Morgan Spoor, young widow, gives birth to twin babies
Morgan Amyx Spoor gave birth by caesarean section March 16 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, growing her family by four little feet –- those of her twin babies, Gregory Beckett and Amelia Lee. The babies, born at 30 weeks gestation, are named for their father, the late Gregory Lee Spoor, who died in a car crash Nov. 29, 2017.
The first baby, Beckett, was born at 8:12 a.m., weighing 3 pounds 14 ounces and measuring 17.5 inches long. Amelia was born one minute later, weighing 3 pounds 8 ounces and measuring 17 inches long. Beckett and Amelia join Morgan’s other children, siblings Chase and Avery.
Morgan had been at Cox South Hospital since Feb. 3, when a severe bleed caused her doctors concern. Although she had been doing well in the hospital, she endured another bleed Thursday, which led her doctors to decide to move forward with the c-section ahead of schedule. Shortly after the babies’ birth, Beckett was intubated to help him breathe, and Amelia was having some sleep apnea issues; however, Morgan said Monday the twins are doing well now.
“The babies are in NICU and are doing great!” Morgan told the Times. “Both are breathing on their own now. So, we’re just working on gaining some weight now.”
Morgan, who was featured in a recent Times article about continuing her husband Greg Spoor’s dream business after his unexpected death in November (“Continuing his dream: Young, pregnant widow finds healing, comfort in keeping husband’s dream business going,” Feb. 7), posted to Facebook a few hours after the babies were born.
“Look what Greg left for me!” she said in the post, which included photos of the babies.
Morgan was released from the hospital Sunday and is staying in the nearby Ronald McDonald house, a large residential facility where parents of sick and injured children can stay, free of charge, while their children are at the hospital. The facility is operated by a non-profit organization.
“Thank you for the continued prayers. We still have a long stay ahead of us, but we are all doing good,” Morgan posted to her Facebook page Sunday afternoon.