Couple shares 'crazy, wonderful' delivery story on social media.

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Ah, the joys of parenthood — and social media:

Gerald Alexander, a graduate assistant coach on the Washington football staff, and his wife, Krystina, had a baby boy on Monday afternoon, and they have shared their delivery story through Twitter and Instagram.

And, boy, what a story it is.

Let’s let Krystina (@simplykrys2) tell it, via her Instagram post Tuesday morning:

“At 4 pm yesterday my labor started. At 4:50 my son was ready to come. My midwife hadn’t made it yet..but my son decided it was his time to come. I did not even push, he pushed his way out on his own after 3huge contractions..he shot out like a cannon!!! My husband delivered our son at 4:56 pm! He had to react fast, and jumped in the tub with me as soon as I said he was coming! Such a crazy, wonderful story to tell our son as he grows. Thank you God for a beautiful healthy baby boy..Kamari Gerrell Alexander 7lbs 12oz 21in.”

The labor was so sudden, I’m told, that Gerald was actually in the UW football offices Monday afternoon.

You wonder whether Kamari Gerrell Alexander‘s fast entry into the world one day leads to a fast 40 time. We’ll be following his progress … via social media.

Gerald Alexander, 30, is in his second year as a grad assistant at UW, working with the Huskies’ defensive backs. He starred as a defensive back at Boise State before playing parts of five seasons in the NFL, posting 159 tackles and four interceptions.

It’s safe to call his baby boy the greatest catch of his career.

As someone whose wife is expecting any moment now, I am both fascinated and frightened at this story. Either way, it’s great they’ve shared it.