TEXARKANA, TX (KSLA) - An ArkLaTex couple's dream to start a family is another step closer to becoming reality.
Kayla Jones and her mother-in-law Patty Resecker are back home after a trip to Dallas where doctors transferred the embryo of Kayla and her husband Cody, making Patty a surrogate for her future grandchild.
"I feel pregnant," Resecker said. "Just knowing it is my little grandbaby in there it just thrills my soul."
The Jones family said the procedure went smoothly. They are now just hoping the in vitro fertilization procedure is successful.
"It doesn't feel real quite just yet, everything went really smooth the embryo thawed like the doctor wanted it to," explained Kayla Jones.
At the age of 17, Kayla said she had a tumor removed from her uterus which prevents her from carrying a child in a normal pregnancy.
The family has a follow-up visit with the doctor on March 20 for blood work to determine whether the embryo transfer was a success.
"We are going to try our best to wait, but I already have an itch to go to the store and buy some pregnancy tests. But we are going to try and wait. No promises, though," said Jones.
This mother and daughter-in-law say they hope to share a lot of time together over the next nine months.