She’s Duluth’s Miracle babyBy now, her story has gone around the world, with her mom and dad making an appearance on the Today show Thursday and newspapers from as far away as the United Kingdom calling the Duluth News Tribune for the story of her birth.
By: Budgeteer News staff, Duluth Budgeteer News
By now, her story has gone around the world, with her mom and dad making an appearance on the Today show Thursday and newspapers from as far away as the United Kingdom calling the Duluth News Tribune for the story of her birth.
But in case you missed it or just want to see her cute face again, meet Mira Staine — short for Miracle — born to Trish Staine on Monday after mom said she experienced intense pain following a 9-plus mile run Sunday while training for the Garry Bjorklund half-marathon.
Whisked to the Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center, doctors said, “You have a brand-new girl,” her husband, John, told reporters —
a shock to them both, he said, because they didn’t know they were
“It was like a dream,” said the new father, who said he’d had a vasectomy. “I wanted to make sure it was real.”
As for how neither he nor Trish ever noticed she was pregnant, he said, “She didn’t gain any weight. … Her face was even thinner.”
Because the birth was a surprise, selecting a name took a little longer than usual for the Twin Ports couple, who have two biological children, 7 and 11, as well as John’s three boys, ages 17, 19 and 20, to whom Trish is stepmom, and foster children.
Miracle was the obvious choice, shortened to Mira. Making her debut at 6 pounds, 6 ounces, and 18.9 inches long, she was doing fine. And so is mom, who, having completed a Park Point 5-miler and is an official Garry Bjorklund entrant (Grandma’s has already cashed their check, John Staine told reporters), still plans to run the June 22 half-marathon.
Expect a Miracle run.