On Tuesday, September 26, Natalie Pasquarella set out to anchor the 11 p.m. news for NBC News 4 with her other colleagues just like she always did. This wasn’t her first day on the job; she has anchored since October 2015. So, she was doing what she knew and loved best—reading the news.
Everything seemed perfect as she began talking about Twitter’s plans to extend character count.
Then something extraordinary happened, though you wouldn’t know unless you were watching very closely.
Her water broke. And yes, she was still live on air, all cameras and eyes still glued on her.
Many of us would forget the cameras and freak out. If you were due and were expecting the baby, maybe you would remain calm and collected, but what if you weren’t due until the next month?
I think I would literally faint but Natalie remained composed. She just let out a giggle that viewers hardly noticed and gracefully continued with the newscast until the end.
The producers of the show and fellow staff then took her to the hospital where she gave birth to a healthy baby boy 13 hours later, News 4 reported the following night.
The baby weighed 5 pounds and 6 ounces and was named Jamin James Pastore after his father.
Natalie posted a photo on social media and quickly received hundreds of congratulatory comments.
Natalie and Jamin were obviously delighted with the arrival of their baby, even if he was a few weeks early. “A beautiful blessing decided to make his entrance early! Thankful for all of the well wishes. Our hearts are full!” Natalie wrote on Instagram.