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8-year-old Florida girl helps mom deliver healthy baby brother

"I was freaking out," mom said.

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If this kid doesn't grow up be an obstetrician, we'll be shocked.

Jazmine McEnaney, 8, helped her mother, Krystle Garcia, deliver her baby brother when the little guy decided to make his big debut two weeks ahead of schedule, ABCActionNews.com reported.

With her mom screaming in pain in the next room, Jazmine called 911 to get some coaching on how to best help deliver baby Joseph safely.

Jazmine remained remarkably calm over the phone. At one point, the 911 operator asked Jazmine to ask her mother if she was pushing or straining.

Jazmine relayed the (perhaps obvious) question, to which Garcia responded, "Yes! Yes!"

Garcia told ABCActionNews.com she was in her bathroom when her water broke. "I was freaking out," she said. "I was like, I am home alone with my 8-year-old daughter. What am I going to do, you know? Even if I call somebody, they're not going to come quick enough because it happened so fast."

Fast is right. A mere 13 minutes after the 911 call, before paramedics could arrive, 5-pound, 10-ounce Joseph James Snyder made his grand entrance, and Jazmine was there to help.

Nurses at Tampa General Hospital, where Garcia was taken, were so impressed that they created a special certificate entitled "Best Sister Ever," a title few would dispute, and bestowed it on Jazmine.

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