Lit­tle mir­a­cle BIG sur­prise for Port de Grave cou­ple

The Compass - - REVIEW 2009 -

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.

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