Hurricane Sandy Miracle: Baby Born During the Storm

Linsey Davis tells the story of one couple's first child.
3:00 | 10/30/12

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And finally on a night witness to so much destruction a story of life, one couple caught in the calamity and abc's linsey davis as the story of their baby born in the storm. Reporter: Despite all of sandy's destruction, the shleppies can't take their eyes off their little miracle born in the midst of the storm. He's perfect. Reporter: They had a generator, water and food but weren't prepared for this. At 5:00 they lost power right around the same time christine started feeling like the baby might come. The contribution contractions were coming fast and strong. Reporter: So began an epic journey through lashing rain and punishing wind. Their original plan was to go to this hospital in princeton but when their ambulance got stuck in the mud they set off for another hospital in another ambulance but downed trees and power lines prevented them from making it there too. Finally they wound up here at a church gymnasium where doctors from a nearby mobile medical van helped deliver the baby without anesthesia. They put the drapes on and were doing it. Reporter: Had they delivered a baby before because -- no. Reporter: Baby and mom are doing just fine and at just 5 pounds, 2 ounces and not even a day old lilly yam has already weathered one of the worst storms of most people's lifetimes. Linsey davis, abc news, summerville, new jersey. And we thank you so much for

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