Leonie Fitzgerald celebrated the arrival of Liliana, Isabella, and Charlotte in August 2020 after nearly six years trying to ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇ and four ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇs.
An Australian couple celebrated the turn of 2020 to 2021 in the best way possible: with their three baby daughters in their arms. The happiness of the two, tripled after the arrival of the girls, is more than deserved. Peter, 51, and Leonie Fitzgerald, 44, went through four ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇs before they managed to get pregnant.
Peter and Leonie live in Brisbane, Australia, and welcomed the triplets in August 2020. In an interview, the couple said they spent more than $19,000 on I.V.F to get the girls. After the ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇs, the couple decided in January 2020 to try to ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇ one more time. That’s when it all worked out.
Liliana, Isabella and Charlotte came into the world on August 23, all healthy. “We spent almost six years trying to have a baby and it was devastating, to say the least,” Leonie said. After many attempts, she managed to ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇ naturally at age 41, but ʟᴏsᴛ the pregnancy when she was 13 weeks old.
“We decided I.V.F was our solution and were filled with faith again.” But after the procedure, she had one more ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ, followed by two more, all from natural conceptions. “The dream of becoming parents was fading away,” she added.
Peter and Leonie were not considering adoption because they thought they would be too old to be parents, as the waiting list was five years. It was then that they managed to get pregnant after the third I.V.F, which produced the triplets. “I spent the whole week walking around like a zombie because I was in total sʜᴏᴄᴋ,” she said.
The couple became proud parents on Aug. 23 as they welcomed their triplets: baby Charlotte, weighing 4 pounds 2 ounces (approx. 1.87 kg), and identical twins Liliana and Isabella, weighing 2 pounds 6 ounces (approx. 1.07 kg) and 3 pounds 5 ounces (approx. 1.5 kg) respectively.
Despite a hectic household, the couple couldn’t be happier. They’ve learned to be super organized and to never waste time.