A 50-year-old mom in Utah gave her daughter the last word present of life — twice.
When Chalise Smith’s daughter, Kaitlyn Munoz, 25, struggled with infertility points, the already mom of eight turned her daughter’s surrogate.
Doctors suggested Munoz to by no means give birth once more after she was recognized with endometriosis and, later, Sjögren’s syndrome.
Munoz, who lives in El Paso, Texas, had a son of on her own in 2019. With two embryos left from her earlier IVF cycle, she turned to Smith’s generosity.
“[I was] going to be 50 … I have a bad right leg, [and] just with pregnancies, the sciatic nerve gets pinched off,” her mom told Fox 13 about her preliminary fears of carrying the infant. “And to be 100% honest, it was one of the easiest pregnancies.”
“There were many during the pregnancy who tell me how hard it was going to be to hand the baby over after I carried her for nine months, but that wasn’t the case,” Smith recalled to KSL.
“I knew from the beginning that this wasn’t my baby,” she continued. “This was a gift for my daughter that she couldn’t do for herself. I would do anything for any of my children.”
And that she did. Alayna Kait-Chalise Munoz, a 7-pound, 13-ounce lady, was born at a hospital in Utah on May 17. Smith’s husband, Munoz and her son-in-law had been all current within the supply room.
Shortly after the birth, each girls shared the expertise on Instagram.
“I am at a loss of words,” Munoz captioned her black-and-white photos. “My mom is a living angel and brought us another blessing earth side and we are in LOVE.”
“Never did I think I would experience something like this or have a baby at 50!” Smith wrote in her post, crediting her religion for delivering her wholesome grandchild.
Munoz lauded her mom for doing much more for her than she already had performed from her childhood into maturity.
“My mom and I have always had a close relationship; she is my best friend,” Munoz informed KLS. “My mom did a variety of issues for me, rising up that I couldn’t do for myself, and 25 years later she did one thing I couldn’t do for myself once more.
“She brought me the greatest gift: Alayna.”