Saturday 1 October 2016

Couple welcome ‘miracle’ baby after being told they’d never have children- 'God had a long term plan for us'

Published 09/04/2016 | 14:55

Udona and Chuck Herbert were told they’d never have children shortly after they wed in 1995. Twenty years later they conceived their miracle child. Photo Credit: Udona Hebert
Udona and Chuck Herbert were told they’d never have children shortly after they wed in 1995. Twenty years later they conceived their miracle child. Photo Credit: Udona Hebert

A couple who were told they’d never have a family have welcomed their first child, just four weeks after they discovered they were expecting.

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Udona and Chuck Hebert were told they’d never have children shortly after they wed in 1995 but after experiencing cramps for a number of months Udona discovered she was eight months pregnant early this year.

According to People Magazine, the couple from Louisiana have never felt more blessed after celebrating the arrival of their son Brooks Major.

"It was unexpected, because we tried for 20 years," Udona, 40, told the magazine.

"But it was the best surprise we could have ever gotten."

After being told the worst by doctors, Udona revealed that she and Chuck did their best to move on with life, but the itch to have a family never left them.

"Chuck was so good with kids and I knew he would be amazing as a dad, so it has always upset me.

"I had always wanted children, but we moved on with life in our own way.

"We get along and love each other, of course, but it always felt like there was something missing from our lives."

Udona had been experiencing discomfort for a few months when a friend suggested she take a pregnancy test.

 "I took two and immediately FaceTimed Chuck when they both came out positive."

"We found out we were 33 weeks, give or take, pregnant," says Udona.

"And I was four weeks away from my due date."

The couple welcomed their first child in February and Udona revealed that motherhood is especially sweet following her struggle.

"God had a plan for us – a longterm plan – but a plan nonetheless!" says Udona.

"I don't let him out of my sight," adds Chuck. "It's hard to describe this feeling – this love I have. The love for my child is something I hadn't known and now I'm so glad I do."

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