At 29, Breanna and her husband had tried for years to become parents. But, due to infertility, the dream of falling pregnant didn't seem like it was going to happen.
After a couple of years trying to conceive on their own, numerous surgeries, miscarriages and many rounds of vitro fertilization - finally they are expecting their first child, and this child is going to enter this world with a pretty special back story.
While Breanna will never physically be able to carry her baby herself, the woman who carried her is now carrying her baby.
Writing on her IVF Instagram page, Breanna captioned her announcement post:
"We are happy to announce, finally, ...⠀BABY LOCKWOOD IS ON THE WAY!"
"Made with a lot of love, and a little bit of science...⠀Baby Lockwood will be brought into this world via GESTATIONAL CARRIER, and this little miracle’s carrier is quite a special one. MY MOM. My mom will be carrying and delivering our baby!"
The biggest supporter in my life is giving us our biggest blessing. My beautiful mama is carrying her first grandchild, Aaron and my biological child, as a gestational carrier!⠀
"Aaron and I had our reproductive DNA taken, fertilized, tested, and frozen via IVF, as my mom breezed through every preliminary test she took, to be able to give us this gift. Defying the odds at 51 years old, she’s pushing reproductive science out of the box, as ONE of only a handful of surrogates NATIONWIDE to deliver their grandchild via gestational surrogacy!"
"The trials and tribulations of infertility was undoubtedly the hardest venture we have had to face in our lives. In short that included..."
"1311 days, 476 injections, 64 blood draws, 7 surgical procedures, 3 rounds of harvesting eggs, 19 frozen embryos, 8 IVF frozen embryo transfers total, 4 failed embryo transfers, 1 singleton miscarriage, 1 twin miscarriage, 1 ectopic pregnancy, countless tears."
"Sharing this adventure with my mom has been the most unique and amazing experience. Surrogacy is truly the most selfless gift. She is the pure example of “you would do anything for your kids”, and if i can even be half of the mother she is, I know i’m doing something right..."
All the best for you and your miracle baby!