Rosanna Davison has been savouring every moment with her baby boys since their arrival last week, and while bonding with little Oscar, she was sure to capture the sweet moment as she held him close.
The model and her husband Wes Quirke welcomed their identical twin boys to the world last Wednesday in the National Maternity Hospital, where they’ve remained for the last few days.
Enjoying some mother and son time, Rosanna cradled her little boy. “Newborn snuggles with Oscar,” she said alongside the snap.
It was a weekend of mixed emotions for Rosanna and Wes, as their daughter Sophia turned one, but the new mum couldn’t be with her to celebrate.
“Hard to believe that Sophia arrived into the world a year ago…what a year it’s been,” she said on social media.
“Cake, balloons, cuddles and pressies planned for a belated celebration when I’m home from hospital.”
Rosanna and Wes welcomed their daughter via surrogacy last November following years of fertility struggles.
After 14 heartbreaking miscarriages, Rosanna believed she’d never carry her own children, but to her delight, fell pregnant with the boys earlier this year.
“I was told that I would probably never be able to carry my own baby due to a suspected immune system dysfunction, which numerous different medical treatments failed to rectify.
“So for this to just happen naturally, and to have twins too by complete chance, is an absolute dream come true for us,” she said.
“My doctor can’t offer a medical explanation for why I have been able to sustain this pregnancy and it will probably always remain one of life’s mysteries.
“However, we found out I was pregnant after the first month of lockdown when I was far more physically relaxed than I’ve been in years and enjoying the slow pace of family life at home, despite the anxiety and sadness in the outside world. So perhaps that time out from the stress of busy everyday life made all the difference.”
The pair learned of her pregnancy in mid-April, but kept it completely private for a few weeks.
“We held onto our lovely secret for a long time because our past fertility challenges have taught us not to get excited about a positive pregnancy test,” she said.
“Losses at any stage of pregnancy are traumatic and can make it more difficult to really believe that your family dreams might come true.”
She continued, “Over the past couple of years, I had done a lot of work on myself to make peace with the idea that I was the girl who would never be able to carry her own child or that I may never even have a family of my own, so the last few months have been a process of reversing what I thought I knew and had accepted about myself. I actually think we’re still in shock.”