Couples normally discuss the birth plan, a few weeks or even months before their baby is due. Usually, dads want to be there during labor, but there are others who just can’t find the courage to see their partner in so much pain and prefer not to be there.
When there are more children in the family, they often want to be present during labor as well, but this in most cases is impossible.
Molalla girl, 11-year-old Shyanne, was determined to be there with her mom when her baby brother would arrive.
However, due to COVID-19 restrictions and because she is under 16 years old, this looked like a dream that would not come true.
But, as always, people never know what the future has in store for them. For Shyanne, it was something she had been wishing for.
Indeed, not only did she get to be there when her baby brother was born, but she ended up delivering him.
“Hospitals only allow one person in for labor and delivery,” Shyanne’s mother Jordan Eck said, “and they have to be over 16 years of age. […] I tell her she manifested delivering him because she would have held a grudge for life if she didn’t see his birth.”
Being her third child, Eck probably knew it was likely to come earlier and require less effort on her part, but she had no idea how quick it would be.
With her due date being about twenty days later, when she went to the doctor on April 19, she shared her feeling that her baby boy was on his way soon.
She actually wanted to arrange for an induction because her schedule was tight with her other kids, but her obgyn suggested they should talk about it the next week.
As you have guessed by now, that appointment never happened because baby Kobe arrived only two days later.
On April 21, Eck woke up feeling nauseous while she also started having some pains. She even posted about it on Facebook.
“Gas pain or contractions? 19 days until Baby Kobe is due!”
Two hours later she knew exactly what it was.
At 7:19 am she called her friend and then her water broke.
“I ran to the bottom of the stairs and screamed so loud for my daughter Shy to come downstairs,” Eck said. “She doesn’t wake easily, so I was wailing.”
A few minutes later, a startled Shyanne was in the bathroom, by her mama’s side, calling 911 and trying to remain calm so that she could help deliver the baby.
With the dispatcher’s guidance over the phone, 11-year-old Shyanne managed to deliver her brother.
“By the time of her second push like his whole body just came out and I kind of like grabbed his shoulders and grabbed him out and I could barely hear the 911 operator,” Shyanne said.
Baby Kobe gave his mother and sister a little scare because he didn’t cry immediately, but it all worked out perfectly.
Molalla Fire EMTs arrived moments after the baby was born and they cut the umbilical cord, then took mother and newborn to the hospital to make sure they were both fine- which they were.
This is a delivery story that is hard to forget. Find out all the details in the video below.
Please SHARE this with your friends and family.