‼️⚠️Sensitive post⚠️‼️ 8/8/19 - Fertility Network UK

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‼️⚠️Sensitive post⚠️‼️ 8/8/19

After a week of drama; two failed sweeps due to baby’s heartbeat being on the high side, and being in hospital all day Tuesday (6th) on a drip and having to be monitored and also being in hospital all day today (Thursday 8th) for the same reason, I was rushed to theatre earlier for an emergency C Section as baby “wasn’t happy”. They had struggled all day to fit me with a cannula so weren’t able to stabilise her heart rate with fluids. I was going in for induction on the 9th anyway..

Meet Mary-Elizabeth Evalyn born by C Section at 9:54pm weighing 7lb6oz 😍

We’re both doing well, although I’m very tired, battered, bruised and quite sore now the anaesthetic has worn off.

Still can’t quite believe we are parents!!! 😳🤭😅🤪😁😍

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massive congratulations ♡ glad your both doing ok you just take it easy.... now time to enjoy lots of cuddles and making lits of memories xxx

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Wow shes here already! Big contrats!! So glad you finally got your miracle in the end 💕 so happy for you both. Enjoy your wee family and I hope you recover quickly. Much love 💖💕😘 xxx

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What a dramatic entrance for little Mary-Elizabeth!! Huge congratulations to your family of 3, now the fun begins!! xxx

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Congratulations! Hope you are feeling better soon Xx

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Simply the best news Congratulations lovely 💖 I had an emergency c section with Jax just take it easy as much as you can your body has been through a lot any questions drop me a message! Enjoy your little princess your happy ending starts here xxxx

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Congratulations xx

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Wow, what lovely news to awake to. Congratulations. Sending lots of love from Amgus, mikey and I xx

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Congratulations mummy now enjoy every moment and lots of rest to recover xxx

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Wow, huge congratulations Mummy and Daddy 🥰

You went through so much to get here, Mary-Elizabeth is going to be so loved.

Take care of yourself, the bruises will soon heal and become a distant memory while you enjoy a life of happiness with your family.

Love to you all

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Congratulations, wonderful news. Enjoy this special time together x

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Oh wow what a fabulous message to wake up to. Huge congratulations on the birth of your little girl.

She is here, you are both safe, how wonderful.

Get some rest and enjoy baby. Well done. Big hugs xxxxx

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So happy for you . What a journey you have had . I’ve followed you for a long time . Over the moon you got your happy ending x x ❤️

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So happy for you! Huge congratulations xx

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Congratulations! Hoping you have a speedy recovery! XXx

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Many congratulations! Amazing news! 😍

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Massive congratulations!! This has put such a smile on my face ❤️ Beautiful photo.. Enjoy absolutely every moment of becoming new parents xxxx

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I've been checking daily for this update. Congratulations so happy for you and wishing you a speedy recovery 💕💕 xxx

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Amazing. Many many congratulations. Sorry it was a bit traumatic in the latter stages. Wishing you a speedy recovery and lots of love to you as you enjoy Mary-Elizabeth x

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Awww, congratulations!! She is beautiful - sorry it didn't all go to plan but your baby is here now & that's all that matters! I hope you recover quickly - lots and lots of cuddles always help ❤❤ x

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Congratulations! Sorry you had a bit of a rough time with the labour but of course it's all worth it!! I'm so pleased for you xx

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Aww congratulations hunni, I’m so happy for you both!! Enjoy every second with your gorgeous daughter as it goes sooo fast. My baby boy is one already I was shocked how quick this year with him went xx

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Congratulations, enjoy every moment xx

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Is that your kitty in the pic?

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Many congrats, she is gorgeous. So pleased for you. xx

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This is just the best news! Massive congratulations to you both.

I've been waiting so long to see this post and it fills me with such happiness.

Enjoy your beautiful little girl xxxx

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I was just thinking about you wondering whether your little lady had arrived!! How amazing. Enjoy these first, precious newborn days with Mary-Elizabeth. Huge congratulations to you all 💗 xx

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Amazing news!! Congratulations on your little miracle baby girl. Gorgeous picture of you both & so happy for you and your partner! Have an amazing time now getting to know her and finally getting to enjoy parenthood xxxx

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Eek congrats! xx💕

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Huge congratulations to you both! Take care of yourself - you’ve been through a lot but it’s all worth it now little one is here in your arms xx

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So happy for you!!! Enjoy every second 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🥰🥰xx

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Oh wow! Congratulations! Thrilled for you and your family. Xx

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OMG massive congratulations mummy 🍾 Look at that little head x I’m so so so happy for you xx

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Oh wow amazing news to wake up too!!!! Your little lady is finally here, congratulations to you both!

Take it easy and enjoy your new bundle of joy xxxxxx

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Congratulations. I'm so happy for you that she's finally here. Rest up and enjoy being a mummy xx

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Aww Vicky!!!! Congratulations!!!!! As soon as i saw the date i was like yaaayyy shess herreeeee!!!

And my goodness you look amazing in the photo! Lol, you both look so peaceful and i know this is just the start of the most awesome journey for the three of you - be prepared for the reality to hit you- screams and sleepless nights! But enjoy every moment you can 😘😘😘

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Congratulations and well done you! So happy for you all. Hope you manage to get some rest xxx

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I’m so pleased she is safe and well, lots of emotions for you over the last few days. Your dream has now come true Vicky, this is the best news. I hope this gives HOPE to other ladies out there on this journey. Take care my love you have lots of healing to go through, sending love and hugs 🤗. Xxx

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❤️❤️❤️ congratulations!

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Yay congratulations hun. So pleased for u though sorry u had to go through quite an ordeal to get to that blimey. Hey bet all worth it a. Yay. Enjoy parenthood xx

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Gosh what a traumatic time but so so so so pleased you are both well and she is finally here! Many many congratulations mummy!! xx

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Congratulations x

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Huge congratulations. I’m 37+3 and just want my little man out and safe now. Enjoy your gorgeous girl 💕💕💕

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are those your 3 kitties in the pic as they are very handsome!

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Just the middle one. She’s two now 🥰

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Just a little kitten at 2 then. Our ginger tabby baby is 15 and spoilt and a sour old puss!

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Aw massive congratulations!! Xox

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Congratulations fantastic news! Hope you recover easily what a lovely photo xx

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Oh wow she is beautiful, massive congratulations, you both deserve to be parents so much. Enjoy this special time as a family of three 😍😃 xxx

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Wow! What a week you've had! Massive congratulations ! You must be thrilled XXX

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Such wonderful news. I'm so so happy for you. Infertility is a horrible experience for anyone but you went through so much to become a mummy. You truly deserve this. She's one lucky girl to have someone as strong as you as a mum. Lots of love to you all. Enjoy this amazing time xx

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Gigantic congrats!!!!! I am incredibly over the moon for you and your husband. Tearful that your moment has finally come and you are a mummy after so many trials and suffering. Huge congrats again. Wishing you a very speedy recovery. You had a rough time by sounds of things. Love your daughter's names! She is a good healthy size too! Welcome to the world baby Mary-Elizabeth with the 2 best parents!!! Lots of love to you all.. Xo

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Congratulations! Beautiful name for the little princess. xx

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Amazing news congratulations xxx

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Congratulations ❤️❤️

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This is the most perfect news 🥰❤️ a massive congratulations to you both! You are so strong and never gave up on your dream! Enjoy every minute you deserve it ❤️ x

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Aww im so happy for you 😁😁😁

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Oh Tugs I had tears in my eyes opening your post 😍 the biggest well done to you both, after what you’ve been through it was never going to be a straightforward birth was it 😂 glad she’s here safe and in your arms 🥰 I had emergency section too, you just do whatever’s necessary don’t you?! Enjoy every moment and take it very easy with your recovery xxxxxxx

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I had tears in my eyes as well when I heard the nappy news!

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I’ve been watching for your update😍 Many many congratulations🥰 enjoy every minute xxxx

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Wonderful news Congratulations ! At last your tough journey has ended in the best way possible

The photo is brilliant look after yourself Mummy and hope you soon recover and enjoy your beautiful little princess x

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So glad she’s here safe. Congratulations to you both!

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Massive congratulations ❤️❤️❤️

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I'm so over the moon for you both Vicky!!💗 lovely to see you have your beautiful precious daughter in your arms now, been such a long hard journey for you guys!! Wishing you all the best as a family and hope you have a speedy recovery!! Lots of love, give that little one an extra squeeze from me.💞xx

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Congratulations! You truly have been a warrior through all of this process.... may your days be filled with cuddles from now on! Xxx

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Congratulations💖

Enjoy your little princes!! xxxx

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Have been waiting for this post!! Bet you are both quite relieved - what a week!! Now your little girl is finally here 😍😍😍

Huge congratulations, so happy for you x x x

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Congratulations hun. She’s beautiful. Hope you have a smooth recovery and enjoy every precious moment with your gorgeous girl! Xx

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I’ve been waiting for this update excitedly. So very thrilled for you both. welcome to the world Mary what a lovely name😍 She’s absolutely adorable well done mummy & such a good healthy weight ❤️

My biggest advice is to sleep whenever Mary is sleeping to catch on sleep. My health visitor advised me although we are no longer pregnant obviously after having a baby we are not “normal women!” & it takes about 6 weeks after birth for your body to get back to normal- maybe even longer after a c section. That’s pretty major surgery bless you wishing you a good recovery.

So glad Marys here I know how are anxious you were I was same with Francesca I couldn’t relax until she was here. Congratulations again & enjoy every moment with Mary ❤️xoxo

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Congratulations! You must be so happy! Hope you have a speedy recovery and enjoy the little bundle :)

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Aww congratulations lovely. I am so pleased you got your little miracle. Welcome to the world little one. I love the name. Take it easy and be kind to yourself xx

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Congratulations! Sounds like it's been a rough few days but hopefully now you can try and recover from it all. Such a beautiful name. Enjoy every moment with your little one xx

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Oh Gosh!! Congratulations! You were in the right place for them to look after you both. Take it easy and try to rest and recover while looking after your new little bundle. What a beautiful name 💕

Have all the cuddles and snuggles you’ve been dreaming of! Congratulations Mummy! What a journey! Xxx

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Oh wow amazing! Congratulations!!! And on my birthday lol. Enjoy! Hope the section was ok and your up on your feet soon xx

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Massive congratulations to you both! 😍❤️🥰 you’ve done it! 💪 🙏 enjoy every moment xxx

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Huge congratulations! Enjoy every moment xx

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I am so thrilled for you - and what a lovely name! Congratulations. xx

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Awww what a lovely update so pleased for you both, massive congratulations. Take it easy and enjoy every minute xxx

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Lovely lovely news. So pleased your little princess is here safely. Sending you massive congratulations, enjoy every moment of being a mummy at last xxx

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This gave me goosebumps of happiness for you.,. Massive congratulations to you and your family... enjoy xx😊😘💗💗

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Many many congratulations, so much perseverance and strength gave you guys your little miracle! You give hope to us all. Wishing you so much happiness with your little girl. X

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Huge congratulations I so happy for you both, enjoy every second with her, my baby girl is 20months now and it seriously goes soooo quick!! Wishing you a speedy recovery, c sections are hard core so don’t try and be superwoman as it will hit you like a brick believe me lol. She is beautiful 💞🥰 xxx

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Wow this is something I have wanted to see for a very long time. How exciting. Congratulations you so deserve this ❤️

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Just the best news, so delighted for you both! Hope you have a speedy recovery 💕🎉 xx

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So happy for you!!!! What an amazing little girl. Take care ❤️❤️❤️ xxxx

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Hugs congratulations! Amazing news xx

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Massive congratulations mummy! It will take a while to get used to that name 😍 oh bless I feel your pain. C section ain't easy I felt I'd missed out in the first few days. Well you rest and enjoy your beautiful bundle of joy! Take care hun xx

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Congratulations! Not only on the birth of your daughter but also on your bravery through this long journey. Enjoy every moment xx

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Congratulations and welcome Mary to the world.

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Oh Vicky! Congratulations Mumma! You did it! Welcome to the world Mary-Elizabeth! And loads of love to you all for this beautiful new adventure xxx 💖

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Congratulations!!! Wishing you all the best with your precious little girl! Xx

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Huge congratulations!! 🎉🎉 So pleased you’ve got your happy ending 💖 xx

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Amazing news! Congratulations. We have both been through struggles at the same time and now we both have our ivf miracles. Rest up and enjoy motherhood x

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Massive congratulations! She is beautiful :) Her little hat is just like the one Summer had when she was born (emergency section like you due to high heart rate after failed induction). You have come so far and helped so many people including me so enjoy your new addition. Love her name too xx

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Pain will go (hopefully soon!) but you will be parents forever!!!! Massive congratulations!!!! Xxx

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Huge congratulations to you both. So so happy for you xx

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Congratulations 😍❤️🥰 wonderful news!! Xx

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Huge congratulations 😍💖 xxx

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Aaaahhhhh she’s here!! Congratulations on a mammoth labour effort and a lovely happy outcome. Good luck for your recovery and for the tough early days at home. Such an uplifting story that you got a happy ending xx

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Huge congrats to you all 😀 💗 x

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Lovely news delighted for you. Congrats xx

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❤️ Huge congratulations, well done Mum x

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Massive congratulations amazing !! Xxx

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Awww just saw the news, absolutely thrilled congratulations! Wishing you all the best🥰🥰🥰

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You and your husband so deserve your baby girl. Your hearts must be so full 💖💖💖💖💖💖 massive congratulations and well done for being such a warrior xxxxxxxx

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Congratulations on the safe arrival of baby Mary-Elizabeth!

It made my morning reading that that she arrived safe and sound. It's always nice to see someone who has really struggled get their happy ending eventually and it gives the struggling ones hope that one day their stars will. align and will get their baby eventually.

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Congratulations! So pleased the little one arrived safely after everything you have been through Xxx

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Aww welcome baby Mary Elizabeth from another Mary Elizabeth here! Beautiful!

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Massive congrats. Enjoy every second xxx

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Congratulations 💗✨💗🌈

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Huge congratulations!! Sorry you’ve had a rough time but amazing news baby girl is here! Xxxx

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OMG congratulations!!!! Wow beautiful picture and such a happy moment. So glad you all. Take all the time to enjoy the best moment of your lives. Xxxxx

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Beautiful news xxxx enjoy this for a life time :) thrilled and so pleased for u all xxx

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Hooray! Welcome Mary-Elizabeth, what a beautiful name. It sounds like you’ve had a scary time - I hope you recover quickly and settle into life with your precious bundle. Make sure you put your feet up with Mary-Elizabeth and enjoy getting to know each other. 💕

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Hurrah! You did it! Well done. Sorry to hear you are sore but wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery from the c-section. Enjoy every minute, parenthood is brill xx

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Congratulations to you all! Beautiful name! You have done it! Always knew you would, enjoy every moment x

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Been thinking of you all week, huge heartfelt congratulation. Well done mamma. Xx

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Huge huge congratulations to you both! Such lovely news to read, so very pleased for you xx

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Congratulations! THis is really wonderful :)

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💗💗💗 beautiful! I’m so happy for all 3 of you! Hope you get home and settled and enjoying being the parents you’ve longed to be! Xx

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Oh gosh. I am so so happy for you. After everything you’ve been through you deserve this so much. I hope you recover quickly from your section and aren’t kept in hospital too long. Make the most of the newborn cuddles. Time goes far too quickly and before you know it she’ll be walking and talking x

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Huge congratulations! I love this post!x

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Aww this is lovely 😊 massive congratulations to you both, you so deserve this and I’m so happy for you. Enjoy every second 🥰 xxx

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Congratulations to a wonderful family! I'm sure the happiness will help numb the pain xx

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Aah the post I’ve been waiting for!!! Biggest of congratulations and love to you all 💕

My best advice is to take each day as it comes, breathe in every precious moment ( believe me they don’t stay small for long and change so quickly!) and above all don’t expect too much of yourself. I got upset because, despite following forceps, cut and a tear, I struggled up my stairs like an old lady even after 2 weeks or couldn’t walk more than 15 minutes without getting exhausted. I totally underestimated how long recovery takes let alone adjusting to being a mamma. Gentle baby steps and enjoy!! 🥰🥰❤️

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Massive congratulations!! And what a lively name as well. Soooo pleased for you Tugs!!

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Congratulations 💗💗✨

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Oh wow! Congratulations, I've been waiting for your post 😍 Enjoy every moment with your new little one xxx

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Oh my gosh this made me cry. I’ve been waiting for this news! You have your baby ❤️

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Congratulations 🥰🥰

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So thrilled for you both! What a glorious time for you all. I’m sure your little girl will know every day just how much she has been wanted and worked for. She will grow learning that her mummy and daddy are fierce warriors. xxx

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Thank you everyone 😍

Most of you know the difficult journey I’ve had in getting to this point.. I’m not going to lie, it’s been the hardest challenge I ever experienced in my 39 years of life but it’s made me a stronger and more resilient person because of it. When this journey kicks you, hard, and you feel like you have nothing left to give, lick your wounds, stagger to your feet and then get up and carry on with the plan, even if that plan is a new plan - don’t ever let it beat you or make you think you’re not worthy or that you’re not “enough” because you are. Baby or no baby, you matter. I always believed that.

Pregnancy hasn’t been easy, physically I didn’t have an easy one, mentally, in some ways it was even harder. The birth ended up being traumatic, all my best laid plans out the window. I cried today and I cried yesterday for the pain I’m in, for how useless I feel - physically, because this isn’t the start I imagined it would be. Before a C Section I thought it would be the easy option but trust me when I say this; it isn’t easy. It’s bloody hard. I didn’t know how hard, so whether you opt for one or have to have one, do not feel guilty. It is not the “easy” option.

I have also cried tears of gratitude for a time that I never thought I’d see. For how beautiful my little girl is, she really is perfect. Silly thing is that she still doesn’t feel real; she’s like this eating, pooping, sleeping, crying little doll. Being a mummy, a family, will take a while to sink in. I do know this though; I love her. With all my heart. I’ve loved her for a long time.

Good luck to you all. I sincerely hope that everyone here has found or will find their own happiness in whatever form that takes. This isn’t goodbye, I’ll be hanging around (like a bad smell lol) if you’ll still have me because I’d be honoured.

Lots of love and luck,

Vicky xx

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Such wonderful news that she’s safely here. Congratulations! Xx

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Omg!!!! Wow just wow!! I only come on here to see if there were people I still New on here and I see this post!! Massive congratulations lovely, can’t believe she is finally here!! Now is your time to finally be that mummy you deserve to be.

Good news all round as I found out yesterday that I’m finally pregnant too 🎉🎉

I wish you all the happiness to you both as a family of 3 xxx

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Many congratulations on your bfp xx

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Absolutely beautiful true words I can really identify with everything you’ve said. ❤️ it’s nice to have others here who’ve been through it & have come out the other side.I’m glad you’re staying here still. xoxo

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Thanks Jess xx

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Amazing, lovely photo, congratulations xxx rest up!

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Fingers crossed all is well with you and your little one. You’re another one that’s been here a long long time xx

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Having a private scan tomorrow (10 weeks 2 days) so fingers crossed xxx

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🤞🏻🤞🏻 😘 xx

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Wow been waiting for this news for ages, congratulations to you both enjoy its amazing it truly is xxx

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Massive congratilations honey🎉❤️Wish u all the best with your little new family member🌹🌹🌹

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Such a happy news, congrats!! Have a fantastic life you all 3 together🧡❤️

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A whopping congratulations! So excited to see your update and that your time has finally come. The hard work isn’t over, but at least the big uncertainties are over. You’ve got your big prize, you warrior! Now it’s only time until you can drive real rollercoasters together 😉 🎢

Enjoy every precious moment together and good luck healing from the c section, they’re no walk in the park! Xx

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Huge congratulations to you!💐✨✨❤️

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Huge congratulations xxxx

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The best news. You got there.

So so happy for you.

X

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Congratulations. What lovely news. Am so happy for you. Hope you are recovering and are all home now xx

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Congratulations, so so pleased for u 😊xox

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Huge congratulations, so happy to see your post 💜💛🧡

Shes is beautiful and what a lovely pic xx

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Congratulations xxx

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Lovely news! Congratulations! It sounds like she was just causing a little bit more drama before she made her entrance! I remember you from when I started IVF.

I had a similar experience, 5 days of induction and then an emergency c section. Not easy but when you've been through IVF I think you can handle anything! Just make sure you take it easy and don't do too much with your scar for the first 6 weeks. 8/8 is significant in that it's the "lions gate" in astrology, one of the most lucky days of the year and you certainly got your lucky day! Take care of you and your beautiful girl! Xx

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Now the fun begins! So happy to see shes finally with you. That's one precious baby right there x

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OMG she is gorgeous

Congratulations

Hope u feel better soon

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Don’t know how I missed this!

Congratulations, hope you are enjoying every moment with your little princess 💗 even the sleepless nights x

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What brilliant news, congratulations to you all. Don't come on here very often lately but this is the first thing I saw. So happy for you xxxxx

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Huge congratulations. I’m so so pleased for you!! Enjoy her!! Xx

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Congratulations. Happy to hear your news.

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Aww huge congratulations both wonderful news and what a little beauty Mary is 😍💖 xxxx

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Massive congratulations, you have a beauty there xx

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Congratulations xx

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Such wonderful news,I am over the moon for you both,you really deserve this. You can finally start to enjoy motherhood xx

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Can’t believe I missed the news 🙈 Congratulations! Hope by now you are a little less sore, you’re probably still crying at times though 😉 x

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Yes I am lol. A little less sore too.. xx

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