Pregnant Woman Survives Lightning Strike to Give Birth

National   |   Jill Stanek   |   Aug 8, 2013   |   7:37PM   |   Washington, DC

At least two old sayings went by the wayside on the 4th of July.

Not only did lightning strike twice in the same place, but after three strikes, an Albuquerque, New Mexico couple was not out – not permanently, anyway.

Said Ian Gordon, via KRGE:

We were actually going inside because we heard the lightning and the thunder, The next thing we know, we woke up on the ground and everybody was just trying to keep us calm.

Ian’s girlfriend Kendra Villaneuva was only two weeks from her due date. Luckily firefighters were in the area and they were rushed to the University of New Mexico Hospital, where Kimberly Samantha Rose Gordon was born via c-section.

Kimberly’s father already has an idea for a nickname: “Last name’s Gordon, so little Flash Gordon… We’re hoping for, you know… run fast, or save the universe.”