A grandmother in Texas has given birth to her own granddaughter.

According to the Daily Mail, Tracey Thompson gave birth to her granddaughter, Kelcey McKissack on Wednesday.  The 54-year-old had volunteered to carry her own grandchild to term after daughter Kelley McKissack, 28, struggled with her fertility.

Kelley and her husband Aaron McKissack, 33, had tried unsuccessfully for years to have a baby on their own.  They underwent multiple infertility treatments only to suffer three heartbreaking miscarriages – the last of which happened on Christmas day 2014.

Down to their last four fertilized embryos, Kelly’s mum Tracey offered to be a surrogate for them – despite being seven years postmenopausal.

Tracey was simply delighted that she was able to help:

“It is such a blessing that I can do this for my daughter,”she said in a recent interview,” Her and her husband had gone through so much – the miscarriages and fertility.  I didn’t want to disappoint her.”

After undergoing a series of treatments to once again prepare her body to carry a child, one of her Kelly’s remaining embryos was successfully implanted in April 2015.

“It’s been many years since I was pregnant,” said Tracey. “The second trimester was great! The first and third were really tough.”

Baby Kelcey (a combination of Kelly and Tracey’s names) was born via an emergency c-section after the baby’s heart rate dropped during labour.

“She’s beautiful, she’s just perfect,” added Kelly, “the best gift for a lifetime.”

Image source: YouTube

  • Such a beautiful gift for her family.


  • Amazing that things like this are about to happen. She looks amazing for 54, too. Beautiful.


  • This is lovely, but also feels a little weird.


  • What a beautiful thing to do for your daughter and son inlaw.


  • That’s a great bond that Mother and daughter share, not many have a mum like that.


  • How fantastic. What a special thing to do for your daughter.


  • What a great gesture from the mother to help out her daughter.


  • Lovely story and what a fantastic mother and nan.


  • Good on the mother for doing this for her daughter – and I’m sure she didn’t once consider it a sacrifice. I’m sure all three are doing well and loving their special relationship.

    • I agree with you – it is not a sacrifice, rather the best gift you can give to your child.


  • a true blessing x


  • Such a wonderful gift to give life to their child.


  • Being post menopausal and pregnant is very interesting. I’m sure doctors would have been very interested in how her body and hormone levels changed during the pregnancy.


  • A generous and beautiful act by this Grandma. I have read a number of similar stories and the acts of love are heart warming.

    • yes i agree, it is really nice to hear these lovely outcomes for people!


  • What a beautiful gift. Such an amazing thing to do for her daughter.


  • It’s just amazing! What a great gift she did to her daughter! I really admire her for what she did. :-)


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