Tampa Eclipse Baby: First-time parents over the moon after daughter is born 2 weeks early

Posted at 2:12 PM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-22 17:25:30-04

"She is early-- she is and she's a happy baby."

Jesus Martinez and Lucy Roldan-Castro of Carrollwood are first time parents -- and what timing they have.

Their first little girl arrived two weeks early during the Solar Eclipse at Tampa General Hospital.

Mom went into labor and was pushing and fully dilated around 1 p.m. Monday while many others tipped their heads to the sky.

"When we got here, I felt like she was ready to join the party," said Dad. "We were originally going to name her Isabella Sophia Martinez-Roldan and then when we found out she was being born on the solar eclipse, we changed her middle name to Solei which means 'sun' in French," said Martinez.

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She was born at exactly 4:29 PM after the sun returned to view.

"She's going to be electric. She's going to be spontaneous. She's going to be full of laughter and joy and wherever she goes, there's going to be sunshine," Dad said.

Isabella is 6 pounds, 10 ounces and 18 and a half inches long.

"A little tired but I'm happy. I have my princess now," Mom said.

The ABC Action News family is sending best wishes to the new family of three.