Wife of Detriot Lions Quarterback Kelly Stafford is Pregnant One Year After 12-Hour Brain Surgery

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and his wife Kelly have announced that they are expecting their fourth child a year after Kelly’s extensive brain surgery, Yahoo! reports. The couple decided to share the good news with their friends in an Instagram post from Disneyland.

“Got to enjoy one of the most magical places with my husband and 3 of our kiddos. Not pictured: our middle baby girl, Huntie,” wrote Kelly. “Baby Stafford #4 due this summer (no worries, well before training camp).”

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The couple doesn’t yet know the gender of their child, but this mama is understandably feeling exhausted. “I had zero energy. This pregnancy had been my toughest yet.. messing more so with my head and my balance, making me sick and constantly worried something else was wrong,” Kelly admitted in a separate post.

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This game was a few weeks after I told Matthew I was expecting, well really before he found out. The day I found out I was pregnant, was the same day Matthew found out he had broken his back. With that news, I decided I would keep the pregnancy to myself because for so long we had been so worried about my brain and my recovery, I didn’t want him to have to think about me continuing to recover while growing a baby.. I wanted him to have a clear mind so that he could have a quick, successful recovery himself. That lasted 3 days. Matthew is sometimes too smart for his own good. While I was so focused on him, he was focused on me, with the littlest of things clueing him into what was going on. He asked if I was, I said yes, and we hugged it out. The next month & a half was hard and exhausting. Our 3 little ones were extremely sick for weeks, at least one of them throwing up a day.. everyone telling us it was a virus so they fought like the little warriors they are, only for it to turn into pneumonia. Poor things were not themselves for too long. I had zero energy. This pregnancy had been my toughest yet.. messing more so with my head & my balance, making me sick & constantly worried something else was wrong. Then there was my incredible husband trying to keep it together while dealing with his own health issue… & all of this with the holidays were quickly approaching.. & we all know how busy & hectic the holidays are. We made it through, completing all the holiday traditions we had made thus far as a family.. but we were very ready for these tables to turn. They did. At the beginning of jan, after strong antibiotics, our girls started to gain their personalities & weight back. Matthew had gotten word that his back had completely healed and because of symptoms I was having, I got an MRI on my brain that showed no residual from surgery & everything looked normal. We finally felt like we had caught a break. The past 15 months have really taken a toll on me and my family. Next month will mark a year from my brain surgery. It is a year that has helped my family grow in numbers and in strength, but it is a year that I never want to revisit. #StaffordStrong

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“We won’t know whether the Stafford kids will continue as a girl squad or if a little brother will enter the craziness until baby is here. Excited and exhausted!”

The couple already has three young girls. And the strong mama ensured fans that this will be their last child. “Yes, we are done after this,” Kelly shared during one of her Instagram Stories. “Stafford party of 6 will stay a party of 6.”

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The expectant mom underwent brain surgery last spring to remove a slow-growing tumor. The surgery caused her to lose balance on her right side and she had to essentially re-learn how to move again. 

Doctors warned her that it would take about a year for her to make a full recovery. The resilient mama was seen celebrating her successful recovery by skydiving with her pro-athlete husband earlier this year. Congratulations to this happy and healthy couple!

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