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Houston, TX - A mother was so determined to get her 4-year-old son into pre-k she went to register him while in labor.

The Texas mom ended up giving birth at the elementary school.

Vanessa Deleon/ Mother: "He's so adorable, I love him.  He's so cute."

Vanessa Deleon gave birth to her fourth son, Geovanni, while waiting in line to register his four-year-old brother for pre-k classes.

She was already in labor when she arrived at fisher elementary school.

Deleon: "It was very important because he wasn't going to have space, any more space available to him and it's very important for him to go to school."

She thought she'd just drop off his application and head straight to the hospital.

Deleon: "I went and gave them the package and said am I missing anything else cause I’m in labor right now and I have to go."

But she didn't make out the front door.

Geovanni wouldn't wait.

She was ushered into the school nurse's office where Nurse Ashley Morris tried to help her while simultaneously calling 911.

Ashley Morris/ School Nurse: "I'm trying to get on my gloves and I look and the baby is crowning.  So I threw the box down.  I've got the phone here and I see the baby, and I had no choice. Mom pushed and we pulled the baby out."

Geovanni was delivered before an ambulance could arrive, all 6 pounds, 3 ounces of him.

They swaddled the baby in school t-shirts because there were no towels available then sent him and mom off to the hospital.

The baby's father and his three brothers were there to admire him.

And for his mother's trouble, the school principle guarantees Geovanni won't have to wait when he's ready for kindergarten.

Libby Escalante/ Principal, Fisher Elementary School: "Well, you know, he was born before September 1st. We can get him in school in four years.  I want him in four years. I don't care where you live. He needs to come to pre-k here."

Deleon also successfully registered her 4-year-old son before his brother was born.

He'll be attending Fisher Pre-K when the school year begins.

Bryn Nelson
(701) 241-5321