Here comes the bride ... and her new baby
Thu Sep 28, 7:49 AM ET
LONDON (Reuters) - A bride walked down the aisle only 11 hours after giving birth to her first child.
Nicky Heys went into labor three months early on the night before her big day, but still managed to get to the church on time.
The 35-year-old secretary gave birth to a son, Harry, weighing just 1 lb 12 oz (800 grams), the Daily Mirror newspaper reported on Thursday.
At first she thought her stomach pains were pre-wedding jitters, but was rushed to hospital when they worsened.
She said: "A few hours after the birth, the doctor asked if we had anything to do today. I said: 'I've got a wedding to go to -- it's mine'."
She and husband Neal Agar received a standing ovation from friends and relatives in the church in Bristol, southwest England.
They went to the reception and enjoyed a dance before going back to hospital. They canceled their honeymoon in the Maldives to be with their son, who is in an incubator.
"We ended up spending our wedding night with Nicky in a hospital bed and me on a sheet on the floor -- but we are so happy," Agar said.
A number of questions abound about this story, but I'm shocked that a new mother could leave her baby in the hospital, in that condition, to get married and go to the reception.