That dream I hoped for – of coming home with a healthy child, is all ours.


His arrival was different to what I thought it would be, imperfect as life always is. Maybe I’ll share his birth story here at some stage. For now though, let’s just simply oogle him.





Sitting on the couch with this well babe asleep in my arms, I feel like I am the luckiest person in the world. Other mothers who have had a heart healthy baby after a CHD one did tell me how great it is to go back to the start and do it again.


How right they were.


  1. Sarah he is so beautiful and I am thrilled for your lovely family!Congrats to you, Marcus and Albie! Such a fab family!

  2. CONGRATULATIONS! !! to all of you. Wow! ! Doesn’t he look like Marcus! ! I wish all of you the very best for the future. I hope that Albie is enjoying being a big brother xxx and that you can relax and enjoy your precious early days together! Xxxx lots of love xxxx

  3. Congrats Marcus, Sarah and Albie. Little bub Fred is gorgeous! I wish I will get to meet him one day. I am well back in Dunedin. Starting on a new teaching job at a local preschool in mid April. Really excited!!! take care!!!

  4. oh my goodness. We’re just catching up to the fact of Fred’s arrival. Congratulations!!!!! What a gorgeous baby and how beyond wonderful to get to picture you all home with a new baby just doing new baby things. Amazing. ❤ ~ maddy, sam + ruben

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