Georgia woman gives birth to her GRANDSON after IVF treatment because her daughter couldn't conceive
13:58 GMT, 15 October 2012
They say a mother's love knows no bounds, that there is nothing she wouldn't do for her child. That was certainly the case for 45-year-old Angie Stockton when her daughter asked her to bear her child.
Krista Saxon was unable to carry the baby through pregnancy herself so her mother stepped up, agreeing to act as a gestational carrier.
So baby Tucker spent nine months inside the womb of his grandmother, before arriving on Saturday, becoming the fourth baby to be born to his or her grandma in the whole of the U.S.
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A re-born mom: Angie Stockton gave birth to her grandson, Tucker
Adorable: Tucker arrived on Saturday, weighing in a seven pounds, 12 ounces
In their home state of Georgia he is believed to be the first.
'As a mother, that's something I wanted to do,' Angie Stockton told My Fox Atlanta.
But her enthusiasm was not mirrored by everyone.
'People would come up and say, “Oh you're expecting”.' she said. 'And I would say, “Yes, I'm carrying my grandchild”. And they would say, “Do what!”'
For the new parents however, all that matters is that their son is healthy, weighing in at seven pounds, 12 ounces.
Meet the Saxons: New parents Trent (left) and Krista (right) are delighted with their new addition to the family
'I was just tickled that he was here and healthy. But I was also thinking about putting him in a ball uniform, getting him on a ball field one day,' said Trent Saxon, Tucker's dad.
'Each day as we got the crib together, put his nursery together, it became more real but I didn't start thinking “oh my gosh I'm about to be a parent”,' Mrs Saxon added, 'until we were getting ready to go into the operating room and then it just hit me like we finally made it.'
Ms Stockton had some surprises to deal with of her own during her pregnancy.
In the womb: Tucker was carried for nine months by his grandmother, in Georgia's first case of gestational pregnancy
'It's been 26 years since I've been pregnant,' she said. 'I've forgot a lot of things. So she [Krista] had to tell me what to expect.
'It's funny because she's the one who ended up with a lot of the pregnancy symptoms.'
It seems that once was enough for grandma, though.
If the Saxons decide to extend their family they will be adopting, they told the news channel.
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