Mom Delivers Baby In Georgetown Courthouse
Updated: Tuesday, August 26 2014, 10:44 PM CDT
The Gerogetown Courthouse got a surprise, when an expecting mother-to-be made a trip to meet her lawyer that turned in to labor.
Baby Kingston Powell is happy and healthy. He has ten toes, ten fingers, and he just could not wait to be born.
Mother Shelia Threadgill said she was a few days away from her due date when she was due to drop-off papers at the Georgetown Courthouse on August 19.
Threadgill said once the contractions came, baby Kingston had decided it was time to go.
"I never even experienced anything like this, it's like oh my God," Threadgill said. "I went to the bathroom, and it all happened. It didn't take no time, and in less than an hour or so."
Threadgill had no hospital bed, no pain meds, just a group of Georgetown Fire Fighters who helped deliver the baby boy on the bathroom floor.
"When we left the bathroom I didn't know everybody was in the hallway, and everybody was clapping like you're a super star," Threadgill said.
Rebel Paulk was one of the fire fighters on hand that day who helped with the delivery. Paulk said he has been with the fire department for 10 years, and this was his first time to deliver a baby.
"With all the bad negative things we see every day this call makes everything all better," Paulk said.
A field delivery like this one is so rare that the City of Georgetown honored the family and fire crew Tuesday night at City Hall. The fire fighters were awarded special "stock" pins for their effort.
At the ceremony baby Kingston officially met the men who helped bring him into the world. The baby was also given his birth certificate, as well as a certificate that entitles him to his first birthday party at the fire station.
Threadgill said she was thankful to be honored by the city, and she was thankful for the fire fighters who helped safely deliver her baby.
"Very thankful," Threadgill said. "When they let me know it was them coming I knew everything was going to go fine."
By Cassie Gallo