Luke and Emily Tannock describe their road to parenthood as a three-year battle.
But their patience and determination was paid back in full on Sunday as the Westbury couple celebrated the birth of their first child at the Launceston General Hospital.
Arriving into the world at 12.38am, Georgina Louise Tannock weighed in at eight pounds, measured 51 centimetres, and spelt the perfect Mother’s Day gift for her mum.
Mr Tannock said he was eternally grateful to TasIVF for helping the couple start their family.
“We got married in March three years ago and started trying to have baby straight away and Emily found out she had polycystic ovaries,” Mr Tannock said.
“We’ve spent over $30,000 to have this little one and we were just lucky we had two good jobs at the time, that made all the difference.”
Mrs Tannock, who works at the LGH intensive care unit, said it had been an amazing day to see her first child born.
“We finally found out we were pregnant at the end of last year and this was her due date today... and to be the first one born on Mother’s Day in the hospital is pretty cool,” Mrs Tannock said.
“It’s the first grandchild for my parents and the first for (Luke’s) mum, so it’s pretty special.”
The pair thanked LGH staff for their help in delivering the baby.