Sullivan County Community Hospital officials say it was a different local hospital that Brylye Jones went to for her contractions when she was sent home. She did not go to SCCH for care until after the baby was born.
On Sunday, Brylye Jones went to the hospital with what she said were contractions.
But Brylye says she was told the contractions were too far apart and she went home, unaware, that she was in labor.
“I had had contractions and was in labor all night that night and I didn’t realize I was having them,” Brylye said. “Because it didn’t really hurt. You know my back hurt a lot but it didn’t really didn’t register to me.”
And when Brylye took a shower the next morning, baby Mathue made a grand entrance.
“I literally had him in the shower, by myself without anybody in there,” Jones said.
But this wasn’t the first time Mathue was the center of attention.
Months before Brylye found out she was pregnant, she was told she’d never have kids.
“I found out that I couldn’t have children so they put me on a medicine to regular everything and make it look and feel normal,” Jones said.
“And about 3 months later we found out we were pregnant with him,” Jones said.
Surrounded by family, little Mathue has made quite the impact.
Brylye’s happy and grateful for everyone’s help, but the reality that she’s a new mom hasn’t quite sunk in yet.
“You know it’s been more disbelief and shock then anything else,” Jones said. “There is a shock value behind having a baby in the shower in the middle of the snow storm.”
The family thought and joked with Brylye about naming the baby after the dispatcher that helped her but decided with the name Mathue.
And there is a special meaning behind that name.
It was the middle name of one of her brothers, who passed away.
The name also means, a gift from God.
And they truly believe, this baby boy is.
Mom and baby are set to leave the hospital tomorrow.
And all of us at WTWO wish them well.