Model, actress, nutritionist and new mum Rosanna Davison and her husband Wesley Quirke are expecting twin boys this November.
Last year saw the multi-hyphenate and Quirke welcome their first child, Sophia Rose Quirke, by gestational surrogacy. Now, Davison is delighted to reveal that she is pregnant with a due date in four month's time.
"We are absolutely thrilled to complete our family and for our daughter Sophia to have two siblings so close in age to her," the former Miss World wrote in an Instagram post.
Earlier this year, Rosanna revealed to Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show that she and Wes had suffered 14 miscarriages since first beginning to try for a baby at the end of 2015, a year after they married.
"As I’ve spoken openly about this year, we struggled with fourteen pregnancy losses over the past few years and a challenging fertility journey before finally welcoming Sophia last November by gestational surrogate.
"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," she wrote on Instagram.
"So for this to just happen naturally, and to have twins too by complete chance, is an absolute dream come true for us.
"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. We still can’t quite believe it ourselves and it’s taken a long time to properly process it and feel ready to share the news."
She finished her post with an optimistic note for hopeful parents who have experienced similar misfortunes.
"Fertility miracles may take some time, but they really can happen in the most unexpected and magical ways. As always, sending so much love to those of you still on your baby journey. Never give up hope."
Main image by @rosanna_davison