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'Cancel The Wedding - Again!' Mum Has TWO Surprise Babies In 18 Months

14/08/2014 16:54 | Updated 22 May 2015

'Cancel the wedding - again!' Mum has TWO surprise babies in 18 months

Here at Parentdish, we're always amazed by stories about mums who didn't know they were pregnant – but this surprise baby story has left us doubly gobsmacked.

For young mum Kayleigh Renwick has had TWO surprise babies, 18 months apart – which have left her having to cancel her wedding twice.

Eighteen months ago we revealed on Parentdish that, Kayleigh, 24, gave birth to her daughter Lucy, five weeks past her due date - having had no idea that she was pregnant, forcing the cancellation of her wedding to Daniel Madge, 34.

Then just as the couple were preparing to make new plans, Kayleigh was rushed into hospital again – and gave birth to baby Jacob 12 minutes after she arrived at the hospital.

Just six months before Jake's surprise birth - when Kayleigh was two months pregnant - she and Daniel decided that they weren't going to have any more children and gave away all of their baby supplies.

But after finishing work at 12.30am on Saturday morning after a long shift in a working men's club, Kayleigh started to feel pain in her back at her home in Stanley, County Durham.

The pain became so severe as the night progressed that Daniel phoned an ambulance - by which point baby Jacob was already crowning.

Daniel, a kitchen fitter, said: "The nurse told me to check down there and I got a shock and a half. "I'm not a midwife but I know the top of a head when I see one.

"Kayleigh was crying her eyes out. Lucy and Grace were climbing all over trying to see what was going on.

"She was just saying, 'It can't be happening again, you're wrong'.

"It was total deja vu."

Remarkably, Kayleigh didn't notice putting on any weight during either pregnancy, and friends even commented that she looked to have lost a few pounds on both occasions.

Throughout both pregnancies Kayleigh was taking the contraceptive pill every day and had periods every month.

Kayleigh said: "I just couldn't believe it. I was in total shock. Both times there had been no clues.

"On the day Lucy was born I had been to the park, done grocery shopping and been out and about - all while being in labour.

"With Jacob I had been to work all day. "I never thought it could happen again in a million years." Jacob was born at 6.40 am, and weighed a healthy 7lb 13 - but 7lb 7oz Lucy's arrival last year was far more complicated.

Again, Kayleigh was suffering from backache, and after arriving at the University Hospital of North Durham, found she was 8cm dilated and about to give birth.

The placenta had dried and if the pregnancy had been left undetected for just a few more days, both Kayleigh and Lucy would have died.

After birth, Lucy was diagnosed with plagiocephaly - a condition which means the head is misshapen - and still has to wear a helmet 23 hours a day.

Kayleigh and Daniel have also missed out on two holidays after Lucy's unexpected birth and complications with her treatment saw them cancel trips to Fuerteventura and Bulgaria, but the happy couple wouldn't have it any other way.

"When are you ever really ready for children?" said Daniel. "You just get on with it."

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