Posted at: 06/04/2013 6:05 PM
Updated at: 06/07/2013 3:39 PM
It's a story you hear about, and just can't believe. But it happened here in Duluth.
Trish Staine spent time at the Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center Birthing Center on Tuesday, cuddling her newborn baby girl. The name? Miracle!
She's happy, but still somewhat in shock that the baby is here. After all, she didn't even know she was pregnant!
Staine said this started on Sunday, when she was training for Grandma's half marathon. She ran for two hours, including up and down the very hilly Glenwood Street.
On Monday, her back started hurting. She figured it was from the hill on Glenwood. When it became severe, an ambulance brought her to St. Mary's.
"In the ER, they found a fetal heartbeat. I was like, no no no. There's no way I'm pregnant. But they rushed me up to the Birthing Center, and five minutes after I got into my room, she was born," Staine said.
When we asked her if she had any symptoms of being pregnant, she said no! "I didn't gain any weight. I had my period. I had no idea."
Staine has seen the shows about women who don't know they're pregnant and then give birth, and she said she was skeptical of them. But after what happened to her, now said, "I'm a believer."
She and her husband John have two biological kids already. She has three stepsons, and the couple have two foster kids. It's a busy household.
Now they have to go buy some baby things for Miracle, ASAP! The baby is still in the hospital, as of Friday.
In fact, her friend Liz Griffith has offered to help collect items for the family. Someone has already donated the crib. You can reach Liz on Facebook.
Also, you can make a donation at any Wells Fargo bank, under the Staine Family Donation account.