Surprise arrival for Oscar

PUBLISHED: 16:56 07 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:32 25 May 2010

OSCAR Richer was in a bit of a hurry to join the 2010 New Year celebrations.

OSCAR Richer was in a bit of a hurry to join the 2010 New Year celebrations.

Mum, Kate, had the first twinge of labour at 1am and dad, Clive Boonzaaier, delivered him 40 minutes later - even before the midwife could arrive at their home in Weston's Locking Road.

Kate had planned a home delivery with a birthing pool and aromatherapy oils and candles - but it was not to be.

She explained: "My daughter, Hope, was born two years ago in Bristol and arrived in a few hours so, after taking advice, I opted for a home birth with a community midwife and was looking forward to it.

"Oscar was due on December 29 but the first I knew he was on the way was when my waters went at 1am on New Year's Day. We phoned the midwife and Clive went out to move the car so that she could park.

"When he came back in, I called him into the bathroom and just said 'catch this baby quick' and Oscar arrived.

"The midwife, Jackie, who had looked after me all the way through, arrived 10 minutes later. We were in a state of shock but she checked us over and everything was fine.

"I had no warning so no chance to get out the oils and all the nice things we planned. But the most important thing is that Oscar is fine.

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