Story of Motherhood from AprilPhillips, New Zealand
This inspiring story of one Mother's miracle baby comes to us from AprilPhillips in New Zealand.
I have a miracle baby we named Celine. She was born the day before Celine Dion's twins were born. I had suffered 6 miscarriages over 10 years and been through unsuccessful IVF. I had given up trying and tried to accept my fate - that I would never be a mother.
In March 2010, at age 44, I made a huge life decision and went to University to complete a Masters degree. I discovered I was pregnant on the second day of the course. I was shocked to be pregnant at such an age, but waited for the inevitable to happen. I didn't even go to the doctors. I just waited for the miscarriage. But for some reason, we will never know why, the pregnancy hung in there. My baby was due on the very same day that my thesis was due! It was a high risk pregnancy with all sorts of scares along the way, but on 24th October 2010 (two weeks early and four days after I delivered my thesis) our healthy, beautiful daughter Celine was born. Just a couple of weeks short of my 45th birthday. A true miracle. She has just turned 18 months old and I still feel like the luckiest woman on the planet. Our story made the newspaper and magazines here in New Zealand. Sadly we have never seen Celine live. We flew to Sydney once but the concert was cancelled due to Celine suffering from a virus. We hope one day Celine will see her namesake perform. I am a singer/songwriter and here is a link to a song of mine that I have dedicated to her called "I Will Never Stop Loving You". Hope you like it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ94NzPbC98
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