MEEKER I On Monday at 1:53 p.m., Janna Polgar of Dillon, Colo., gave birth to a 6 pound 9 ounce, 21 and a half inch baby boy, making this the first birth at the new Pioneers Medical Center in Meeker.
Mother and baby were both doing fine during an interview with the Herald Times on Tuesday.
Polgar indicated she knew she was pregnant but didn’t know she was that pregnant.
“I thought I was just in the beginning, like two months pregnant,” she said. “I was having stomach pains and wondered if it was just food poisoning or something.”
Polgar, along with her father, Ted Polgar and brother Josh Polgar, were actually elk hunting at the Crawford Ranch and had already put in two days of hard hunting.
“She was only a couple of steps behind me as we climbed up those peaks,” Polgar’s father said. “She was a trooper.”
She had also been on the river all summer, been zip lining, and involved in other activities, all the while not knowing how far along she was in her pregnancy.
Because of the stomach pains she was having, Polgar decided not to go hunting on Monday.
About 30 minutes after her father and brother left the Blue Spruce Inn, she thought it was time to go to the hospital. After asking breakfast server Jeannie Holloway its location, Holloway drove her there.
“Luckily, she was nice enough to drive me so I didn’t have the baby on the side of the road,” Polgar said with a laugh.
Her father and brother had no idea all this was occurring. “I just thought she wanted to sleep in,” Polgar’s brother teased. “About half way back to town, I finally got cell service again and had seven missed calls and text messages and knew something was happening.”
While babies are not usually delivered at Pioneers, and haven’t been for many years, this was one of those special cases. After their evaluation, Drs. Albert Krueger and Kellie Turner decided that delivery at Pioneers was the best option instead of taking Polgar out on Flight for Life.
Polgar also praised her nurse, Elizabeth Vetter, for her great help. “I wouldn’t have made it through without her,” Polgar said. Both felt they were now like sisters.
Polgar also said that a name has not been chosen yet, but they were leaning toward “Hunter,” with the possible middle name “Crawford.”