Husband and wife had apparently made it outside of the house and into the car on the way to the hospital when their baby’s head started pushing its way out. Dad did the only thing he could think to do – he called the cops.
The dispatcher grabbed a trooper, put him on the phone and pulled out a medical book. Reading off instructions to Trooper First Class Carlo Marandola – so he could relay them to the parents, dispatcher Nancy Martin helped make sure the umbilical cord was unwrapped from around the baby boy’s neck before calling on the fire department to send an ambulance straight to the waiting car. The fire department in the parents’ native Norwalk was already tied up with weather-related accidents, however, so their son’s rush to get here meant a wait in the car. With temperatures below freezing, mom’s body temperature kept the baby warm during the twelve minutes it took for emergency workers to arrive.
Baby and mom (and dad too) are all doing fine, nice and toasty now.
If that doesn’t put being cold in perspective, eh, your cockles will never be warm!
Source: The Stamford Advocate