GREENCASTLE, Ind. — An Indiana woman went to the hospital for stomach pains only to find out she was in labor.
Mandy Batchelor says there were no signs of pregnancy, but got the surprise of her lifetime when she went to the hospital – a full-term baby boy weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces.
Mom, dad, and siblings said they never felt the baby kick inside Mandy’s belly.
“We thought she had her appendix burst,” Josh Cox, her husband, said.
Josh rushed Mandy to the hospital Friday when she started having sudden and severe stomach pain.
“We were in the ER, and they thought maybe she had gallstones. She said, ‘We’ll take her back,’ and then a few minutes later her water burst everywhere,” he said.
“We had no idea. It was just like, ‘When did that happen?’ I mean we knew nothing, showed no signs of it,” Mandy said.
Mandy had just worked a full, eight-hour day on her feet on the assembly line at the factory where the couple works. Even though this is her third child, she swears her body showed no signs of pregnancy, other than low back pain, which she often has from working on her feet all day.
The shocked mom and dad scrambled to come up with a name.
“General Lee is my mom’s grandpa and then Jacob was my dad’s grandpa,” she said. “So both my great grandpa’s. I just put them together. Plus I have a General Lee car, so it just all worked out.”
They announced the ‘surprise birth’ on Facebook to the amazement of family, friends and co-workers.
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