SAN DIEGO, Calif. – A mom named her new new baby boy after the two officers who helped deliver him in the parking lot of a post office.
According to KNSD, Vanessa Prado and her boyfriend, Dennis, were sleeping at their San Diego-area home early Thursday morning when she suddenly started having contractions.
“I thought it was no big deal, so I just hopped in the bathtub,” Prado told KNSD.
She was four weeks from her due date, but suddenly she realized her baby boy was coming. The two hopped in the car, and Dennis drove for a few blocks before Vanessa told him to pull over in the parking lot of a post office.
“I just said, ‘I’m not going to make it, and we’ve got to pull over, now,'” Vanessa said.
Dennis called 911, and within two minutes San Diego police officers Matt Enderlin and Eric Hustad arrived and helped deliver the baby. Just minutes later, Officer Enderlin was holding the new baby boy.
“It’s one of those moments you’re like, ‘Wow, this really just happened right now,'” recalled Enderlin.
The officers accompanied the couple to the hospital, where they snapped a few pictures with the 6-pound baby boy.
Vanessa told Inside Edition she named her new son Pierce Merick Dillard. She says his middle name is in honor of Officers Hustand and Enderlin.