Speedy little Lill
Tiny Lilliana was delivered on the bathroom floor when mum Serena Morris, of Ropes Crossing, didn’t make it to the hospital.
SERENA Morris is cuddling her “perfect baby” Lilliana just days after pushing her out — in about 10 minutes on the bathroom floor of her Ropes Crossing home.
Around 8pm the night before she was to be induced (November 13), Ms Morris felt mild pain and at 9.10pm her daughter was born.
“I’d not long put my son to bed — I’ve got an 18-monthold, Joshua — and had a bath because I was starting to get a bit of pain,” she said.
“It then became regular and I rang Mum at 8pm because she was coming over to look after my son. I said, ‘I think something might be happening but I’m not sure’.
“It was all happening really fast; it feels almost like being out of your body.”
Due the previous Friday, Ms Morris called Norwest Private Hospital at Baulkham Hills and said she was told to wait until the pain worsened — but there was no time.
Ms Morris was packing a bag in the bedroom with her partner Phil Graham ahead of their second child being born when her mother Sylvia Morris, of Kellyville, arrived.
A neighbour, Jahn Guthrie, came to help and spoke to a paramedic on the phone, guiding Ms Morris’ supporters as she lay on her back.
“All I can remember is just wanting to push,” she said. “Mum and my neighbour seemed like they were really in control of the situation, so there was no panicking or anything.”
Her mother delivered the baby and Mr Graham cut the cord with paramedics.
It was extra special for Mrs Morris, who celebrated her 69th birthday — now shared with her granddaughter.
“She has to be the best birthday present,” Mrs Morris said.
She said she kept calm during the unexpected home birth and was on her knees telling her daughter, “You’ll be fine, you’ll be right”.
Mrs Morris said instinct kicked in and she was the one to put Lilliana on Serena’s chest and a towel around her.
But she credited her daughter and granddaughter for doing most of the work.
Picture: Carly Earl