Meet newborn twins Preston George and Nash Gordon and big sister Violet Kate.
For those of you who don’t know our friends Amanda and Craig Davis, it would be only but an understatement to say they are some of the most inspirational and strong parents I know.
For many years, Amanda and Craig had been trying to start their own family – including assistance with fertility treatment for three and a half of those years. After struggling to fall pregnant with fertility treatments, Amanda and Craig turned to IVF Repromed who implanted one of their fertilised embryo and with delight, the news came that the one little embryo had split in to two and they were expecting twin girls.
Amanda tragically went in to early labour and delivered her beautiful girls Harper and Lila at 20.5 weeks. Amanda and Craig felt blessed to have been able to spend a few moments with them before they said goodbye.
At Amanda and Craig’s next IVF egg collection, one was implanted and another frozen. Nine months later, Amanda delivered the most beautiful little girl, Violet Kate. She is such a gorgeous little thing always go, go, go and oh so happy!
Now, here comes the fascinating part…. The embryo taken from the same cycle as Violet (and frozen) was later implanted in to Amanda and yet again, split in to two! At 30 weeks, Amanda went in to early labour at the Mount Gambier Hospital and delivered two very healthy but little premature babies – Preston (1.69kg) and Nash (1.79kg). They were flown straight to Adelaide where the family lived for the next 45 days at Flinders Hospital NICU. This was such a long way from home, I completely admired their strength during this time, Craig often having to drive back and forth to Mount Gambier to manage their business Davis Golf Solutions while little Violet came for the ride.
At the time of our shoot, Preston and Nash were 12 weeks old (or 3 weeks corrected) and aren’t they little rippers! Two of the most beautiful boys I have seen!
About three weeks after our shoot, the bloody Mount Gambier weather took a turn and so did these beautiful boys. Preston and Nash have spent the past week in intensive care at the Mount Gambier Hospital with Bronchiolitis. Hopefully the boys will be home soon, they are improving every day. This family has had their fair share of hospital stays and I think we will all agree, this is enough now! I officially nominate Amanda and Craig as parents of the century!
Thank you so much Davis’ for allowing me to share your story – Amanda says stories just like hers gave her great hope in the beginning of their journey and she hopes that the story of their journey will do the same for others going through similar experiences.
Amanda received great support from Pregnancy Loss Australia after losing Harper and Lila and would recommend contacting them for support if you need.