For Hannah Vaughan Jones and husband Lewis, holding their little boy feels like a miracle.
Baby Sonny is the result of 15 rounds of IVF during the couple’s 6-year pregnancy struggle.
It took them six heartbreaking years to achieve this unforgettable moment.
A TV presenter on CNN, Hannah said: “We genuinely thought we might never be parents.
“So when they first placed Sonny on my chest, I bawled my eyes out. The tears just kept falling. Even covered in goo, he was perfect and the emotion was simply overwhelming.”
Also a newsreader, Lewis said: “We both cried our eyes out. I felt such love but also relief.
“I thought: ‘There he is, we’ve actually done it’. It was like we’d been holding a breath all those years and could finally let it go.”
It was in 2013 when the couple from south-west London started trying for a baby. Two years later, they agreed to try IVF but more heartache followed when their round on the NHS wasn’t successful.
Hannah, who was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries, was found to have a heart-shaped and tilted uterus, making pregnancy difficult.
In 2016, they signed up to different private clinics and started a series of IVF rounds.
“Besides being endlessly poked and prodded, I went through so much emotional pain — and felt such a failure,” Hannah expressed.
“The wounds of the inevitable highs and lows will be forever printed in my mind.”
Lewis added: “Those first few rounds were hard. Nobody knew we were having IVF so we just carried this burden of crushed hope in silence.”
Finally, a miracle happened in 2019 just when Lewis and Hannah had decided to give up on IVF.
“We had zero expectation of that last one working. We even had a clinic booked for the donor process. Then suddenly Hannah is pregnant . . . and stays pregnant.
“Just as we had made our peace with not having our own biological child, that very last embryo of our last IVF round works. It is simply amazing.”
Baby Sonny was born via c-section at 38 weeks. Congratulations, Hannah and Lewis!
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