Originally scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, the wedding of parents-to-be Erin Heather and Mark Weber was to take place only a week before their baby's Feb. 26 due date.

But when Heather went into labor prematurely, at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, she and her boyfriend of 11 years rushed to St. Mary's Hospital in Madison to say their "I dos" in a makeshift chapel there instead, at 11 in the morning rather than 4:30 in the afternoon.

On the way, they stopped to pick up the marriage license — and notified St. Mary’s about their needs, all according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

An ordained minister friend of Weber's officiated at the ceremony, which was attended by a few friends, a handful of hospital staff — and a smattering of journalists.

The couple were in such a hurry to get married because, the new dad informed the newspaper, of "old-fashioned grandparents" and a desire to officially be "a family" when their child arrived.

The baby, a girl, was born Thursday night.