Little miracle BIG surprise for Port de Grave couple
Juanita Stead of Port de Grave was rushed to the Carbonear General on New Year's Eve, 2008 for what she thought was a kidney stone attack - she left a few days later with a bouncing baby boy.
Stead who gave birth to Nicholas George Stead at 12: 31 a. m. Jan. 1 had no idea she was pregnant.
This is some kind of stone isn't it!" she exclaimed cuddling her newborn baby. We're all in shock; we just can't believe it."
Juanita and her husband Terry were at a house party on New Year's Eve when she started having back pain.
" I had some pressure in my back earlier that afternoon, but it was nothing to be concerned about," she said. " However, while I was at the party it got a lot worse." By 9: 30 p. m. the pain had escalated. Fortunately for Juanita her brother-in-law, Wayne Broughten of Broughten's Ambulance Service in Brigus was also at the party. He insisted on taking her to the hospital.
After some blood tests Juanita went for x-rays. The scan showed no evidence of a kidney stone.
" The technician looked at me and said, ' my dear, you're pregnant with a full term baby' said Juanita. "And I said no sir you're looking at the wrong woman and you're looking at the wrong scan. There is no way I'm pregnant, I can't be!"
However, Nicholas was about to prove his Mommy wrong and he wasn't going to wait to do it. About six minutes after Juanita was taken to the case room Nicholas made his grand entrance into the world.