Speedy arrival in back of ambulance
NEW ADDITION: Louise Brown with son Jai, 2, newborn son Koby, husband Mark Bishop and niece Taleisha Bishop LITTLE Koby Bishop might have a career as an Olympic sprinter ahead of him with his speedy arrival into the world occurring on the side of the road in the back of an ambulance.
Baby Koby was born at 3.57am weighing 3110g yesterday in Fitzroy St, just t h r e e b l o c k s f r o m h i s parents Louise Brown and Mark Bi s h o p ’ s Ki r wan home.
Ms Brown said she wasn’t entirely sure she was in labour when she first felt pains around 2am but soon after calling her partner, who was working in Moranbah, she realised not only was it true labour but it was coming on fast.
With only niece Taleisha Bishop, 11, and son Jai, 2, for company, Ms Bishop quickly called an ambulance for herself and her mother-in-law to look after the other children.
‘‘ My water broke at home and we just made it into the ambulance, we only got three streets away before they had to pull over,’’ she said. ‘‘ It was pretty horrible, once I started I just couldn’t stop pushing, I wanted him out.
‘‘ My labour with Jai took 12 hours so I wasn’t expecting this at all.’’
M s B r o w n s a i d s h e wanted to thank the two female ambulance officers who delivered her baby.
‘‘ They said this was the second time they had delivered a baby and they did very well.
‘‘ I think
the longer labour first around though.’’
Taleisha said she was scared after watching her aunty’s water break but knew she had to help out.
‘‘ I woke up and then realised what was going. I went outside and waved the ambulance in,’’ she said.
Proud dad Mr Bishop said he was excited to meet his new son, who wasn’t supp o s e d t o a r r i v e u n t i l Friday. ‘‘ I was most definitely shocked,’’ he said.