Olympic figure skater Tara Lipinski is a mom! The gold medalist has announced the birth of her first baby with her husband Todd Kapostasy, a director and producer. “I dreamt about this for so long.”
Tara and Todd welcomed a baby girl via surrogate and chose to name her Georgie Winter. In an interview with PEOPLE, the NBC sportscaster shared how she’s embracing life with a newborn. “I dreamt about this for so long. A crying baby, sleepless nights. Even when I’m like, ‘Okay, take an hour nap,’ I’m almost too excited. I’m like, ‘She’s there. Just watch her a little longer.’ It’s the best tired I’ve ever been.” According to the new mom, her newborn daughter is “so calm and peaceful.” Tara shared that during Georgie’s arrival, “I was playing Dave Matthews’s song ‘You and Me’ and I could not stop sobbing. Then the baby came out, and it was so much relief. I felt like I could breathe again.”
Georgie’s arrival was a long and painful time coming for Tara, who faced a difficult 5-year journey of infertility. The skater, who suffers from endometriosis, went through four pregnancies, four miscarriages, and four D&Cs (dilation and curettage). Tara has been open about the challenges she faced since beginning her podcast Unexpecting this past August. She decided that after 5 years of struggling, she wanted to discuss what she’d been through. At the time, she wrote on Instagram, “I’ve been keeping a bit of a secret for the last 5 years and that’s definitely been a strange feeling for me. I’ve always felt so comfortable sharing my life with all of you-so to have gone on this journey privately for half a decade has been isolating to say the least. However I needed that isolation to find a way to cope and to adapt to my new normal. I was so overwhelmed and wasn’t emotionally or mentally ready to bring more people on board. My life turned upside down and became completely consumed by our heartbreaking and often devastating fertility journey.”
She went on to share, “My husband and I have seemingly hit every roadblock imaginable from the moment we began this process in 2018 and since then I have been under anesthesia 24 times, have had 4 miscarriages, 4 D&C’s, 6 failed IVF transfers, 8 retrievals and a diagnosis of endometriosis that led me to 2 major surgeries. It has been an excruciatingly painful journey that has been filled with loss & dealing with the grief that comes along with that. We are lucky to have the ability to make our own embryos but pregnancy is another story. But I’m finally ready to talk about it and my husband and I couldn’t think of a better way to tell our story than through a podcast the two of us have created together.” Each week, the couple has been discussing their experience and shining light on infertility.
After Tara’s last miscarriage, she finally told herself, “‘Okay Tara, you’ve put your body through enough.’ That’s when I decided to think of other options.” That’s where the couple’s surrogacy journey began.
Congratulations to Tara and Todd on the arrival of baby Georgie! We wish them lots of love as they enjoy life as parents.
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