FOX Sports West's Kyle Montgomery has special delivery ... his baby!
Kyle Montgomery is usually delivering Clippers news to FOX Sports West and Prime Ticket viewers.
On Tuesday, he delivered his baby.
Montgomery and his wife, Cambreisha, had scheduled the birth to be done at their Playa Vista home, via midwife. Montgomery had hired a photographer and videographer, too.
But as is the case with many things in life, things didn't go as planned. When his wife started having contractions, Montgomery said they went into the bathroom to have the baby in the bathtub. Montgomery said he called the midwives.
His wife's water broke quickly, and the midwives were stuck in traffic during rush hour.
Montgomery said he and his wife watched videos and met with a midwife monthly through her pregnancy, which came in handy.
"There was no way they were going to make it in time," Montgomery said of the midwives. "The baby started coming much earlier than we anticipated. I was stuck between a rock and a hard place, losing my mind because I'm going to have to deliver this baby myself."
He did, and Montgomery was back at work on Wednesday, reporting for the Clippers as they played the Rockets. He figured he'd work the game since he'll be off for the All-Star break this week.
He had quite a story to tell.
"Kudos to my wife. She's as strong as they come. Delivered the baby. No medicine," Montgomery said. "Just me and her in the bathroom. (We had a) 7½-pound, 19-inch, beautiful baby girl named Amai."
This is the Montgomerys' second child. They have a 7-year-old son, Makhi. Montgomery said during the birthing process, his son was knocking on the bathroom door and asking for a snack.
Amai was born at 6:08 p.m. on Feb. 10, and Montgomery was showing friends and co-workers a cellphone picture of her after birth. He took that too. When she's old enough, her dad can tell her about how he brought her into the world. Literally.
"I'm losing my mind on the inside, but I have to stay composed because my wife is right in front of me, so I don't want her to panic," Montgomery said. "Somehow, I don't know how I did it, but I pulled it together. I coached her from our Youtube videos we've been studying the past six months on natural births at home. We worked on our breathing. We did our key words. And we delivered the baby."
When the midwives arrived, Montgomery also had the opportunity to cut his daughter's umbilical cord.
Montgomery figured there was a little something in common with the unexpected reality that he'd have to deliver his baby and the pressure he's under sometimes on live television broadcasts.
"I have a way of calming myself down in pressure situations because I have to for television," Montgomery said.
Montgomery joked that he feels a bit like a doctor now, but Doc Rivers already has dibs on that nickname around here.