Rebecca Jarvis gave birth to her second child with Husband Matt Hanson
- Rebecca Jarvis and Matt Hanson have added a new member to the family.
- The couple recently welcomed their second child via surrogate.
- They are also parents to 4-year-old daughter Isabel Noemi.
Rebecca Jarvis and Matt Hanson welcomed their second child together
The ABC Chief Business, Economics & Technology Correspondent, 42, shared the happy news on Wednesday’s episode of Good Morning America that they welcomed their second child together.
Rebecca gave birth to a baby boy named Leo via surrogate. She told on the show,
“When I pictured our family, I always thought of my family, the family I grew up with, as one of two kids, My younger sister Lauren and I are incredibly close. We’re 18 months apart. And so as I thought about my future, our future, I always envisioned that we would have two. That we’d be a family of four.”
The couple are also parents to 4-year-old daughter Isabel Noemi.
PEOPLE exclusively published the photos of their newborn, one of which shows Isabel, who is being carried by her mother, kissing her younger brother on the head while her father fed the baby.
Another photo features Rebecca cradling the newborn while Isabel sweetly hugs her.
Hanson told the magazine about the moment he met their baby boy for the first time after cutting their son’s umbilical cord. He recalled,
“I yelled, ‘He’s perfect And then he was covered in all kinds of things and had the umbilical cord attached.”
Adding to that Jarvis said,
“Me too, the feeling, And also, the feeling of gratitude toward our surrogate and her family, I just wanted to hug her and give her all of our love that we were pouring over Leo because there’s no way this would’ve been possible without her.”
Rebecca Jarvis opens up about her struggle with infertility while conceiving the baby
Rebecca Jarvis talks candidly about her battle with infertility during her pregnancy journey.
The journalist and former investment banker reveals she and Matt had been trying to conceive their second child for the last two years.
She also experienced a miscarriage during the period following the IVF process. Jarvis explained,
“Two years asgo, we had just experienced another miscarriage in the IVF journey, and that catalyzed the search for another route, And so we had attempted to climb that mountain too many times unsuccessfully and determined that together we would try a different path.”
She disclosed that she had recently lost a five-month pregnancy. Her doctor then suggested that they consider surrogacy.
The two are initially concerned about beginning the process. Jarvis said she and her husband had a lengthy discussion about surrogacy and came to the conclusion that it was something they wanted to do.
Blissfully, the couple’s second child was also delivered healthily.