A 55-year-old woman has become the ᴏʟᴅᴇsᴛ woman to give birth triplets, but they are actually grandchildren.
Jaci Dalenberg decided that if she could help her daughter have ᴀ ʙᴀʙʏ she would do it. But at 56, Ms. Jaci was an unlikely person to serve as ᴀ ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ sᴜʀʀᴏɢᴀᴛᴇ, and she didn’t anticipate three babies at once. Now, a month after triplet girls were born, Ms. Dalenberg is recovering from ᴀ Cᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ and proud to call the babies she carried her granddaughters. Two of them are identical twins.
Kim Coseno, 36, already had two children from a previous marriage, but desperately wanted more children with husband Joe, 30, who she married in 2005. But ᴅᴏᴄᴛᴏʀs told her she could ɴᴏ ʟᴏɴɢᴇʀ ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇ a child as ᴀ ʀᴇsᴜʟᴛ ᴏF sᴇᴠᴇʀᴇ Fɪʙʀᴏɪᴅs. The couple from Cleveland, Ohio were ᴀʙsᴏʟᴜᴛᴇʟʏ ʜᴇᴀʀᴛʙʀᴏᴋᴇɴ. They’d been hoping to grow their family together. The cost of sᴜʀʀᴏɢᴀᴄʏ was far too high and even their attempts at ᴀᴅᴏᴘᴛɪᴏɴs fell through. That’s when Kim’s fifty-something mother did the unthinkable. Jaci Dalenberg couldn’t bear to see her daughter sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟᴇ anymore. She volunteered to be ᴀ sᴜʀʀᴏɢᴀᴛᴇ for the couple. Jaci said :”It’s just another thing I’m doing for my daughter, you know, a mother’s love. They really wanted and were really sincere about having children, and they’re both great people.”
Considering Jaci’s age, Kim wasn’t sure if it would even work. Six weeks after their first Fᴀɪʟᴇᴅ ᴀᴛᴛᴇᴍᴘᴛ, the trio decided to give it one last shot, but to no avail. Kim and Joe felt helpless as they could ɴᴏ ʟᴏɴɢᴇʀ ᴀFFᴏʀᴅ Fᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛs. Then, their Fᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ sᴘᴇᴄɪᴀʟɪsᴛ mentioned a special program that could offer them one last cycle of ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ for free… a ‘ray of hope’ that would pay for what they couldn’t. Jaci was so emotionally drained, but she was still determined to do whatever she could to make her daughter’s dream of becoming a mother come true. To ɪɴᴄʀᴇᴀsᴇ ᴛʜᴇɪʀ ᴏᴅᴅs, the couple implanted three ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏs into Jaci instead of two. They hoped this one last shot would result in one healthy baby.
The second try was successful . Two eggs were placed in Jaci’s , and one of them split into identical twins, giving the Cosenos a ready-made family of three. Jaci’s said:” I was in sʜᴏᴄᴋ for about four days after learning I was ᴄᴀʀʀʏɪɴɢ triplets. But after that, it was fine, like ‘I can do this.’ ” Then, on 11 October, two months before the due date, Jaci was forced to have an ᴇᴍᴇʀɢᴇɴᴄʏ Cᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ because one of the twins was sᴛᴀʀᴠɪɴɢ in the ᴡᴏᴍʙ. Jaci said :”When the babies were born, I was ecstatic. The hardest part was leaving them in the ʜᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟ when I was released four days after the birth. I don’t feel like I want to care for the babies myself. I have already raised four beautiful daughters. My time for being a mother is over. I’m their granny and I have no plans to ever be ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ again!”
Kim said: “It’s the most amazing thing any mother could do for her daughter. Of course, we’ll tell all the girls how they were born – I want them to know what an incredible thing their grandmother did for us. I want them to know how special they are and all about their unusual start in life.”