A Missouri college student who went into labor ahead of schedule garnered a lot of attention after tweeting a photo of herself finishing her final exams right before giving birth.
Nayzia Thomas, a sophomore at Johnson County Community College, stayed in school until she was 39 weeks pregnant, wanting to finish her finals before her son arrived. When she went into an early labor, Thomas decided to finish the exams from her hospital bed, rather than earning an "incomplete" on her grade sheet.
"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," Thomas told Yahoo.
The photo Thomas shared of herself doing schoolwork from the hospital has acquired more than 28,000 retweets and 133,000 likes.
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 completed her finals and gave birth to a healthy baby boy Dec. 12.