When you're dealing with a major issue, family members can really step in and help out, and one mom in Utah has gone above and beyond to prove it.
Nancy Hauck's son, 32-year-old Jeff Hauck, and his wife, 30-year-old Cambria, are the proud parents of three-year-old twins Vera and Ayva, and 11-month-old twins Diseal and Luka. Both sets of twins were born through IVF after Jeff and Cambria struggled for six years to conceive. They wanted to expand their family even more, but following the challenging pregnancy and births of Diseal and Luka, Cambria needed an emergency hysterectomy which left her unable to have any more kids. That's when Nancy stepped in.
The 56-year-old mom offered to be a surrogate and is now pregnant with her granddaughter. She told the Coventry Telegraph, "I never planned for it, but I had this feeling not long after Cambria's traumatic birth that I should carry their baby. I told them I was willing but that I thought I would be old." It turned out, she wasn't. Her doctors said she was healthy enough to carry and a fertilized embryo was implanted in February. Nancy stated, "I never imagined I would be pregnant at 56 or that this would be possible, but it is the most beautiful thing."
As for how things are going, she explained, "The pregnancy has been very similar to carrying my son, but I've been a bit more nauseous. My husband and Jeff and Cambria have been amazing throughout the pregnancy. I feel very powerful carrying my son's daughter."
Jeff and Cambria are beyond grateful. Cambria said, "It is so humbling that Nancy is doing this for us. She is sacrificing so much for us, and our family and we just feel so grateful. It has been so miraculous and beautiful to watch Nancy carry our sweet baby girl. She has been nothing short of amazing and filled with so much light and grace. They say pregnancy comes with a glow, but Nancy's is a full-on lighthouse."
Jeff added, "I felt grateful to have such a selfless and loving mom that was willing to make that kind of sacrifice for my family. Having experienced over four years of infertility treatments, I knew how complicated the process can be and doubted that it was possible for her to carrier a baby for us - but I was very moved that she would even offer. The entire journey has left me in awe. I'm in awe of my mom - her kindness, love, strength, attitude, wisdom, and dedication through this experience has been humbling and beautiful to witness."
The baby is due on November 5th. Nancy's husband Jason, as well as Jeff and Cambria, will all be in the room during the birth.