Senator Tammy Duckworth announced on Twitter yesterday her family will soon be expanding in a most fitting (and pretty cute) way:
The Illinois Democrat, who lost both of her legs in combat during the war in Iraq, will be the first sitting U.S. Senator to give birth while in office.
Duckworth told NBC News she and her husband, Bryan Bowlsbey, struggled with infertility for 10 years before having their first daughter, Abigail, now 3, and it took "multiple attempts" to become pregnant again.
"This was a struggle to get pregnant," she said. "It is a struggle to be a working mom and to try to deal with all of these issues, and it was a very long journey for us to get to the point where we can have this second child, and we're just very, very blessed that we can do it.
"But yet there are millions of women all across this country who continue to struggle," she added.
Duckworth is due to give birth to her second baby girl this April, just after her own 50th birthday. She said she wanted other women with disabilities to know, "You can do anything."