With the arrival of their sixth child, a son born Wednesday afternoon, it may be time for Carolyn and Sean Savage to strike "inconceivable" from the family vocabulary.
Nicholas Winton Savage arrived 20 inches long, weighing 7 pounds, 1 ounce. He was born via C-section, after a surprise pregnancy for 45-year-old Carolyn, who for two decades has battled infertility. This time, she got pregnant naturally.
The Savages, of Sylvania, Ohio, wrote the book “Inconceivable,” which tells the story of how a mix-up at a fertility clinic led to Carolyn carrying and giving birth to the child of another couple, and how the family coped in the aftermath. At the time, the couple had two sons and a daughter. A few years later, a surrogate carried and delivered twin girls for the Savages.
In June, Carolyn announced her pregnancy on TODAY Parents. She wrote:
“At the age of 45, after two decades without a spontaneous conception; after countless ovarian stimulation cycles, multiple intrauterine inseminations and more than five IVF attempts; after six reproductive endocrinologists threw up their arms, unable to explain why we couldn’t conceive; and after one of those doctors accidentally transferred the embryos of another couple into me resulting in a pregnancy that pushed me to the limits of my sanity; I was pregnant — the old fashioned way.”
Yesterday, on her blog Mama on the Fly: Making my Way With a Half Full Cup, Carolyn wrote that the baby would be delivered early, at 37 and a half weeks, due to her creeping blood pressure:
"This little guy is coming a tad earlier than anticipated and although statistically he should be fine, you know we have a history of ending up on the wrong side of statistics. So, could you say a little prayer for our boy?"
Sean Savage announced the pregnancy on the blog with the message:
"Thank you for lifting our entire family in your thoughts and prayers over the past nine months. Mother and son are doing great. God is good. We are grateful."
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