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.
More than 90 cannabis plants have been sized from a sophisticated hydroponic set-up in a north Shepparton home this afternoon.
Local football talent Dan Howe played well in his first game for reigning AFL premiership club Hawthorn last Thursday night.
A mighty cheer may soon be heard down Merrigum way; the town has officially saved its post office.
An Ogilvie Ave home was extensively damaged after a deliberately-lit fire this afternoon.
After a stunning 2014, Rochester Secondary College has hit the ground running in 2015 with school captains Jess Dwyer and Josh Hamilton promising an action-packed year ahead.
Elusive small man re-signs with club
A Seymour group is calling for aphasia sufferers in the Goulburn Valley to join its choir.
The NSW Government has made a significant funding announcement to expand the health service in Tocumwal.
Heathcote RSL Sub-branch is proposing some changes and additions to the honour boards in the foyer of the RSL hall in Heathcote.
Start your engines — the annual Cobram Lawn Mower Races is back on this Sunday at Scott’s Reserve, with lots on offer to keep you busy during the long weekend.
With their match against Finley all but sewn up, the Deniliquin Rhinos will look to tighten up their batting game ahead of next week's semi-final.
Fruit Growers Victoria plans to give fruit growers in Victoria more on-farm support as a result of its organisational restructure.
This photograph of a young man in cade army uniform was taken by Benalla-based photographer John Howship. Does anyone know who it might be?
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.