He may have been a day late but when the time came a baby boy just couldn’t wait to make his appearance – in a hospital car park.
Little Harry David Kolosowski was born in the car park of Forth Valley Royal Hospital at 4.35 a.m. last Sunday. He made his arrival in the back of the family’s dark blue Ford Focus before mum and dad Lesley and David quickly but calmly made their way to the maternity unit.
Harry’s expected arrival date was Saturday but Lesley (28), an early years officer at Rannoch Nursery, Grangemouth, only started contractions at their Maddiston home at 1.30 a.m. on the Sunday.
Husband David, also 28, a software developer, was due to attend the birth along with Lesley’s stepmum Margaret Aitken and enlisted the help of his his mum Isabel to look after their two-year-old daughter Amy as they raced to the hospital and got their in under 15 minites.
Lesley said: “We parked at the front entrance and asked for a midwife to come down. She came with a chair expecting to take me in but had one look and said Harry’s head was already there.
“Three pushes later and he was born, it was great. I know they say the second one is quicker but I didn’t expect it to be that quick. I thought these things only happened on TV.
“Margaret, David and the midwife were excellent and everyone did what they were supposed to do. No one panicked, we were all quite calm.”
Content Harry weighed in at a healthy 8lb 13oz and mum Lesley was out of the hospital again by 11.30 a.m. that day.
A spokeswoman for NHS Forth Valley said: “We can confirm the prompt arrival of the baby and we are delighted that both mum and baby are doing well.”