This couple in Tennessee just had a baby. Which isn't really news by itself, I mean, babies are great and every parent thinks their kid is the best, but, there's something special about this kid.
Because she was technically conceived on October 14th, 1992, but on November 25th, 2017, she was born.
Emma Wren Gibson was a frozen embryo biding her time until she could fully gestate inside a human body. Her mother, 26-year-old Tina Gibson was just one year old when Emma was first conceived.
This Tennessee born baby's name is Emma Wren Gibson.— Kiran Kumar S (@KiranKS) December 20, 2017
What's so special about her? She was frozen as an embryo on 14th October 1992. But on 25th November 2017, almost 25 years later, she is born.
A world record created for the oldest frozen embryo birth.
Her mom was born in 1991!! pic.twitter.com/XHflinO4oM
The bouncing little baby you see in the video above was thawed out on March 13th of 2017 and successfully transferred to Tina's uterus with an FET (frozen embryo transfer) procedure, which was conducted by Dr. Jeffrey Keenan courtesy of the NEDC, a faith-based program that specializes in embryo adoption.
"The NEDC has been privileged to work with the Gibsons to help them realize their dreams of becoming parents. We hope this story is a clarion call to all couples who have embryos in long-term storage to consider this life-affirming option for their embryos."
For Tina, the thought that her baby could've been her friend if her embryo wasn't frozen, is surreal. But the procedure is helping many couples realize their dream of having children and raising a family.
"In that respect, it’s like we are frozen in time here and bringing forth life after being in that time capsule," Carol Sommerfelt, NEDC embryology consultant, said.
Even though there's a perfectly scientific explanation for Emma's birth, people are still super fascinated with her.
A women in Tennessee gave birth to baby girl that has been a frozen embryo for 24 years.... science is so fascinating. That baby is kinda older than me.— Kanyé (@_paradoxblue) December 20, 2017
Others started sharing their own embryo transfer stories.
While others used it as an opportunity to crack some jokes because, this is the internet, after all.
So, not babecicle? Or freeze-dried? Or flash-froze? Chilly-Willy? Permafrost? This kid will have tons of nick-names.— Donald Nelson (@HanoyShan) December 19, 2017
But my favorite so far...