When proud parents Ali and Derek Dodd welcomed their second son into the world, they felt that their lives couldn’t get much better. Their firstborn, Presley, five, was happy to become a big brother, and the young couple took adorable footage of baby Shepard settling in at the family home in Oklahoma.
Given that his parents had struggled with fertility problems for some time, Shepard was a “special baby” for the Dodds. Following several miscarriages, Ali, 33, had finally given birth to a healthy son – and she was delighted with her beautiful new boy. “[Shepard] had a life ahead with limitless possibilities,” doting dad Derek, a teacher, wrote on YourTango.