One Manteca man experienced what could be described as a “220 electrical shock.”
It was the birth of Estevan Urrea’s daughter at 2:20 a.m. Thursday.
Not only was the 2:20 a.m. delivery at home a bit of a shocker but the date was also 2/20.
By chance mom Maribel Pantoja’s birthday is on 2/21.
Maribel said she was awakened by contractions at 1:30 a.m., a week before her due date. They were about five minutes apart her husband Estavan said. It wasn’t long before that they dropped to three minutes apart, he added.
The mother of two was moved to the living room while her spouse went outside and warmed up the car putting towels on the front seats of the vehicle. When he returned to the home he realized it was too late for a dash to the hospital and called 911 for help. The 911 operator gave him directions on what he should be doing. Within two minutes the sirens of fire engines could be heard coming toward the 200 block of Marty Court.
Two firefighters, reserve David Trumble and regular Brian Swift, were at his side within minutes. They helped stabilize the new infant that weighed in at eight pounds, four ounces and measured 19 ½ inches long.
They were transported by ambulance to the hospital. She was named Nayalie by her parents and will soon join her two sisters at home.
Mom and the little girl were doing well Thursday afternoon at Doctors Hospital of Manteca. Dad was still all smiles from ear-to-ear. He said it was his first time delivering a baby.