So after nearly 6 years from the initial decision to try for a baby and after much infertility treatment, pain, emotion, mileage, financial outlay and nerves – today at 8:34am our daughter finally arrived and about 2 weeks earlier than expected! Labor and pregnancy went well. She is 6 pounds five ounces and is doing fine. Photos below:
This will be my last post in the now strangely named ‘infertility category‘ but I will leave all posts up for posterity as a record of our experience and in the hope that it will give other childless and infertile couples hope that with the help of modern science, great doctors, nurses and midwives, they too can realise their dreams of having children..
The baby’s name will be:
“Hanne Jane Quinn”
Its the Danish version/spelling of “Hannnah” which means ‘Grace’ or ‘Thanks’ which is appropriate considering we have a lot of people to thank for her arrival! Emer used to work in Denmark as a child minder and loved the country. One of the children she looked after was “Hanne”.
To quote my friend – “Welcome to the world Hanne Jane Quinn, we hope you enjoy your stay”
One of the first pics!
Eimear was and is brilliant.
A bit scared she’ll break!