Kristen Welker, the White House correspondent for NBC News, is expecting her first child – a baby girl – through surrogacy.
Welker (44) and husband John Hughes (47) announced the good news on Friday morning « Today ».
« After years of trying, I have a little girl with John and we’re so excited, » she told her colleagues and viewers.
While the couple confirmed their surrogate mother was pregnant before Welker hosted the final 2020 presidential debate, Weekend Today co-host and Hughes waited until Infertility Awareness Week to share the news, to give hope to other couples struggling to conceive.
Welker also shared a letter she wrote to her unborn daughter hoping “one day to explain her extraordinary journey and tell the story of how much her father and I have always dreamed of being parents she tweeted on Friday morning.
« Your father and I learned so many lessons to get you here and we want to share them with you, » she wrote. “Every trip is unique. Do not compare yourself to others. There will be heartache in life; Some will never completely heal, others will make you stronger. It’s okay to ask for help. in fact, it can be empowering. Families are started in all possible ways, come in all different shapes and sizes, and all families should be celebrated.
« And after all, I always carried you in my heart, even though I did not carry you in my body, and I will always be your mom, » she added.
After years of really tough infertility battles, my husband John and I are so excited that with the help of a surrogate mother, we are welcoming a little girl and will become a family of three in June. pic.twitter.com/s2eqJ8QaK6
« After years of really tough infertility battles, my husband John and I are so excited that with the help of a surrogate mother we will have a baby girl and become a family of three in June, » she said in a photo of her touching her surrogate mother’s baby bump.
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