CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Misty Beaty and Scott Steele said they had no idea they were about to become parents until Misty went into labor. She had walked into St Luke’s hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Monday complaining of abdominal pains. She had no idea she was pregnant, much less full term and ready to deliver, according to a report on KCRG.com.
"I was stunned, it didn’t even seem real," Beaty said. Adding to the shock was Scott's Steele's medical history.
Five years ago, Steele was diagnosed with stage four colorectal cancer. He has undergone extensive chemotherapy, and relapses, and was told without medical intervention he would probably never become a father.
So it appears little Briggs, all seven pounds 14 ounces of him, defied the odds.
"I’m still in disbelief," Steele said. "Part of me is so excited and feel so blessed and part of me is like, really?"
Baby Briggs will likely be released from hospital at the end of the week, but since the couple wasn’t prepared they have no diapers, no baby clothes and no furniture.
Beaty said to those who heard their story and questioned how she couldn’t tell she was pregnant for all those months:
"I didn’t have the weight gain, didn’t have the nausea, none of the morning sickness that goes along with pregnancy. Nothing,” she said.