Baby Drew born in mum’s bedroom

Baby Drew’s shock Mother’s Day entrance in mum’s bedroom READY TO TAKE ON WORLD: Mum Dannielle Reid gave birth to her son Drew at 5.08am on Sunday morning in her bedroom at Cressy. Picture: Scott Gelston
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TweetFacebookPictures: Scott GelstonBaby Drew’s premature entrance into the world was a Mother’s Day shock for mum Dannielle Reid.

Just after 5am on Sunday, Ms Reid delivered herbaby before the paramedics could arrive.

“I woke up and thought I was in a little bit of pain. I said to my partner‘you might have to call an ambulance’ because I thought I was in labour,” she said.

“I wasn’t exactly sure. I went to the toilet and then I stood beside my bed for a second and by the time I told him to call an ambulance, he turned over and Iwas standing there holding a baby.”

Ms Reid said paramedics arrived at herCressy home , about 35km from Launceston, about 10 minutes after her partner Ashley Hollidaycalled.

“They (paramedics)came around and grabbed the baby. The paramedic was just so shocked at how I could deliver my own baby,” she said.

The five-poundtwo-ounce, healthy bundle of joy arrived exactly one month early.

Baby Drew is a brother for one-year-old Faith, and three-year-old Brady.

“Faithwas laying in the bed with my partner when Ihad the baby, so she was a bit distraught and didn’t really know what was going on,” Ms Reid said.

“My partner went and woke my little boy, Brady,up as soon as Ihad Drew –he just loved it.

“He wouldn’t even let the paramedicsin, he was just standing there.”

Ms Reid said her partner was“a little bit freaked out” by the experience.

“It was a bit of a shock for myself too, actually,” she said.“We were going to get up this morning and cook pancakes with the kids but Drewhad other plans for us.”

Ms Reid said she had no priorwarning that Drew was on his way.

“Ijust had the feeling that Ineeded to go to the toilet and then it just happened,” she said.

The Examiner

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