51-Year-Old Mom Becomes A Surrogate For Her Daughter In A Heartwarming Story

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Julie Loving is a 51-year-old who’s currently serving as a surrogacy carrier for her 29-year-old and son-in-law. The couple went through years of infertility, and despite the hesitation her daughter felt at first, the pregnancy is going like ‘in the textbooks’. The mom recently shared with Today Parents that she’s soon to be a ‘surrograndma’, and she couldn’t be prouder.

 

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⁣ You can’t see…but big smiles behind the masks!⁣ ⁣ !⁣ ⁣ In the beginning it felt like time was going so slow, weeks crept by…now they are flying! Even being so excited to meet her, wouldn’t mind them slowing down a little bit!⁣ ⁣ Growth study today and baby girl was looking super cute! We were giggling and laughing at her little features and comparing them to my husband and me. We had the ultrasound tech cracking up! We can’t wait for our 4D ultrasound coming up!⁣ ⁣ Delivery room thoughts have entered my brain lately and i’ve had some crazy dreams! What are your hospital bag must haves? Once we check in there’s no checking out, thanks to this crazy virus…making my lists now, any tips?

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Breonna Lockwood, her daughter, tried to get pregnant naturally for years, but she and her husband Aaron ultimately turned to fertility treatments to seek help. The couple went through four failed embryo transfers, an ectopic pregnancy, and two miscarriages.

She and her husband eventually decided to look for another route to have a baby – surrogacy.

Breonna knew that her mom wanted to be helpful, but it was weird for her at first. However, a doctor’s appointment one day changed everything for the couple.
Her husband couldn’t attend one appointment, so Breonna went with her mom to the doctors.

Loving mentioned the idea during the appointment, and although the fertility specialist first didn’t think it was a good idea, they decided to go with it after all.

They made Loving go through all the tests to make sure she was as healthy as possible, especially because this is something unique. So far – so good.

Lockwood has since created the Instagram account @ivf.surrogacy.diary, where she shared updates of their journey, and the account gained a lot of popularity.

 

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⁣⁣⁣ As Breanna’s mom and soon to be “Grammy” I wanted share some of my feelings on Breanna and my journey so far. When I think back to my pregnancies with my own children, I can’t help to laugh in disbelief at how much I took for granted. Once the pregnancy test came back positive.. I knew I was having a baby. The months leading up to delivery were carefree. But the last 3 years have been a gut-wrenching exposure to what women struggling with infertility issues deal with daily and how often they hide the emotional despair and pain from others. Now each day is taken with gratitude as this journey moves onward and each day the hope continues to build. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ I have frequently had people ask me why I offered to carry Breanna and Aaron’s baby, and I wish I could express something other than simple words to describe how I feel. The love of a mother holding her sick or injured child in her arms, she would do anything to make them feel better or take away the pain. The love of a mother feels the pain of their children when she can see sadness in their eyes instead of happiness. In the past few years, I saw my daughter’s beautiful eyes begin to fill with despair and pain as her dreams of being a mother seemed to slowly slip away from her and I knew I could help if she wanted me to. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ I will never forget the devastating emotional pain I experienced when I was with Breanna and she was told she lost the twins. The memory of that event is a constant haunting reminder and overwhelming fear that I could lose this baby inside me. Each kick I feel is a welcome assurance that the baby is continuing to thrive and grow. I am thankful she is an active little one as when too much time goes by without me feeling her, the concerns start to creep back in.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Every week that goes by and every day that we get closer to me bringing my daughters child into this world, helps me think of positive things ahead. Each day that passes, my heart is filled with joy when I see Breanna’s eyes beginning to sparkle again and that is the light that keeps me going being a mother ♥

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The family receives support from people all over the world, and they couldn’t be happier as they’re awaiting the baby later this year.