Woman's Stomach Ache Really a 9-Pound Baby
Jennifer Scollin delivered a surprise baby boy Saturday
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2014 6:30 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Jennifer Scollin hadn't been feeling well lately and chalked it up to a stomach bug that was going around. But when the Connecticut woman woke up Saturday morning with bad stomach pains, she called her boyfriend to come home—and minutes after he did, her water broke. They called 911, and she ended up delivering their second child in an ambulance parked in her driveway. "We didn't know at first it was a baby coming, but once we did it happened fast," she tells the Connecticut Post. "Two pushes and he was out."

Scollin says she never suspected she might be pregnant: "I had been feeling fine until the past few days and I had been getting my 'womanly thing' every month until last month," she says. And the 9-pound, 3-ounce Cole Michael Thomas Dillman is Scollin's second child, so she is well versed in what pregnancy (usually) feels like. Scollin and her son are both doing well and were discharged from the hospital yesterday. Notes a hospital rep, "This sort of situation is uncommon, but we are always prepared for anything." Indeed: A similar situation played out Feb. 28 in Indiana, where a mother-of-two went to the hospital (after putting in an 8-hour shift on her feet at her assembly line job) with what she feared was a burst appendix; Mandy Batchelor gave birth to a full-term baby boy, report the Banner-Graphic and WLS. (In this recent case, a woman knew she was pregnant but received a big surprise during delivery.)

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patty
Apr 18, 2014 6:09 PM CDT
I carried delivered a 9lb. 6 oz. boy years ago. It was like have a boxes I my stomach. That guy didn't rest for more than a hour or two every day. Otherwise he was beating the crap out of my and he only took an hour to make his exit out into the world. If I had my stomach next to my husbands back when in bed, when he kicked my husband could feel the blow :) So, I just can't buy into this woman not knowing she was pregnant. My big guy started being active when I was just a tad over three months pregnant! I can't buy into these stories that women don't know their pregnant as I've never, in all my years didn't talk to a person who was pregnant/or is pregnant that doesn't commenting on all the activity going on in their stomach.
Nichole
Apr 17, 2014 2:43 PM CDT
I just love how all of these MEN commenting seem to know all about what it's like to be pregnant. You have absolutely no clue how it feels so I'm pretty sure that disqualifies all of you from throwing your "fat" comments in here. Besides, I'd like to see a picture of all of you, since you all must be the picture of healthy bodies. Pregnancies differ from woman to woman and even from one pregnancy to the next for the same person. You people ought to be ashamed of yourselves.
Jessica
Apr 16, 2014 10:32 PM CDT
with my 2nd child, I was over 6 months pregnant before my period stopped, and had not gained weight (I am normally around 105). The few minor symptoms I had (like cravings) I attributed to 'sympathy symptoms' because I was a live-in nanny for my aunt, who was pregnant. I ended up gaining 40lbs in the last 2 months and had a 9lb8oz boy- 3 weeks before my aunt had her son. so this is not unheard of, and certainly not impossible.