CHRIS and Storm Broad were excitedly expecting the arrival of their second child - they just didn't expect him to come so quickly.
Jaxson Ryder James Broad (7lb 15oz) was born on Monday, February 25, in less than two hours.
"Around 12am the contractions started about 15 minutes apart," Storm said.
"I rang my husband, who was on night shift, and my best friend Aaron Calvert to look after me until my husband got home.
"I (went) for a shower and lay on a bean bag expecting it to be hours before anything more happened."
Despite Aaron wanting to call an ambulance, Storm assured him it would be hours so he downloaded an app to track the contractions which by now were only two minutes apart.
"At 1.05am the contractions had started to feel a lot worse. I went to get up but ended up doing my first push and realised his head had crowned already," Storm said.
"Just all rationality went out the window. It was a complete and utter shock and not what I was expecting."
Aaron then took charge and called the ambulance and midwife to talk him through the birth.
"He was born around 1.17am on my lounge room floor," she said.
"Chris, my husband, arrived two minutes later followed by the paramedic and midwife a few minutes after that."
Storm and Jaxson were taken to hospital and she said all this happened while the couple's 18-month-old daughter Destiny slept peacefully in her nearby bedroom.
Storm said she was caught off guard with Jaxson's birth because Destiny's had been about a 12-hour labour.
It was because of that reason Chris nearly didn't come home from work early.
"I was told it would be a few hours so I thought I had a good four to five hours," Chris said.
"I thought maybe I could finish the shift but luckily I went home."
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