This new mother has taken multi-tasking to a whole new level.
Nayzia Thomas – who’ll henceforth be known as the real life Wonder Woman – just completed her finals from the hospital bed where she gave birth to her son moments later.
Pics or this feat of female strength didn’t happen? Okay, then:
my mom took this pic & it's the perfect explanation of my life. yes i'm about to have a baby, but final SZN ain't over yet ?? pic.twitter.com/7LyrDBE9iN
— nayzia' (@naydxll) December 12, 2017
Thomas continued attending classes at Johnson County Community College in Kansas City – where she studies psychology – up until her 39th week of pregnancy.
She’d hoped to finish her final exams before going into labor, but her new addition, a little boy called Anthony Johnson, had an earlier arrival in mind.
Thomas could’ve waited another day to submit the assignment, or turned it in late and received a temporary ‘incomplete’ grade for the course until she had time to cross the ‘T’s, but instead she opted to finish the assignment early.
So, Thomas’ mother took a photograph of the psychology student as she sat in a hospital bed, laptop open, finishing off her final assignment as she prepared to bring new life into this world.
Nayzia posted the photograph to Twitter, along with her childbirth story and her experience has got the thumbs up from over 120,000 people at the time of writing.
Anthony Johnson. 12/12/17. @ 1:30pm. 6lbs 15oz, 21 inches. He's beautiful
— nayzia' (@naydxll) December 12, 2017
It wasn’t due until the end of the week — finals week is Dec. 11 to tomorrow — but my goal was to try to have everything done before [the baby came].
[I thought,] ‘before all this gets crazy let me hurry up and finish this final’.
On Thursday, Thomas shared an update with her followers how she’d lost a lot of blood during delivery, her body went into shock and she went unconscious.
Update: on 12/12/17 we had a healthy baby boy. However, I experienced major blood loss & my body went into shock post-delivery.
It was very scary, but his father was right there to take over when I went unconscious. We are blessed! AND I’m finishing the semester w/ a 3.5 GPA!
update: on 12/12/17 we had a healthy baby boy. However, I experienced major blood loss & my body went into shock post-delivery. It was very scary, but his father was right there to take over when I went unconscious. We are blessed! AND I'm finishing the semester w/ a 3.5 GPA!?? pic.twitter.com/CLFGjf3hLD
— nayzia' (@naydxll) December 14, 2017
The strong arm emoji has never been more aptly used, in my honest opinion.
She shared another photograph of her new little family unit, with the father of her child and fiancee sitting in the hospital bed right beside Thomas and his son.
Late Friday, the hard-working student and mother shared one final update, it was time for her little family to go home.
Last update: got a blood transfusion b/c of all the blood loss & we finally headed home today! Thanks to everyone again for the positivity and love. Its been hard trying to cope with being so close to death, but I can't thank God enough for being able to share my story!! ??? pic.twitter.com/OS3ltMocHT
— nayzia' (@naydxll) December 16, 2017
Last update: got a blood transfusion b/c of all the blood loss & we finally headed home today!
Thanks to everyone again for the positivity and love.
Its been hard trying to cope with being so close to death, but I can’t thank God enough for being able to share my story!!
bomb expecting mom to Anthony J., full-time college student, AND 3 job shawty/interning attorney as well… so you were saying? ?? pic.twitter.com/KLeulf5klA
— nayzia' (@naydxll) July 8, 2017
Speaking exclusively to UNILAD, Nayzia gave us the latest update, saying:
We are home, baby had his first appointment yesterday and he looks great.
Our dog Bella was able to meet her little brother too and dad and Aj are complete sleeping twins!!
These two males are my entire world. I had such a life-changing experience giving birth to our first born son, with the love of my life.
I used every ounce of strength, and right after he came out there was a “code RED”. I lost a serious amount of blood and went into shock and went unconscious. I don’t remember much, but I do remember seeing angels in my room about an hour before delivery.
I thought it was the medication, but now goes to show God knows my pure heart and he knew I’d give my life in order to make sure my son is healthy and happy. I am so thankful for all my family & friends, as well as the random people… Too blessed.
Turns out, Nayzia has been bossing her pregnancy since she found out she was going to be a mum, holding down full-time studies, three jobs and interning at an attorney’s office… I barely managed to get dressed this morning.
Give this woman a medal for showing the resilience, strength and dedication it takes to be a truly wonderful mum.
Congratulations to this beautiful family.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.