WASHINGTON TERRACE -- Juanita Delgado was certain she had time to take a shower after contractions woke her at 7 a.m. Friday.
But by the time the 21-year-old mother of two got in the car and was headed to the hospital, the baby was well on his way.
Delgado, of Roy, was planning to deliver her baby at Ogden Regional Medical Center, but the contractions got closer together and more painful.
Her mother pulled over to the side of the road and alerted a Weber County sheriff's officer, who called 911.
"The Washington Terrace Fire Department showed up within about two minutes. They were really fast," Delgado said. "By the time they opened the door, my water broke and the baby's head was already coming out. He wasn't going to wait."
Ulyszes was born at 8:36 a.m. at approximately 4400 South in Washington Terrace.
"He cried right away, so I knew he was OK," Delgado said. "I was in so much pain, I thought I was going to black out, but once he got here, I was so happy to see him."
Washington Terrace Fire Capt. Clayton Peterson said this was the first time he has had to deliver a baby. Firefighter Clay Nelson and Fire Chief Kasey Bush assisted with the delivery.
"It was exciting, but I was nervous, too," Peterson said. "I just wanted to make sure all that training kicked in."
Peterson said the birth happened extremely fast. "We were maybe on the scene not even five minutes and he was here."
Delgado and her new baby were taken to Ogden Regional Medical Center, where both are doing fine and were greeted by new father Jovany Leal.
The baby weighs 5 pounds, 7 ounces, and is 18 inches long.
Peterson said he is happy everything went smoothly on the side of the road and, while he would rather leave the deliveries up to the doctors, he would gladly do it again.
"I just went up and saw her about 20 minutes ago, and everyone is doing great," he said Friday. "It was a neat experience. I would definitely do it again if I had to."