Father delivers daughter in Ashland home
ASHLAND, Mass. (WHDH) -- A special delivery in Ashland when a baby girl makes a grand entrance into the world.
She was more than a little impatient, but lucky for her father knows best and he stepped in.
"You don't have time to think or re-act you just do it," Isabel Cashman said, after giving birth to her daughter, Mia, Thursday morning in her Ashland home.
"I woke up at 4 a.m. and it was full contractions, I woke up my husband and said, ah, I think this is the real deal," said Isabel Cashman.
"No sooner do I go to the car, start it, push the seat back," her husband Devin Cashman said. "I'm walking I hear her yell my name, 'Devin, I'm definitely not going to make it!'"
Devin Cashman called 911.
"Oh no baby's crowning, it's coming now!'" Devin said to the 911 operator.
"Next minute, was she came out, and I kind of put my hands onto her head as she was there, and guided her out of Isabel and into my arms," Devin said.
By the time EMT's arrived, Mia was already here.
"I said, 'Could you step out of the way,' and he says, 'No, no, no, the baby's here.' And there was the little baby Mia, on the floor," Lt. David Iarussi, EMT at Ashland Fire Department said.
"I just stood there looking at her thinking -- I think I just delivered my baby on the bathroom floor!" Isabel Cashman said.
Mia has an older brother, Ryan, who took 12 hours to be delivered. Mia only took a few minutes. She was born weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces and 20 inches long.
"I think she'll know she's special and that her dad delivered her," Isabel Cashman said.
"She was healthy, and Isabel was healthy and that was the important thing, but it's not something that I ever want to do again," Devin Cashman said.
Mia and her mother are resting and doing fine.