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Houston woman gives birth to surprise baby in bathtub

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Posted at 1:12 PM, May 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-24 14:12:08-04

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- When five-pound baby Jaxson was born on Mother's Day weekend, it came as a shocker for his parents Cindy and Chris.

"We don't have any ultrasounds, no heartbeats and no pregnancy photos," said Chris.

Cindy had no idea she was pregnant. Her boyfriend, Chris, says he's still taking it all in.

"There was no sign, there was no kicking. She just gained 10 pounds through the entire pregnancy. She had her woman time show up every month," Chris explained.

Cindy told ABC13 that the day Jaxson was born, it was a normal Saturday.

"I started getting cramps, so I got in the bathtub, as I normally would, and then, not even and hour later, he was here," Cindy said. "I never felt like I had to push, but I did feel like my body was pushing and he came very quickly after that."

The parents say Jaxson never cried, but he was awake and alert.

Cindy called 911 and waited to be taken to the hospital.

As for Chris, he was away visiting family when Cindy told him the big news.

"She ended up facetiming me with the doctors and that's when I was like 'She isn't making this up at all,'" Chris said.

A sweet, shocking surprise for the couple who are now scrambling to catch up with their parenting duties.

"We ended up making a baby registry, and we've been getting packages after packages," Chris said.

He said when they tell all of their friends that they are now parents, it takes a while for anyone to believe them.