"I felt a sudden urge to push, and the next thing I knew, I was holding a baby’s head.”
Dimitty Bonnet, 28, a mom-of-two, had a happy life with her family. Little did she know that life was just about to throw a rather huge surprise at her.
Dimitty was having a shower when she suddenly felt the urge to push, according to New York Post. She pushed and caught the baby’s head between her legs. It came as a complete shock, since Dimitty and husband, Jason, 42, a signwriter—who are parents to Nate, five, and Darci, three—thought that their family was complete and had stopped trying to have any more children.
What's more mind-boggling is that even during her entire pregnancy, Dimitty, from Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia, had regular periods. Moreover, her pregnancy tests a few weeks before the surprise birth were negative.
Though in a state of shock and confusion, Dimitty managed to sit on the floor in the dark, and after a final push, her baby was born at 1:30 am on February 26, 2022.
At the time her husband was in bed, but when Dimitty called out to him, he rushed to find the panicked mother in the shower, covered in blood and holding a baby.
Immediately, the couple called for an ambulance and it arrived around 15 minutes later—just in time to help Dimitty deliver the placenta. After the paramedics cut the cord and made sure that the mother and baby were okay, they took the family to Campbelltown Hospital, New South Wales, where the pair were monitored for 24 hours.
Dimitty and Jason named their surprise baby boy, Harvey Eric Barry Timmins. He weighed 6lbs 8oz.
She had no idea that anything was wrong until she started to feel ‘a bit off’ the evening before she gave birth. “My weight has fluctuated my whole life, so I didn’t think anything of it when I put on a few pounds,” said admin manager Dimitty. “I assumed it was just a bit of lockdown weight, and it was nothing too noticeable.”
“I’d flown on a plane a month before, and even had an x-ray after a rugby injury six weeks before I gave birth. There was no part of me that thought I could be expecting – to be sure I even took a test a month before giving birth and it came back negative."
Just proves, rugby players are tough!— Lee MacL (@LeeMacL8) April 7, 2022
She shared that before her son was born, her stomach felt a “bit off,” so she put the kids to bed and got an early night. “I woke up around 1 a.m., and felt so uncomfortable,” she recalled. “It was like I really needed the toilet, but I wasn’t able to go."
“The pain started to get worse, so I decided to have a shower to make myself feel better. I didn’t want to wake my husband, so I kept the light off and showered in the dark. I felt a sudden urge to push, and the next thing I knew, I was holding a baby’s head.”
She recalled how she let her kids know they had a baby while in the hospital. “It was such a huge shock that the first few days are a bit of a blur,” the new mom explained. “My older kids were so excited when we told them, particularly my daughter as she’s always wanted to be a big sister. She’s so caring and has taken on her new role really well. Our family and friends have all been so supportive as we weren’t prepared at all – in fact, we’d thrown away all our old baby stuff a month before."
“But everyone came together to make sure we had a pram, clothes, nappies, and a bed for him. It took us about 24 hours to come up with a name for him, but we chose Harvey after Jason’s grandfather, which is really special. He’s such an amazing baby and we feel so lucky to have him join the family, even if it was quite a shock at first,” the new mom said.
Says she had normal periods and a pregnancy test came back negative so....— Anj (@Jels_22) April 6, 2022
Sometimes life really knows how to throw a surprise, right?
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