NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTNH)– A Connecticut couple heard the word “blizzard” over the weekend and thought, “What if our baby is born in the midst of the chaos?” It turns out that’s exactly what happened.
Sarah and Andrew Browning ended up driving to the hospital when road conditions were at their worst, and they’re not used to the snow. This is just their second year living in Connecticut. Graham Michael Browning was supposed to arrive on Feb. 13, but decided he wanted to be a Blizzard 2015 baby.
“Obviously, he’s got a little bit of an attitude to want to be part of the storm,” said the baby’s dad.
The Brownings say their stress kicked into high gear Monday when Sarah started listening to the weather and getting contractions. Hours later, very early Tuesday morning, they knew it was time.
“My water broke and we figured it was time,” said Sarah. “It was at 1:30. We really couldn’t see what was going on and we were a little bit scared.”
“It was crazy,” said Andrew. “I didn’t grow up in New England, neither did she, so it’s a whole new monster to us. We tried to stay on the main highway as close to the plow trucks as we could, but visibility was at a minimum.”
Less than an hour later, they made their way to Central Connecticut Hospital. At 8:50 a.m., their first born arrived.
“Ultimately, it worked out perfect and he’s healthy,” said Andrew. “He’s a native Nutmegger.”