Hurricane Fiona delivers a little bundle of love
A happy couple got more than they bargained for during Hurricane Fiona — the birth of their first child.
Kei-she Fubler and Brandon Wilson welcomed their daughter, A’riyah Justice Fubler-Wilson, into the world as the storm raged outside early yesterday.
Ms Fubler was overdue and scheduled to be induced early next week but the baby decided she didn’t want to wait that long.
Mr Wilson said: “A’riyah decided to come naturally today. It all worked out well.”
She was born at 3.17am weighing 6lb 8oz.
The Bermuda Hospitals Board had advised the couple to stay overnight in the Maternity Unit as a precaution given the late stage of the pregnancy.
“They felt that the baby could come and that it would be difficult, or near impossible for us to make it here in time,” said the father.
“And that’s what happened. They gave us good advice and we are glad we took it.”
He said of witnessing the birth of his daughter: “So many different wonderful emotions are there. I was happy, I wanted everything to go smoothly and for the birth experience to be a good one and for her to be healthy. Anything can happen during delivery and I’m grateful that we had a successful delivery. It’s a blessing.”
Ms Fubler added: “I’m overwhelmed with joy. I brought this new life into the world. She is well and I am well. I’m blessed. And it’s such a relief that she came naturally. I was a bit scared of being induced. The nurses and the staff were there for me and for Brandon. I felt supported.”
Asked if they had considered naming their daughter Fiona, the couple said many of their family and friends had asked the same.
“We thought maybe Stormy,” said Ms Fubler, “but we had already agreed on A’riyah Justice and decided to stay with that.”