A gift from above

Family welcomes Christmas baby

By JENNIFER COHRON, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 1/2/18

CORDOVA — A local couple who had struggled to conceive saw their prayers answered when their son arrived on Christmas Day.

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A gift from above

Family welcomes Christmas baby

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CORDOVA — A local couple who had struggled to conceive saw their prayers answered when their son arrived on Christmas Day.

Aiden Jack Ragsdale was born at Walker Baptist Medical Center on Monday, Dec. 25 to Adam and Taylor Ragsdale of Cordova.

“For us to even be able to have a child and then for him to be born on Christmas Day, it was the ultimate Christmas gift,” the proud father said on Friday.

The Ragsdales have been married for five years. Both had been told that it would be difficult for them to have a child because of medical conditions that each had overcome in the past.

After trying for two years to no avail, the couple received a call on their anniversary in October 2016 about two siblings related to Adam who needed a home.

The Ragsdales were granted custody of the girls, age 12 and 9. Their 2-month-old brother joined them in February.

Within a month of becoming a family of five, the couple found out that they were expecting.

Aiden Ragsdale was due on Jan. 6 but was born at 4:03 a.m. on Christmas after Taylor went into labor on Christmas Eve. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 and 3/4 inches long.

“He was as healthy as he could be,” Adam Ragsdale said.

The hospital staff celebrated with the couple by dressing Aiden in a Santa suit.

Though some family members worry about him having a Dec. 25 birthday, Aiden will likely share a party with his adopted brother Will, who was born on Dec. 14.

“God’s really blessed us. To see these prayers get answered, it’s been one blessing after another,” Ragsdale said.