Baby Dawson Allen Repko slept soundly in his mother’s arms Saturday at Benefis Health System, barely a day old, snuggled in a fuzzy brown blanket and a knitted Santa hat.
Little Dawson was content, a trait he’d displayed over the past 24 hours since his “crazy whirlwind” birth in his parents’ bed. The three Great Falls firefighters who delivered him arrived just moments before he arrived.
“He came so fast,” Amy Bonser said of her 5-pound, 13-ounce boy. “They just had time to set their bags down.”
Bonser said she went into labor early Friday morning — her due date — and reported to the hospital at about 7 a.m. Her labor had not progressed much, so she went home to wait. Their 2-year-old daughter left to go shopping with Grandma just in time.
Bonser said she was struck with “horrible painful contractions” at about 10:30 a.m. They were strong and close together.
Her fiance, Jesiah Repko, asked if they needed to go back to the hospital. Bonser’s response terrified him.