Kara DioGuardi is going to be a mom!
The former American Idol judge, and Grammy-nominated songwriter, tells People that she and husband Mike McCuddy will welcome their first child via gestational surrogate in the coming weeks.
â€œWe are eagerly awaiting the healthy and happy birth of our son Greyson James Carroll McCuddy,â€ DioGuardi, 42, tells PEOPLE.
After years of struggling with fertility issues and multiple failed IVF attempts, the couple, who wed in 2009, decided to explore other paths to parenthood â€” including adoption and surrogacy.
In the end, says DioGuardi, â€œWe made a personal decision to try with a surrogate. I asked someone we knew, a friend. And on the first try, it worked.â€
â€œWeâ€™re praying for our surrogate, that she gets through this and that itâ€™s as easy on her as it can possibly be, because sheâ€™s been a gem throughout the whole process,â€ says the songwriter and music publisher.
â€œIâ€™ve got two people on my mind: her and the baby. Sheâ€™s given us this incredible gift.â€
Congrats to the couple!