At 5:18 a.m., Abigail Cain delivered her own baby, Danica AnnMarie Cain, who weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 20¼ inches long, said Bronish, of Rumford.
Danica, who is named after race car driver Danica Patrick, was due Jan. 18.
“Abby had a doctor appointment yesterday, and the doctor said her baby would be here any time, but I didn’t expect she would be born in her driveway,” Bronish said from Mercy Hospital in Portland.
“It was 10 below out, and she had no help at all and out she came right in the driveway,” he said. “It’s quite an amazing story. I’m pretty excited.”
Abigail had the passenger door open and was leaning on the seat, Bronish said.
“At the first contraction, she started laying on the horn for her husband to hurry up,” he said. “With the second contraction, she felt she had to push. She pushed and the baby came out while she was standing next to the car.”