The home delivery
Hyattsville couple welcome their 'blizzard baby'
On Tuesday, Jolene Bowman joked that "now would be a really bad time to go into labor."
By noon Wednesday, she and her husband, Matt, were welcoming 6-pound 6-ounce Regina, quickly dubbed by her dad as their "blizzard baby."
The Hyattsville couple had prepared for a home birth. But they were counting on a due date about three weeks away when the squalls and the labor pains hit.
"I thought 'This can't be happening,' " said Jolene Bowman, 32. A midwife and a birthing assistant drove to their home, one from nearly an hour away, said Matt Bowman, 34.
"My wife is a very strong woman," he said, and is "very calm and knowledgeable."
Regina has a brother, Gregory, 7, and sister, Gloria, 2, who each arrived in the autumn.
-- Mary Pat Flaherty