Julie Loving volunteered to be her daughter's surrogate even when the daughter was not convinced.
Most mothers are angels who would always be beside their daughters. They would do anything just to see their daughter's smile. One mother, who saw her daughter struggling to bear a child, jumped to her rescue by acting as her surrogate.
According to CBS News, 51-year-old Julie Loving from Illinois gave birth to her daughter Breanna Lockwood's baby recently. The family welcomed a daughter named Briar Juliette Lockwood on 2 November 2020.
Breanna took to Instagram to announce the exciting news. She also took the opportunity to appreciate her mother for her sacrifice.
"My mom was an absolute rockstar through a difficult delivery. The sacrifices she took to bring this little slice of heaven into our world takes my breath away," wrote the mother, along with pictures of the newborn.
She added, "Holding my daughter in my arms my heart is bursting. Every move and decision I make for my daughter, I'm finding the answers through how my mom raised me. The way she loves and the selflessness she exudes is pure, genuine, and kind."
Breanna had been trying for a baby for a long time. After undergoing several rounds of IVF treatments and even dealing with miscarriages, Breanna was asked if she was interested in considering surrogacy.
Though the woman was not very convinced at first, her mother pushed her into giving it a try. She also volunteered to become the surrogate.
"I just kept telling her no and kept turning her down pretty frequently, only because I didn't think it was a possibility with my mom's age, and my mom was actually menopausal," said Breanna, according to CBS.
She added, "So, as far as I knew about reproductive science, that didn't add up, that wouldn't work."
Several tests were done to see if Julie was fit to carry the baby, which the doctors later confirmed that she could.
Breanna thought her mother was just "crazy" to carry the baby for her. But Julie was sure she wanted to do it for her child. Eventually, Breanna agreed with her mother.
Through IVF, Julie was able to carry her daughter's baby girl in her womb. "This is pretty much the closest place this baby could be, rather than my own body, is with her," said the daughter at the time.
The mother and the daughter used Instagram to share their journey with the world.
The new mother told the public that the baby was 7 lbs. 1 oz and was "fantastic and healthy." She told the audience that even though she wants to share more about the birth of her child, she and her husband are just busy "soaking up these newborn moments."
Speaking of motherhood, Breanna previously said, "Motherhood can come in all forms, whether it's through IVF or whether it's through surrogacy or through adoption," according to CBS.