CHICO, CA (WCMH) — On October 22, Megan Barker, gave birth to a healthy baby boy, who turned out to be her own grandson.
“It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in my life,” Barker tells KRCR.
Barker’s daughter, Maddie Coleman, couldn’t deliver a baby because her ovaries were at risk of tumors.
Coleman and her husband couldn’t afford a surrogate mother, which can cost as much as $75,000, so they turned to her mother. “This was the biggest gift anybody can receive is becoming a mom and have my mom give me that gift, it’s unexplainable,” says Coleman.
For nine months, Barker, 48, carried her own grandson, little Gus. This would be her fourth delivery, but make no mistake; the little boy belongs to Coleman and her husband.
“The attachment for me was not an issue as people have predicted because in my mind it was biologically their baby. I was just a deluxe easy bake oven,” Barker tells KRCR.
After delivering Gus, Barker returned to normal grandmother duties; bathing little Gus and helping whenever she can. But how many grandmas provide breast milk for their own grandson?
Barker says it was all worth it. “When I see Maddie and Tyler holding him and feeding him and being the mommy and the daddy, it’s the best thing.”