Posted at: 08/27/2013 5:30 PM
Updated at: 08/27/2013 5:39 PM
By: Abigail Bleck
SCHUYLERVILLE -- Baby Andrew is everything Teresa Brown always wanted but thought she couldn't have.
"It's going to be wonderful...this is a blessing to me," she said.
According to the 37-year-old, five days ago she went to the hospital thinking she had appendicitis.
"I was having such bad cramps and pains, I didn't know what it was. We get to the ER and they do blood work and they tell me 'you are pregnant, you are in labor,'" recalled Brown.
After 45 minutes of active labor, Brown says, doctors and nurses handed her a son.
"It was just like a miracle happened," she said.
Brown claims that 15 years ago doctors told her should could never have kids and insists her cycles were normal. She didn't feel any differently and her weight gain, during the past several months, totaled about 10 pounds.
"I just thought it was because (of) winter and I hadn't gotten out and done my walking yet," she said.
Despite receiving no prenatal care or taking pregnancy precautions, baby Andrew Lloyd was born, Brown says doctors estimate, two weeks early, but healthy and to a very happy mom.
"I have my little boy. I have everything," she said.
At 4 pounds, 12 ounces, Andrew may not be Brown's biggest surprise. He is, however, the best surprise.
"It's going to be 100 percent different because this is the most important thing in my life now. Everything has changed but all I'm going to do is take care of my son and get back to work," she said.
Brown's relatives say she works at a nursing home and only called in sick the day she went into labor. A hospital spokeswoman confirms Brown was an OB patient but would not go into detail about the delivery.
Because Andrew was a surprise, Brown has been relying on donations from friends and family. If you have any baby gear you are looking to pass along, the family asks that you email firstname.lastname@example.org.