Shepparton's Esther and Stephen Hunter received an unexpected arrival in the early hours of New Year's Day.ASHLEIGH WILLIAMSON January 2, 2013 4:50am
Esther and Stephen Hunter could have celebrated the new year camping with family.
But, luckily, they stayed at home in Shepparton, because they unexpectedly added to their family.
Judah Jack Hunter was born at Goulburn Valley Base Hospital at 12.28
Mrs Hunter’s parents John and Tina Follett went camping at Porepunkah, near Bright, because Judah was due on January 17.
‘‘We thought about going, but it was just too close (to the expected pregnancy date) and I couldn’t have sat on camp chairs being heavily pregnant,’’ Mrs Hunter, 25, said.
Mrs Hunter said she felt uneasy from about 6
An ambulance rushed her to hospital about midnight and Judah was born naturally soon after.
‘‘Four contractions and he was out,’’ Mrs Hunter said.
‘‘The midwife said, ‘We’re just waiting for his shoulders,’ and I said, ‘Is his head already out?’.
‘‘I can’t get over how quickly the whole process happened.’’
Judah’s gender remained a surprise until he was born.
His middle name Jack was the nickname of Mr Hunter’s grandfather.
‘‘He was John Hunter, but everyone knew him as Jack,’’ Mr Hunter, 28, said.
‘‘Judah is a strong Bible name and it sounds good.’’
Judah is a brother for Joshua, 14 months.
Mrs Hunter used the new My Midwives service while pregnant with her sons.
The service offers women continual pregnancy, labour and post-birth care from one of four midwives.
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