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Our precious rainbow baby boy, Max Hunter Hugh Young, was born at 12.29pm on 15th October 2018. At that very moment, our storm passed and the excruciating wait for him was FINALLY OVER. The relief, the happiness, the sadness, the exhaustion, the pain and THE LOVE! It was so overwhelming, but one of the very best moments of my life. I can finally breathe again and for the first time in almost two years, I FEEL COMPLETELY ALIVE.

Max has a hypnotic calmness about him, he’s an old soul like his mamma and I am utterly obsessed with him! As if our little rainbow baby, miracle IVF baby wasn’t special enough, he came one week early arriving on International Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day { PAIL Day } If that wasn’t a sign from his sister above, I don’t know what is. I had a feeling he would come on that day and I was right. What a poetic beginning for our little guy and a beautiful connection to Charlotte’s chapter. 

I won’t write too much today, as the below images and the emotion attached to each moment speaks for itself. A HUGE thank you to my dear friend and midwife, Erin Gregory (Your Empowered Birth) who has been by my side for all three of my births – MG, Charlotte and Max. I treasure our friendship and I wouldn’t want to do labour (or life!) without you. Kelly Jordan, thank you for photographing Max’s arrival, as well as both of my girls. You once again have captured such raw and honest moments that I will swoon over forever. Dr Melissa Cameron (Melbourne IVF), thank you again for helping us conceive Max and being such an amazing support throughout the process. Dr Lionel Steinberg and your entire team (Keren, Erin, Linda & Brenda), thank you for safely delivering my third baby. I will miss my visits, but I’m definitely tapping out now sorry! Abbey and Pip, my midwives in the birthing suite – thank you! Each and every one of you were part of our rainbow. 

SJ x



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15th October 2018 : International Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day / An estimated one in four pregnancies (103,000) end in miscarriage in Australia each year, while approximately 3,000 babies are either stillborn or die in the first 28 days after birth. If you wish to make a donation, I would ask that you visit SANDS Australia or Bears of Hope. Thank you, SJ x