A couple from Tennessee recently welcomed their first son via surrogate, just three days before the wife gave birth to their daughter. The new lucky parents had four years of struggle to get to this point where they have not just one, but two wonderful babies. This beautiful and unique story deserves to be told!
First Child Was Born Via Surrogate
Clay and Meredith “Bo” McCord welcomed their son, James Wakefield McCord, with the help of a surrogate mother at the beginning of May. Prior to making the decision to use a surrogate to fulfill their dream of starting a family, the couple had been through three miscarriages and a few IVF procedures, all of which have failed. Their struggles led them to ask their friend Katie Morse if she would want to carry their child for them, as they knew she has done it before for other couples.
Katie said that Bo reached out to her when she was in the midst of her second surrogacy. She knew even before she was asked that she would love to help another couple make their dream come true. She said that she and her husband were blessed with beautiful children and she could not decline the request of another woman who wanted children as badly as she did.
Then Something Unexpected Happened
Bo found out that she is also pregnant, alongside their surrogate! Katie commented on that saying that the previous time she was a surrogate, the mother also got pregnant around the same time. She mentioned that probably it happens once the stress of not being able to conceive is lifted. And even though initially they didn’t know which baby would arrive first, Katie was sure she would go into labor a bit earlier, and this is exactly what happened.
Everyone was crying in the delivery room when James was born. The new parents commented that it was such an incredible experience and having their daughter Mary Clark McCord just three short days later was an even more emotional experience.
Three Delicious Matcha Latte Recipes to Enjoy this Autumn
Matcha is a finely ground powder of green tea leaves. It’s rich in antioxidants and can help with improved brain function, liver health, and weight loss, among its other health benefits. Autumn is a great time to enjoy soothing and flavorful beverages that can warm you up and boost the immune system. Try the following latte recipes and enjoy this popular green tea powder to the fullest!
Spiced Matcha Latte
All you need is half a teaspoon of matcha powder, three ounces of hot water, half a cup of your preferred type of milk, and two tablespoons of maple syrup for the base of this latte. What takes the flavor to another level is the assortment of spices including:
- One-eighth of a teaspoon of turmeric
- 1 eighth of a teaspoon of ginger powder
- A quarter of a teaspoon of cinnamon powder
Whisk the powder in the hot water. Heat up the milk and combine the maple syrup with it using a frother. Pour the first mixture over the milk and top with the combination of spices!
The Soothing Taste of Lavender
Lavender is a wonderfully beneficial medicinal herb that can have a soothing effect and lead to a more restful sleep. Here is what you’ll need for this latte recipe:
- 2 teaspoons of matcha powder
- 2 teaspoons of dry lavender
- A tablespoon of honey
- 2 ounces of hot water
- 2 cups of your favorite milk variety
Steep the lavender in hot water for 5 minutes then strain into a cup. Combine the liquid with the green tea powder and honey. Froth the liquid while you heat up the milk. Add the milk to the mixture, sprinkle with extra lavender, and enjoy!
Pour 2 teaspoons of chai liquid into a glass, top it with ice, and a cup of oat milk. Mix two teaspoons of matcha with some hot water and add to the glass. Froth a quarter cup of coconut milk and use it to top off the drink.