SHAWANO, Wis. (WSAW) -- Monday morning ice covered every road in Shawano County but babies don't wait for the weather.
"I knew and I told him you need to help me get my boots off because he is coming," said Pilar Gauthier, mother. Mom knew he was coming and she knew they weren't going to make it to the hospital.
Dad called 911 and barely had time to pull over before the baby was coming out. "From the time we got pulled over, to the time till the time the baby was born I bet you it was five minutes. It was fast," said Matt Grall, father.
Gauthier's three other children were all in the car and jumped in to help. One even used their shoelaces to tie off the umbilical cord.
Deputy Sandra Finger arrived minutes later and said she has never seen anything like this in her 24 years in law enforcement. "So when I got there the baby had already been born so when I get there all I did was provide a blanket and keep mom and baby warm as dad was able to continue what he was doing help mom as we waited for the ambulance," explained Deputy Finger.
The roads were still covered in ice so it took a team of people to drive the thirty minutes to the hospital. "The plow truck had to drive backwards because the roads were so bad he had to have the sand in front of the truck but it came out the back of the truck. So he drove backwards to us and then gave us a path," explained Deputy Finger.
It was truly a team effort to bring baby Mayan into the world. Even the dispatcher said it could not have gone better. "They all did so well, the father was calm, the mother calmed down like right after the baby was born. The baby only cried for a couple of minutes and then he calmed down too so, everybody was perfect. Couldn't have been a better outcome," said Mary Beck, dispatcher.
Mom and baby are healthy and happy and will go home on Tuesday.