Though life sometimes hands you a series of events in which everything that can go wrong does go wrong, there are also those times when you know you’ve truly witnessed a miracle. Thankfully, Tonya Owens and her beautiful son, Maddox, were handed a series of miracles that ended up saving both of their lives.
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After working a long shift as an assistant bar manager, Kelly Gadsby awoke early the next morning to severe back pain. The pain continued to get worse so Kelly ended up calling her sister, who then took her to the hospital. Hours later, she delivered a beautiful baby boy. All of that might not seem so odd if it weren’t for the fact that Kelly didn’t know she was pregnant.
For Rachel Demchy, a Waiheke Island resident, ferry rides will always be associated with child birth. The new mom went into labor while expecting her first baby on a ferry and now, she delivered her second son, minutes after a ferry ride, right at the wharf terminal!
Babies have shown us, time and again, year after year, that they can be even more unpredictable than the weather. They will come when and where they want. This year was filled with some of the most bizarre delivery locations, but there were also some pretty amazing birth stories this year.
Before D-day even came for Racel Rodger, doctors had told her that the second delivery would be fast. Knowing this, she and her husband left at the first signs of labor. Unfortunately, a drive that would have normally taken only half an hour – their home in Coupar Angus to the Perth Royal Infirmary – ended up taking much longer.
Tim and Jaime Goldsmith carefully devised their labor and delivery plans, just in case Jaime went into labor before Tim made it home on leave from Germany. Scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan next month, Tim wasn’t expected to be home for a few more days, but Jaime wasn’t expected to deliver for a couple more weeks.
First-time mom, Katherine Oyedoh, had done everything right before heading out for her 12 hour international flight. Three weeks before her due date, she talked to her doctor and received medical clearance to fly. But, as we’ve learned many-a-time before, babies will come when and where they want. Katherine’s baby, little Ebosalume, decided that 36,000 feet suited him just fine.
atasha Renee Kirk loves the sights, sounds and food of the Mckechnie stadium in Bradenton, Florida. And apparently, her ‘little slugger’ shares her passion for the field. In fact, he loved it so much that he decided to make his grand entrance at the front of the stadium, before an ambulance could arrive.
Plenty of New Year’s babies were born, but few mothers can claim their babies were born on New Year’s Day aboard an airplane. But wouldn’t you know; there was one!
On New Year’s Day, at 12:46 a.m., Grace Olivia Ketcheson was the first baby born in 2012 at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. Grace’s brother, Jack, was also the first infant born in Regina, 365 days and four hours before her.
Babies have proven, time and time again, that they will make their entrance on their own time, whether you’re ready or not. So, as the year comes to a close, we’d like to share some of the most amazing and unexpected birth stories from 2011.