Linda Ackley went to the hospital with hernia pain and came home with a 10-pound baby. According to Mlive.com on Feb. 12, Linda was totally unaware of her pregnancy until the day she delivered.
A doctor sent Linda Ackley to the hospital for a CT scan of her abdomen, believing she had a hernia. The scan revealed something else entirely. Linda was pregnant.
Linda had had prior extensive abdominal surgery and had chalked up the baby’s movements to nerve pain, never thinking she was pregnant. Her menstrual period was always irregular and she experienced no significant weight gain. The only sign was her enlarged belly.
At first, it was thought she still had 3-4 weeks to go, but an ultrasound determined she had gone the full 40 weeks. Kimberly Kay Ackley was born via emergency C-section at 11:20 p.m. on Feb. 8. She is a normal, healthy baby with a full head of dark hair.
The Ackleys were never able to have children. “She is our miracle baby,” said Linda Ackley.
She told husband Mike about the baby through tear-filled eyes. He said it was a good thing he was sitting down. “I wish someone would have taken a picture of my face,” Ackley said. Surprising? “That doesn’t even come close. Some people have nine months to prepare. I had 15 hours.”
Linda and Mike Ackley have been married for 24 years. Kimberly and mom were discharged from the hospital Monday afternoon. The now three-member Ackley family is doing well.