Nine-year-old Aakayla Gunn is being hailed as a hero as she delivered her baby sister when her mother went into early labor.
When Angelica Gunn started feeling contractions, she immediately called her husband asking him to rush home, but unfortunately, he was got stuck in traffic.
“I screamed for Aakayla to come in,” Angelica said in an interview with FOX 8. “I was just like, ‘You have to look. Something’s happening. Is her head coming out?’ And she’s like, ‘I can’t look.’ And I’m like, ‘You have to.’”
Two pushes later and Aubree made her way into the world at 7 pounds and 9 ounces.
Aakayla caught the baby herself. “She told me to go grab a towel, and don’t hold Aubree so hard, and give her to mommy,” Aakayla recalled, adding to the interview.
“We may have a doctor on our hands,” proud father Caleb Gunn said to the news outlet. “Already delivering babies at 9! Let’s go, Aakayla!”
Luckily, Angelica is a nurse and certified doula and was able to walk Aakayla through the delivery process while Angelica’s sister was on one line and the paramedics on the other.
So just what did Aakayla think of the entire blessed event?
“It was fun. She looked really pretty,” Aakayla said.
Angelica confirmed that her daughter had “fun” and she wasn’t the least bit traumatized by the experience.
“I’m happy, just blessed,” Angelica said in her interview. “I’m glad that we’re both OK and that my daughter’s OK, and she’s not traumatized by the whole thing. She’s pretty excited about it.”
Aubree will share big sister Aakayla with their four-year-old brother. The Gunn’s have undergone fertility issues and have suffered three miscarriages. As a result, Angelica started a support group for other moms and families who have suffered the same losses called, The Lost Butterflies.
Whether she continues on into the medical field in the future or not, this is one experience that Aakayla will never forget and a bond that she and Aubree will share forever.