A 51-year-old Illinois woman has given birth to her own granddaughter.
Julie Loving agreed this year to be the “gestational mother” for her daughter, who could not carry a pregnancy herself — and on Nov. 2, she gave birth to a healthy baby girl, Good Morning America reported.
“My mom was an absolute rockstar through a difficult delivery,” Loving’s daughter, Breanna Lockwood wrote in a post announcing the birth of little Briar Juliette.
“The sacrifices she took to bring this little slice of heaven into our world takes my breath away.”
It was Loving who broached the idea of being the surrogate to Breanna and her husband, Aaron.
“I started to talk to her about it. She was not on board and thought I was crazy, but I just kept pursuing it,” Loving told GMA.
“I’ve run 19 marathons and done many triathlons,” she explained. “I felt like health-wise I could do it and I had really easy pregnancies