A battle fought, a battle won, our prize it’s worth the fight…..
A journey we have traveled on…..and now the world is right.
Sometimes when a little love comes into my studio I know their story, sometimes I don’t, but always, I know they are a miracle and meant to be here. Today’s sweet princess was no exception. I have been patiently waiting to hear the news of this rainbow and now, she is here.
Now sweet Scarlett has had quite the journey to be in her mumma and papa’s arm’s…sent all the way from heaven by her big brother.
I’ll let her mumma share their story and I’ll share some special images along the way.
Steve and I met at the age of 35 so time was already against us. In September 2014 I was diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis. I was told the next 6 months was our best chance of conceiving then we’d need to look at ivf. After the 6 months was up our financial situation had changed so we weren’t able to do ivf at that stage so continued to try naturally. I was also convinced I didn’t need ivf. In November 2015 after a year of try to conceive we found out we were pregnant. We were so excited that it was finally our turn! But the excitement quickly turned to heartbreak when at our 12 week scan things weren’t looking good. We had further testing and at 15 weeks we lost our son Ryan. We were absolutely devastated. We continued to try naturally, as I thought well we fell once it will happen again.
A year after our loss I was now a month off being 39, and we discussed that we had to look into ivf or risk not ever getting the child we longed for. We had our first appointment in February with a plan to start our first cycle in March 2017. I hate needles and never thought this was something we’d need to do so it took a bit for me to get my head around it all. But once we started I felt very positive that our baby wasn’t far away. We transferred our first 2 embryos and waited the dreaded 2 week wait. Unfortunately our first cycle failed, none of our embryos made it to freezing and we knew we’d have to do it all again which left as both angry and again heartbroken. We booked in for our next cycle to start at the end of April. We felt positive again and started the process once more. Again we transferred 2 embryos. A few days after transfer we found out that none of our other embryos made it to freeze. I went into bit of a spin thinking maybe my eggs were no good and that we’d need to use donor eggs, something I wasn’t ready for. I tried to refocus my mind and stay positive while we once again waited out the 2 week wait. Finally blood test day arrived and I was feeling nervous and sick all in one. I had the test and headed to work. That afternoon we received a call with the best news we’d had in years to say that we were pregnant. We were very excited but also very cautiously optimistic after our experience with our first pregnancy. When we had our 12 week scan and everything was looking great we finally started to allow ourselves to try to enjoy this pregnancy. Fast forward to the 19th of January 2018 and our dreams were realized when we finally got to hold our perfect baby girl. We did it!! She was finally here with us and safe in our arms and we couldn’t be happier.
This teeny tiny angel in Scarlett’s hands belongs to her beautiful big brother Ryan and was brought special to include in the session.
The little blue butterfly is to represent him watching over her. When Scarlett arrived at the studio I walked out to the car to meet them…flying around the car was a butterfly and I saw it as a sign that Ryan was with us. Numerous times I looked out the studio window during the session and could see that butterfly floating around keeping an eye on us.
When your named Scarlett, it goes without saying that your session will be filled with beautiful reds and don’t you agree it suited her perfectly?
And what little girl session is complete with out a little pink!
I think she likes it….wouldn’t you agree…that little smirk!
Eeeeep she had lashes for days….
Just the sweetest little love….so relaxed and settled.
Scarlett you are divine and I feel so blessed to have met you and been given the gift of sharing your story.
Sandy and Steve thank you for choosing me to capture your darling girl…I know she is working her magic to help heal your broken hearts.x.