“When I saw my daughter she was like a little baby, her arms were like a doll, her legs were like they were stretched out on the floor.”
It was like she was crying, but she was really quiet and happy.
“The baby was born on August 20, 2017.
The first-time mother-of-three, who now works at a local nursing home, said the birth was a big surprise.”
I went into the hospital and I said to the nurse, ‘Oh, I’m pregnant’.
She said, ‘Well, that’s not normal.
You’re not supposed to do that.’
I said, OK, but then I started crying.
“Ms McCrea said the hospital told her to come back a week later.”
The nurse said, this is OK.
But it was just a little too early.
“I had to come and get it.
It’s a little difficult for the doctors.
But I had to get it.”
Ms McConnachie said she had been living in Melbourne since 2016 and had never experienced such a shock.
“She was like an animal.
She would jump up on my lap.
She loved me and loved her baby.”
We went to see her in hospital, she was doing fine, but the day after the birth, she couldn’t even walk.
“She was so weak.
She could do it all.””
But she would come back and give me food and hugs.
She could do it all.”
Ms McGinn said she knew her daughter would be born in July.
“When I found out she was born she was so happy,” she said.
“My husband is going to get married on July 5 and I can’t wait.
I know it’s going to be great for him.”
Ms McNichie said her family were devastated by the birth.
“They were crying, they were crying,” she added.
“Every day I would go in there and I’d see them crying, I couldn’t stop.”
But we all knew that this was my child, my baby and my baby was going to make a difference in my life.