Get to know Claudette Cook of Pike County, Indiana. She just recently turned 60. She also just became a first-time mother this past Sunday.
As reported by Indiana’s 14 News, Cook and her husband Ross met 10 years ago. A year later, doctors told her she wouldn’t be able to have children, despite her hopes to try, due to her age. She fooled them.
Cook was deemed healthy and in shape by the IVF specialist she sought out earlier this year, so she proceeded with treatments. By April, Cook found out she was pregnant. Now, her fraternal twin boys are here: Isaiah, who came out first, and Isaac.
“I cried. I was like, you know, you look at TV and you see other people in the delivery room and you’re like, ‘Oh my goodness,'” Cook said. “And it was me. So, joy, it was so sweet. Everything changed in that moment. Once they’re born, your life changes.”
The couple will take their children home in a few weeks. After having a C-section, the boys were born a month prematurely at five pounds. Still, they’re healthy, and the couple is happy. Claudette and Ross, who met in church by the way, are also very thankful. Their faith brought them through the entire process, start to finish.
“Age is but a number with God,” she said. “Plus, I was healthy and in shape. I was like, yes, I know I can do this. I know I can. No matter how hard it was, it was like, He brought me through it all. So awesome God.”