Snowbound birth

The C-section had been scheduled for yesterday, but at 3:00 in the morning Charles Charest decided he wasn’t going to wait and began kicking his way out.

His mom, Sonia Charest, a french immersion teacher in Sussex Corner, was stranded in her home in Ward’s Creek because of the snow blocking the roads. Plows wouldn’t get the ambulance there fast enough, so it was up to dad, Lance Chown, to deliver him on his own. He called it terrifying but everything went well…and mom and son are doing well at Saint John Regional Hospital.