ONE of the Illawarra's newest residents was in a big rush to meet the world yesterday, forcing his mum to have an unexpected home birth.
Rachelle Molloy went into labour early yesterday morning at her Lake Heights home, but while she was preparing to go to hospital, it became apparent the baby was going to arrive sooner than expected.
She called triple 0 about 10am and paramedics Mick Rodgers and Anton Jamsek were on the scene soon after.
While assessing Ms Molloy they realised she would not have time to be transported to hospital.
Thankfully both paramedics had delivered babies before, because within minutes they had helped Ms Molloy deliver little Dylan Smith.
Mother and son were taken to Wollongong Hospital, where they were both reported to be well.