via CBS Los Angeles:
A local couple is preparing for the arrival of their first baby after Abby Wake learned eight months into her pregnancy that she was expecting.
Wake says she’s dreamed of being a mom but thought she’d have several years before she’d have a baby.
But, last week, Wake learned she had just weeks to get ready for baby Isaac’s arrival.
“And he was just like, ’32 weeks.’ He was just doing the measurements. And we were like, ‘I’m sorry?’ ” she told CBS2’s Kristine Lazar.
An ultrasound last week revealed that Wake was eight months pregnant and she says she had no idea.
“I had no symptoms,” she said.
Her boyfriend Jarryd Gorman noticed a small belly but they both thought it was weight gain and bloat as Wake is lactose intolerant. She also has an irregular period and says she dismissed movement as gas.
” ‘Cause it wasn’t distinct. There weren’t like kicks and huge movements. It was just like gurgles,” she said.
It was eventually Gorman who suspected a baby when he put his hand on Wake’s belly at a concert.
“I felt the baby kick and I looked at her and said, ‘I think you’re definitely pregnant,’ ” he said. “We need to go see someone straight away.”
The couple visited Payman Joseph, an obstetrician-gynecologist in Van Nuys, who says Wake may have been surprised but he wasn’t.
“It is more common than most people think,” he said.
But Joseph said her case is unique.
“She’s very thin compared to a lot of the other women that I’ve seen this in,” he said.
The couple is now concentrating on building a nursery and keeping Gorman in the U.S. for his baby boy’s birth. His Australian visa is set to expire at the end of the month.
Because Wake didn’t get prenatal care until she was eight months along, her doctor has sent her to see a specialist for a more detailed ultrasound.
But, he says, he is still confident that she can have a normal and healthy delivery.
The couple have a gofundme page set up:
You haven’t met me yet but my name is Isaiah and my mommy didn’t know about it me until last week! No Kidding! I have been hiding in mommy’s tummy for the last 8 months. I am extroadinary already!
This is mommy’s gofundme virtual baby shower. I want to help her so she doesn’t have to stress, this way she’ll be able to focus on me while we (mommy, daddy, and me) prepare in our last months. With only two months to go, you can see why she’s having a virtual baby shower! A big time crunch and no work allowed makes a very busy mommy.
I am very proud of the movement my mommy created and I know that A.WAKE has already made me a better man. So many amazing ladies that I have been listening to all this time and I can’t wait to meet you so very soon. My mommy loves you all very much and just needs a little push to help her while prepping for me and for when I arrive.
Any Love and Help that you are able to give would be so great, every little bit helps! I know my mommy and daddy really appreciate it, especially because they are becoming brand new parents through the express line!
Baby Kisses and Thank you’s
As My Mommy Says
Love and Light,
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