â€śShocked is an understatement,â€ť Jennifer Favela told CBS News. â€śI woke up in the middle of the night just thinking I had a stomachache.â€ť
Favelaâ€™s husband, Jeff Parungoa, also couldnâ€™t believe the news. â€śI didnâ€™t really think there was a baby in there until I saw the head,â€ť the dad told KTLA.
On Sept. 1, the couple welcomed a baby boy, weighing a healthy six pounds.
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This is the third child for Favela and her husband. The couple already has a 13-year-old daughter and seven-year-old son.
According to the 35-year-old mom, she experienced no morning sickness or other symptoms of being pregnant. In fact, she even continued to have light periods.
The only hint of pregnancy, her husband said, was that Favela had gained a bit of weight.
While itâ€™s rare for women to be pregnant and not know it, it does happen. Last year, a B.C. woman, who had no idea she was expecting, gave birth on an Air Canada flight. Similarly, last year a California woman only discovered she was eight months pregnant after her boyfriend felt her baby kick.
Learn more about how surprise pregnancies can occur here.