Tarry for the Nonce

August 13, 2005

An Unexpected Premium

Filed under: News — lmwalker @ 11:17 am

Premature Jimice was a surprise:

Annice Allen said she went to hospital thinking she was having severe menstrual cramps. Three hours later, she found out she was 23 to 24 weeks pregnant and gave birth to a 1-pound, 4-ounce girl she named Jimice.

“The doctor says, ‘Ok, the fetus is 23 weeks,'” Allen said. “We said, ‘The fetus?’ We went back and forth with that, and he said, ‘How old are you?’ I said, ‘I’m 37.’ So, he puts his hand on me and says, ‘A fetus is a baby.’ I said, ‘I know a fetus is a baby, but I didn’t know I was pregnant'” . . .

“One push, and out comes the baby,” Allen said. “She comes out, (husband) Jimmy hits the floor, my mom picks Jimmy up, and it was really crazy.”

After four months in the hospital, Jimice now weighs 5 pounds, 2 ounces and is going home.

Prior to Jimice’s birth, Allen said she and her husband had tried to have children but had given up after two miscarriages.

“We kind of gave up on it,” Allen said. “Then, finally, here she comes.”

Babies are cute.

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1 Comment

  1. Babies are cute.

    Well, duh….

    At first I was thinknig…wtf is a ‘Jimice’…then I realized they just concatenated their names together. I feel really sorry for that kid…esp. since she’ll have to live with it the rest of her life…

    Comment by Andrew P. — August 15, 2005 @ 10:33 am


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