By Fred Stabbert III
YOUNGSVILLE Having a new baby is an exhilarating experience.
And if you want to know just how exciting it can be, just ask Barbara and Brian Scardefield of the Beechwoods.
The young couple was expecting their second child when suddenly Barbara went into labor at 12:50 a.m. Thursday morning, May 5.
“We quickly called my mom and dad to come watch Dylan so we could go to the hospital,” Brian said.
After Walter (Scotty) and Elaine Scardefield arrived, Brian and Barbara headed out toward Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, about a 30-minute ride.
“We got to Youngsville and I said ‘pull over’,” Barbara said. “I’ve never seen him pull over so fast.”
Soon little Miss Scardefield was born, a happy, healthy 7 lb., 7 oz. baby girl.
“It was a surprise,” Barbara said. “The whole labor only lasted 50 minutes.
“She came out crying and looked great, no problems,” Barbara said.
The baby was complete with a beautiful peach complexion and a full head of hair.
“Grandpa is jealous, he said she has more hair than him,” Brian said.
During the excitement Brian had time to call 911 and within minutes the Jeffersonville Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Youngsville Fire Department were on the scene at the bottom of Hemmer Road.
“They were fabulous, I can’t thank them enough,” Brian said.
Brian, a bit shaken, chose to ride with Barbara and Kaitlyn to the hospital.
Barbara’s obstetrician, Dr Timothy Rydell of Crystal Run Healthcare, said it was the easiest delivery he had ever had.
“He was really shocked, too,” Barbara said.
Brian, who is the Director of the Liberty Parks and Recreation Dept., has earned a few new titles.
Callers to his office are now asked, “Would you like to speak to Dr. Scardefield?”
Barbara said Brian delivered Kaitlyn because he wanted to have his name on her birth certificate twice as father and the person who delivered her.
And he also can take up a new sideline midwife.
Barbara, who is a dietician for Orange Regional Medical Center, and Kaitlyn Anne are both home and doing well.
The proud maternal grandparents are Martha and the late Stanley Bergesen of Honesdale, PA.