Skip to comments.Woman's 'Stomach Bug' Actually a Baby
Posted on 04/19/2014 6:37:21 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A woman feels a little ill. Not knowing why she's queasy or has excruciating stomach pains, she calls for an ambulance.
Shortly after it arrives, she gives birth -- to a baby she never knew she was pregnant with.
It sounds like a scene out of reality TV show, but, for Jennifer Scollin it was just plain reality.
Scollin, who lives in Seymour gave birth to her second child early Saturday morning in an ambulance while it was parked in her driveway.
That morning, she knew something was wrong, but "I didn't know I was pregnant," Scollin said in a phone interview from her room at Griffin Hospital in Derby on Monday morning.
Scollin and her boyfriend, Matt Dillman, have a 4-year-old daughter, Kelsey, so Scollin knows what it's like to be pregnant. But, she said, not all the signs were there this time around.
"I had been feeling fine until the past few days, and I had been getting my `womanly thing' every month until last month," she said.
Scollin said she thought she'd caught a "stomach bug" that was going around -- but she didn't attribute it to a baby.
Then, on Saturday morning, she woke up with sharp stomach pains and called Dillman home from his nearby job.
"I thought I was just stressed out at work, and I was planning to call my doctor for an appointment, but as it turned out there wasn't time," Scollin said.
Scollin's water broke moments after Dillman returned home, and he called 911 when the couple realized they were having their second child.
"He was going to drive me to the hospital, but we had no chance to do that," Scollin said. "We didn't know at first it was a baby coming, but once we did, it happened fast."
The ambulance crew asked Scollin if she could walk to their vehicle, and she barely made it.
"Two pushes and he was out," she said.
She delivered a son, whom the couple named Cole Michael Thomas Dillman. Both mom and son are doing fine and were discharged from Griffin Hospital at midday Monday.
Hospital staff wouldn't speak at length about the 9-pound-3-ounce surprise Scollin delivered, but Luanne Miller, director of Griffin's Childbirth Center, said in an email that the Griffin team took the odd birth in stride.
"This sort of situation is uncommon, but we are always prepared for anything," she said.
The woman's parents, Tom and Joanne Scollin, live nearby and Dillman called them on his way home, at 4:45 a.m.
"We arrived minutes after the birth," Tom Scollin said in an email. "I was alarmed, shocked to be told by my granddaughter that her mom had a baby boy. I looked in the ambulance, and both were in excellent shape. My daughter said, `Dad, I didn't know.' "
Next thing we know, they'll be dropping' 'em in the fields....
They have enough money for a house, two sport utility vehicles and tattoos but not a small wedding ceremony?
These stories always amaze me. Babies aren’t exactly calm in the womb. How does a woman not feel the movements?
It happens. I know of 2 cases personally.
And EBT to keep 'em from starving!
(see..something from the government works..)
I think people just don’t see marriage as necessary anymore. Countries that made same-sex civil unions legal in the 90s, saw that straight people declined to get married in large numbers.
The way it’s taught now sex has nothing to do with procreation, just pleasure
The weird thing is she had a baby already, so she’s not exactly unfamiliar with the experience.
I’m dumbfounded by stories like this. Seriously. How do you not feel the gymnastics going on inside you???
Never mind the other symptoms early on. I just don’t get it.
what is weird is this: "The ambulance crew asked Scollin if she could walk to their vehicle"
That was my thinking as well.
Smartest, most observant minds are here on Free Republic. Why aren’t guys like you in charge of running everything? I missed that he was boyfriend when I first read it. Was to astounded a woman could be delivering baby and not know. Society is devolving in my humble opinion.
They should get married.
Gee. It took this long for someone to say it.
Well personally I think marriage has been so cheapened by all the freak shows (people wanting to marry same sex or their dog, tree, moon or a corpse) that I guess it seems pointless. Freak/Kink is the new normal.
Yes, on 1 hand I’m amazed by the thrust of this story.
OTOH as aangent, I’m disgusted, again, by the lack of responsibility lof trash like this. Endless sex and shack-up playing house is what we have wrought over the last 40 years.
The Pill changed everything. I’m not against the pill, per se, but it especially made sex far too easy, and easy for men to bring women down to the sex-object level.
This story is exactly why I am against extramarital sex. Kids are born unawares all the time into rotten situations. Since the pill, in truth the illegitimacy rate skyrocketed.
A 9 lb 3 ounce baby and she never realized she was pregnant ??? LOL
Sorry, not buying it..my wife delivered two children 9 lbs plus and there is NO WAY POSSIBLE no to know...
I could understand not knowing if the baby was wee one around 6 to 7 lbs...
So.... she knows what it’s like to be pregnant, but this was a big surprise. Didn’t the cessation of her period clue her in to anything?
LOL, I think there must have been a disconnect somewhere, no morning sickness? A bug? Yes, at three or four months you might think that, but by eight months...that is hard to believe.
you are too cute but what is mastador1?
Mentioned in #4.
Absolutely agree. At least, now that kids are stuck there.
Article stated she kept having periods.
I think she said she had her monthly up to the last month???
Don’t blame everything on...uh...homos.
Shack-ups and random sex have been happening exponentially since the pill then abortion. Illegitimacy has skyrocketed despite “birth control”. What is really needed is sex control. My theory is homos took advantage of free-wheeling whoring by the populace at large to get sympathy. When sex is vitally overemphasized as all-important, it also becomes trivial and thus any kind of sex is OK.
Only ones who want to get married are the gays!
YEAH...my kids made their presence known! Not to mention all the other things ...breasts like missiles.....etc
Sort of mind boggling!
Well, one doesn’t always have many problems, and they are often periodic. Additionally, she could have been suffering chronic gastro problems. Believe me. I’ve been pregnant after the chronic stuff came up, and it wasn’t generally any worse.
The question I’m shocked no one has brought up is, how could no one notice any weight issues? She may not be thin but she doesn’t look so fat (like the shack-up) you couldn’t see a change with a full-size baby?
Family mug shot?
Yeah not buying it. Though I have never played a Doctor on TV, I am aware that women can have some spotting or bleeding while pregnant, but it is not going to be the same as a normal monthly period. Maybe the baby daddy not hubby.
I think that’s pretty near the truth. The “gay craze” followed on the coattails of more “normal” adultery.
In many states would be considered to have a common law marriage.
After something like 7 years of shack up.
I agree about why didn’t someone comment on her belly size or ask if she was having a baby, at least by 6 or 7 months.
Like that is something sacred now days?
All that being true.... its whats not happening thats also a dead give away.....
Either they are dumb as a box of hammers or lying for reasons I cannot fathom.
You should get a genius award. You said what I think.
Bawaaaaaaaaa. I was depressed until I started with this thread..
Free Bammy Sta$h money likely still abounds, if you play your cards right.
I knew one woman who had this happen. She was 45 and very overweight — she just thought she had started menopause.
It seems very odd for someone of normal weight who isn’t very old.
What’s really weird is that she claims she had her menses all along.
Well, start buying. My mother (NO shack-up pretend housemate, thank you very much) told me she had regular periods during 2 of her 5 pregnancies.
Who knows what this particular woman's story is. But honestly, who cares? The fact that it's a "news story" at all is pathetic.
Now there is something we can all agree on!
I completely agree. Also, the minute someone on hetero side decided to put their member in the wrong entry ways, or use their mouths for masturbation, the perverted slippery slope began.
the pill, no-fault divorce, and “free love”.
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