Things which are unheard of aren’t necessarily untrue and this new mom from Peabody, Massachusetts is the living proof of it. Because she didn’t realize she was pregnant for 9 whole months and was truly surprised (read shocked) when she delivered her baby. In a toilet, no less. According to NBC Boston, Melissa Surgecoff and her fiancé Donnie Campbell had no idea that they were expecting, let alone welcome their child, a beautiful baby boy on March 8. But what started as a regular day went ahead to be a painful one when 38-year-old Surgecoff experienced intense cramping, which she thought were due to kidney stones.
“I called 911 because we thought she was passing a kidney stone,” Campbell told the outlet. The couple who had to push their 2020 wedding plans after being together for seven years obviously hadn’t planned for the baby, but destiny had other things planned and that’s how Liam happened. Actually, there’s a whole another story as how he happened. Because they “were just kind of in shock and not expecting it, and all the sudden there’s a baby in the toilet.” You heard that right!
Surgecoff who had irregular periods, thought she was finally getting it after months. But as the days passed, the intensity of the cramps grew until she had to push it out without knowing she was in labour. She told USA Today, “The only relief I would get was sitting on the toilet. So I was in the bathroom, and I … couldn’t sit still. I was screaming, I was trying not to be loud like I didn’t know what this was.” But she explained there was a point in time when she knew something expelled out of her body and she thought it was an organ.
“I look in the toilet and I still didn’t know what it was. And I thought I basically lost an organ because I didn’t know! I’m screaming, I’m freaking out, I’m in shock. I don’t know what’s going on, and Donnie went to the toilet, and he rescued the baby.”
So, how did the fiancé manage to save the day? “I kept watching his stomach and he kept breathing on his own and then it became more of a celebration. I stood up and held him close to my heart against my body to keep him warm.”
In hindsight, “there are clear-cut signs,” she said. “Like my feet were swollen. My shoulders and upper body were swollen and just like, you know, gaining weight.”
The good news is that the new-to-parenthood couples is finally flipping the finger at Coronavirus and tying the knot on June 18 this year! Some story to tell the grand kids, eh?
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