PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — For this Willow Grove family, their bundle of joy was supposed to arrive last week but babies have their own schedules.
The family’s plans to watch the eclipse were dashed because the baby decided to share the limelight with history.READ MORE: Man Shot Outside Of Marriott Hotel In Center City
Carter Anthony Elkins was born during the solar eclipse at 1:53 p.m. on Monday.
“He was 6 days late,” Erica Parsons, the infant’s mother, said.
Erica says when she was scheduled to be induced she figured it would take a day, so the family would have time to watch the eclipse but that wasn’t in the stars.
“The way it turned out he was born as it happened,” Rob Elkins, the child’s father, said.
Doctors say the eclipse has no impact on labor and delivery.1 Person Injured After Car, Flatbed Truck Collide On White Horse Pike In Winslow Township
Carter’s 8-year-old sister, Jordan, was in her grandmother’s backyard watching the celestial event as Carter was making his debut at the hospital.
“I’m going to tell him he was a lucky baby cause his birthday was on the eclipse,” Jordan Elkins said.
Many astrologists agree, babies born during an eclipse are destined for greatness.
“He’s an eclipse baby, it should be good luck,” Rob Elkins said.
“He’s part of history,” Erica added.
The 9-pound baby seems unfazed by his star status but his parents are over the moon and hoping their eclipse delivery will mean sunny days are ahead for little Carter.MORE NEWS: Stolen Trailer With Barrels Of Oil Leads To Hazmat Situation In Strawberry Mansion
The baby and his mother will be heading home Wednesday and Jordan says she’ll save the eclipse glasses she wore to look at the sun as a souvenir for her little brother, who now has the destination of being an eclipse baby.