Worth the Wait: Such a Big Miracle in Such a Little Girl
Interview with baby Georgia’s mom:
What was your pregnancy like?
“It was a very easy pregnancy, aside from being “geriatric” and feeling nauseous the entire time!”
Has the journey to pregnancy been different than you expected? How so?
“I envisioned getting pregnant naturally, with a husband, but life didn’t turn out that way. So after 5 rounds of IUI, 2 rounds of IVF and 2 miscarriages, I was thrilled to welcome little Georgie.”
Has the journey through pregnancy been different than you expected? How so?
“I didn’t have the traditional ‘partner’ support, but my mom has been great, and my friends have been incredibly supportive and kind,”
Did you find out if you were having a boy or girl?
“I had a girl and boy embryo, and picked the girl. I knew the last miscarriage was a boy, so though I might have a different outcome with a baby girl – and I did!”
What was it like seeing your baby for the first time?
“Incredible. It was hard because she was whisked over to be examined by the NICU team, s not exactly what I thought, but that first skin to skin (and later the first feed) was a moment I will never forget.”
Did your baby look like what you expected?
“No. I actually think she looks like me and I was expecting her to look like a complete stranger (i.e. the donor). I even thought she looked a little ‘weird’ in the sonogram pictures, so I wasn’t sure what to expect! Pleasantly surprised.”
When did it really hit home that you are a mom?
“Night two in the hospital. My mom went home sick and it was just me and the baby. She cried a lot and I realized I was it for her. The mom.”
What has surprised you most about motherhood so far?
“How much I love her!”
What have the first few days with the baby at home been like?
“Not much sleep, but it’s been such fun. And it’s going by too fast – I feel like she’s already grown and changed so much!”
What is your favorite little detail about your baby?
“Facial expressions she makes when she’s sleeping and the little cries she makes when she thinks she’s never going to eat again.”
How did you decide on your baby’s name?
“I named her after my grandmother, Betty George, who passed away in 2016 and whose money I used to do the second round of IVF. Her middle name, Cole, is after my brother.”
Any advice for other new moms out there?
“Be flexible – having a birth plan/feeding plan is great, but it might not go exactly as planned and it helps to roll with the punches. Feel like this is good prep for parenthood.”
Welcome to the world, baby girl! You have such an incredibly strong, caring and amazing mother who is going to love you more than words can express. It was an honor to be able to take these photos of you and your mommy!
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