What’s greater than overjoyed? Megajoyed? Add
humility, love, awe. Sprinkle w cute. Result: my new life as a mom.
It’s a boy!
“The one true hurdle I’ve faced in life is that I have a broken belly,” writes Banks on her blog. “After years of trying to get pregnant, exploring the range of fertility treatments, all unsuccessful, our journey led us to gestational surrogacy: we make a “baby cake” and bake it in another woman’s ‘oven’.”
“From that came two miracles,” she continues. “The first was meeting our carrier and her husband who were truly humbling in their decency and generosity. And the second miracle was the birth of our baby boy, Felix Handelman. Felix means ‘happy’ and ‘lucky’ in Latin. And true to his name, Felix is a very happy baby and a blessing on our life.”
Banks continues that she hopes to maintain the privacy of her new addition in the future and adds, “If you need me, I’ll be changing dirty diapers and trying to get some sleep.”