Nigerian couple welcomes first baby after 15 years of trying

Nigerian couple welcomes first baby after 15 years of trying

- Nigerian couple, Grace and Alex were amongst the numerous couples to welcome a child in December 2020

- Their friend, Layole, took to Instagram to celebrate the couple becoming parents for the first time after 15 years

- Layole shared beautiful photos of a then-pregnant Grace and her beau, and another one of the newborn

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These are certainly great times for a Nigerian couple who recently became proud parents to a bouncing baby boy.

Identified as Grace and Alex Okon, the couple's journey to parenthood is one which has been described as one riddled with tears, pressure, frustration and ridicule as it took them 15 years before they could bear their son.

Nigerian couple welcome first baby after 15 years of trying
Alex and Grace welcomed their child in December 2020. Photo credit: @graceedwinokon, @layoleoyetogun
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A friend of the couple, Layole Oyetogun, took to Instagram to celebrate them. She shared photos of the couple as she gave praises to God for making them parents.

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Read her message:

"What God cannot do does not exist!!! I can finally talk about this miracle! The 15-year wait is over! My friend turned sister @graceedwinokon and her husband @alexokonn just had a bouncing baby boy after 15 years! The tears, the pressure, the frustration, the ridicule is over! Jesus stepped in and did what no man can do! This miracle is so close to me that it has given me hope to believe again, Fam whatever we are waiting on God to do for us in 2021 will be done, let’s have unfailing faith in him that he will do it!!! God is still in the business of working miracles!! Delay is not denial! Please congratulate her for me."

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In October, the new parents celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary. Grace shared photos of them together and accompanied it with a sweet message.

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In a similar story, a couple who has been married for 17 years without children shared the inspiring story of how they welcomed triplets.

Legit.ng gathered that Babatunde and Opeyemi Shoaga met at the university in 1991 and got married in December 1998. Babatunde said his marriage was the first marriage to be celebrated by his parents, adding that the latter could not wait to see his kids.

Nine months after the marriage when there wasn't any child, they decided to see a doctor and after a series of tests, it was discovered that the wife had an issue with her tubes.

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