Broadcaster Fifi Box is mum to a five-year-old daughter named Trixie, and she’s just revealed she’s expecting her second child.
“We’re having a baby!”
Trixie’s dad is former Ironman Grant Kenny (who Fifi is no longer dating) but baby number two has been conceived with some help from an anonymous donor.
Sharing a video which showed her breaking the exciting news to Trixie, Fifi revealed that she’d been quite sick in the early weeks of her pregnancy … and that they were delighted by this big development.
“We’re having a baby!!” she posted on Instagram. “Trixie and I are over the moon/jumping out of our skin/can’t stop smiling/floating on air/dancing in the streets/walking on sunshine and every other metaphor that conveys absolute pure joy.”
“Being a mum is my greatest joy in life, it is quite simply everything to me,” Fifi wrote on Instagram. “Trixie has brought me more happiness and love than I ever imagined possible and to feel my heart expanding to include this little angel kicking and rollicking within me.”
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“An IVF journey”
The mum-to-be was also very open about the path she has taken to grow her family.
“How did this happen you might ask? Well, a few years ago I made an appointment to see an IVF specialist, the amazing Dr Sameer Jatkar at Monash IVF, and I began an IVF journey to extend our little family. After a series of egg retrievals and freezing, last year I started the process to become pregnant via an anonymous donor.”
Fifi says she’s “pinching herself” now that she’s actually conceived.
“This little miracle is growing within me, a much wanted and longed for sibling for a very excited big sister!”
“I am one of the lucky ones”
The expectant mum paid tribute to others who are navigating IVF procedures, noting that she was “lucky” to have landed where she did.
“I know the value of this miracle because I have seen first hand the heartbreak, tears and sacrifices so many women and couples suffer on their IVF journeys and my heart goes out to those who are facing that pain and struggle. It is not lost on me that I am one of the lucky ones.”
Huge congratulations to Fifi and Trixie on this brilliant news!