BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – A Middle Tennessee family has just doubled up after a rather eventful Mother’s Day weekend.
Meredith “Bo” and Clay McCord had spent the last four years trying to have a child. During this time, they endured immense heartbreak in their efforts to become parents, with three separate miscarriages and multiple attempts at in vitro fertilization.
That’s where Katie and Thomas Morse from Birmingham come in. Thomas Morse had been friends with Bo McCord when the two were students at Samford University. The couples had also remained friends with the out-of-state McCords.
Katie had been a surrogate to two other families in the past, during the second surrogacy Bo approached her to potentially be her surrogate as well. Katie says she knew she was a match for her because the families had become so close.
But shortly after Katie became pregnant with the McCords’ child, Bo became pregnant himself.
“With this surrogacy, like with my second one, the mother also got pregnant! Something about the stress
Saved I guess,” Katie said.
Bo was due to be born two weeks after Katie was due to be born, but doctors told the McCords they would have a caesarean at 37 weeks. It became a race over who would deliver first and how the travel would work as the families were still separated.
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Then, on May 7th, Katie went into labor and the McCords quickly got in the car to get to Birmingham. Katie was accepted into the Brookwood Women’s Center and a day later, on Mother’s Day, Bo McCord became a mother. Both families welcomed James Wakefield McCord into the world.
After recovering in the hospital, the McCords went back to Tennessee, where Mary Clark McCord was born on May 11 in a Saint Thomas hospital.
“We all cried in the delivery room because it was such a special moment and then later I gave birth
our little girl,” said Bo. “As we think about our journey, we just want to encourage others
Couples who need a reminder to keep trusting God and putting all their trust in Him. We are the living proof
Bo posted at a breast milk group in Middle Tennessee Baby Clark is expected to be discharged from the NICU on Friday and both infants will need donor milk. Click here to learn more.
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