Rosanna Davison has shared the sweetest video, documenting her ‘miracle’ pregnancy journey and the birth of her twin boys, Hugo and Oscar.
The model and her husband Wes Quirke, who are already parents to little Sophia, welcomed their two sons to the world earlier this month.
After a week of observation in the Neonatal unit in the National Maternity Hospital, she returned home with her children where they’ve been settling into life as a family of five.
Taking some time to reflect on the last nine months, Rosanna shared a video marking the milestone moments from precious scans to the birth itself.
“24 hours home with our baby boys and think there’s still something in my eye… Sleep deprivation & hormones also to blame,” she said.
“But just wanted to share this glimpse into our miracle twin baby journey this year and say a heartfelt thank you for all of the love and support sent our way.”
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Rosanna and Wes welcomed their daughter Sophia 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.”