A FAMILY are celebrating their first Christmas with their "miracle" baby.
Seven-month-old Layton-Reece Roberts was born against all odds after Glen and Judith Roberts were told they could never conceive.
Judith, of Moor Close, Beaumont Park, said: "I feel so privileged and thankful every day I see him because we were told it would never happen.
"There were so many people praying for us but after consultants confirmed it could never happen I had accepted it. But my husband never stopped praying and wasn't surprised when it happened."
Nurse Judith, 38, was 21 when doctors broke the news she may never have children after discovering she was suffering from polycystic ovaries.
"I had a scan and they found I was producing cysts instead of eggs," she said. "I was devastated because I always wan- ted children but they said I could conceive with treatment."
She married Glen when she was 26 and the couple tried to start a family.
"When nothing happened naturally I started taking tablets," she said. "When that didn't work the next course of treatment was injections but the tablets had made me so low and emotional, my GP was reluctant to give me them because there was only a 30% chance I would conceive."
Considering the options the couple decided to adopt and were introduced to Alice, now seven, when she was six months old.
"She was such a joy. She was a miracle too," said Judith. But it was when Alice started asking for a sibling the couple's thoughts returned to babies.
"It was getting harder to put Alice to bed because when we said prayers she would ask for a brother or sister," said Judith, whose husband is a full-time elder at Huddersfield Christian Fellowship.
"We went to see a consul- tant at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary who confirmed it was never going to happen and said there was only a 35% chance with IVF."
But after a spell of sickness last year she returned to the doctor's and had another pregnancy test.
"I was flabbergasted when it was positive and so was the nurse. I phoned Glen, but he wasn't surprised."
Layton-Reece was born on May 20 weighing 6lb 3oz.