Baby born in Mesa during the eclipse
Posted August 22
MESA, AZ — For a couple in Mesa, the eclipse wasn't the only major event happening on Monday morning. They also had a baby.
Erica Tameron gave birth to Samuel at 11:01 a.m. Arizona time, just minutes after the peak of the solar eclipse.
The boy wasn't supposed to be born for a couple of weeks.
"She was in shock," the father said.
Tameron couldn't believe it was happening during the eclipse.
"And my doctor was a little upset that she missed it but she showed up to deliver my baby instead," Tameron said.
Everyone in the delivery room had a little fun with Samuel's name.
"When we were having him during the eclipse, everyone was making jokes, the doctors and my husband calling him Sammy Solar," Tameron said.
It's a nickname that just might stick.
Tameron's sister was hosting a solar eclipse watch party at her work and she left early and brought an eclipse t-shirt for the baby.
Little Samuel has an older brother and sister.