When Kelsi and Kyle Pierce got married, they could hardly wait to start a family, but they had no idea what a long road full of ordeals awaited them.
They got married in 2016 and started their new life in Minnesota, and they soon began to focus on having children. But the road to getting pregnant proved difficult, and Kelsi visited her doctor to find out why they were having trouble.
Initially, doctors told the couple that Kelsi had decreased ᴏᴠᴀʀɪᴀɴ ᴄᴀᴘᴀᴄɪᴛʏ, but then during ᴀʀᴛɪꜰɪᴄɪᴀʟ ɪɴsᴇᴍɪɴᴀᴛɪᴏɴ, they found she couldn’t get pregnant because of the too thin ᴇɴᴅᴏᴍᴇᴛʀɪᴜᴍ.
The couple tried for two years and eventually spent all their money on it, but Kelsi eventually got the ʜᴇᴀʀᴛʙʀᴇᴀᴋɪɴɢ news from her doctor that she would never get pregnant.
“We’ve already spent more than we saved on this and we’re incredibly in debt, so that wasn’t an option,” Kelsi said. “It was a very depressing period.”
They thought about the possibility of hiring a surrogate mother, but after being told it would cost $100,000, they seemed forced to give up that option as well. However, Kelsi’s mother, Lisa Rutherford, intervened.
The 53-year-old woman offered to take her daughter’s baby out.
“If you have kids, you want their lives to be better, easier, and fuller than yours,” Lisa said. “I thought I didn’t have $100,000 to give you, but I can do that to make your dream come true. That was not an issue.”
Lisa has undergone several tests to make sure she can really help her daughter, and the procedure was finally approved in December 2019. By February of the following year, she was already pregnant with her daughter’s baby.
However, the family received even more sʜᴏᴄᴋɪɴɢ news in March when it was revealed that Kelsi had also become pregnant.
“It was a fantastic experience… Not only was I so excited that Kelsi was able to carry the baby, but it was a lot of fun to share our experiences with each other,” Lisa said.
The two little girls were born two months apart – they were named Everly and Ava, and their mother and grandmother could not have been happier.
“Every time I’m heavy or tired of something, I remind myself that it was my dream that was finally coming true. I appreciate it a lot better because it took a long time and a lot of fighting,” Kelsi said.