Sethrine stayed calm while she called for an ambulance, ran to get towels and comforted her mother.Emma, a midwife herself, said: “I’m very proud of Sethrine. I don’t know what I’d have done without her.”
Mrs Kedey was just 26 weeks pregnant when her waters suddenly broke. She was at home with Sethrine and asked her to call 999 for an ambulance.
But Emma started having contractions before the ambulance arrived. A composed Sethrine comforted her crying mum and ran to get towels for her as Shadrach started to make his dramatic entrance into the world.
Emma said: “She said to me ‘mummy, don’t cry, sit down’. Sethrine was absolutely brilliant.”
The mum-of-two added: “I was a little bit shocked and I lost concentration. It was a real shock for me because I couldn’t do anything for myself.
“Being a midwife myself I knew what was happening and I just gave up. I thought I was going to lose my baby.”
The daddy was able to get home before the baby was born, but an ambulance did not arrive until tiny Shadrach, weighing just under three pounds, had entered the world.
The baby spent quite a few weeks in The NICU and was given the all clear by the doctors to go home at the end of May.
Emma said: “I’m very proud of Sethrine. She is now brimming with difficult questions about her baby brother. Sethrine wants to know ‘why is the baby so small’, ‘why did the baby come early?’ I just haven’t got the answers for her!”
Shadrach is now seven months old and doing well at home as he is looked after by his thrilled big sister as well as his overjoyed mum and dad.
Sometimes kids surprise us with their composure and focus. This brother sister team will probably have a strong bond for years to come.
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