(BURLINGTON, NC) — A North Carolina couple became parents for the first time on “Twosday.”
Aberli and Hank Spear welcomed their first child — a daughter they named Judah Grace Spear — on Feb. 22, 2022, at 2:22 a.m. at Cone Health Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington, North Carolina.
“Everybody in the room, all the nurses were clapping and there’s excitement,” Aberli Spear said. Hello America. “I was like, maybe it’s because she’s finally been born. But then I looked at my husband and said, ‘Wait, what time was she born?’ And he was like, ‘2:22.’ It was funny because we were in room two and then we found out it weighed 122 ounces. So we were like, ‘OK!’ »
Jessica Brown, director of nursing at the Women’s & Children’s Center at Alamance Regional, said CMG Judah’s birth numerology also caught the attention of hospital staff. “We share the excitement of every birth at the Alamance Regional Women’s and Children’s Center, but when you come in with the two like this, it’s very exciting.”
Aberli Spear said she originally planned to be induced in hospital on February 20.
“We were asked to come to be induced – her due date was originally the 22nd – but just for blood pressure reasons they wanted me to come earlier,” she said. “And so they induced me but it took time. We worked for 26 hours. She ended up coming on her due date, which is great.
Baby Judah’s momentous arrival is especially sweet for Spear and her husband since at one point they were told they might never have children.
Aberli Spear, 27, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer, in 2014.
“My husband and I had been dating for three months before my diagnosis…we were told that if we got married, if we wanted to start a family or something like that, it would be next to impossible,” she said . “And so we went to the clinic to talk about egg freezing and stuff, but it’s like it’s really expensive and the insurance doesn’t cover it, so we don’t have it. not done either.”
Spear, who said she always wanted children, decided to undergo chemotherapy and hope for the best. In 2020, six years after her initial diagnosis, she discovered that she had finally beaten her cancer.
His cancer journey also inspired his daughter’s name.
“She got her name from Judah because it means praise in Hebrew. So it’s kind of funny because I like numbers and math and stuff, so that’s kind of the icing on the cake for me,” Spear said.
Spear’s mother, Kristi Engelbrecht, also said CMG that despite all the “pain and suffering” that Aberli and Hank have endured, she is excited to see what lies ahead for their growing family.
The Spears are ecstatic about their little one. “It’s something we didn’t think we could achieve,” said Aberli Spear.
“He’s definitely a miracle baby,” she added.
As for Judah, Aberli Spear said she had a message for her baby girl: “I want her to know that there is always light at the end of the tunnel, there is always hope. God always restores, mends and fulfills your heart’s deepest desires, whatever they may be. He also clearly has a sense of humor. But it’s just, don’t lose hope.
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