An American couple who unsuccessfully tried to have children for a decade are now expecting four children with the help of a surrogate.
Seattle residents Misty and Brian Baker, who have been married for fourteen years, had almost given up hope — until they met Brian and Amber Pluckebaum, RTV6 reports.
The financially and emotionally drained couple were re-invigorated when Ms Pluckbaum offered her help.
"I want her to know what it's like to hold her own baby, and that's really the root of what got me even thinking this," Ms Pluckbaum said.
The Bakers decided to give it another shot and had two embryos they had made implanted into Ms Pluckbaum and four into Ms Baker.
Dr William Gentry hedged his bets by giving Ms Pluckbaum the healthiest of the embryos.
"'You were our ace in the hole,' (Dr Gentry) said, and he said, 'Misty was our wild card'," Ms Pluckbaum said.
After so many failed attempts at IVF and a miscarriage Ms Baker did not have high hopes of becoming pregnant and was shocked when she learnt she was expecting a boy and a girl.
The boy will be named Connor and the girl will be named Hope.
Less surprisingly Ms Pluckbaum also fell pregnant and is expecting two girls, who will be named Madison and Victoria.
Both women are due to give birth in June but their doctors expect the twins could be born earlier.
Ms Pluckbaum is not receiving payment for acting as a surrogate, with the exception of pregnancy-related medical fees.