Mother's Day carried extra special significance for the Summers family this year, as they spent time with newborn daughter Remi.
Born on May 5, Remi was the toast of the Launceston General Hospital with her birth also coinciding with International Midwives' Day 2021.
Parents Rachel and Heath Summers were enamored with Remi as they reflected on their journey while being excited to introduce Remi to her older brother George in the coming days.
"[George] is almost 2, we've been face-timing him and things and he's been saying Remi Louise, so he's keen to see her," Mr Summers said.
"We just liked the name, it means oarsman, so we're sort of thinking she'll be a strong chick," Ms Summers said.
"I very much enjoy having a healthy, safe baby at the other end ... pregnancy is hard work but it's all worth it in the end."
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Ms Summers said her favourite part about being a mother to her two young children was shaping them as they went on life's journey.
"Watching them grow and change through each stage, they just continue to surprise you and you're in awe of what they can do and you're shaping them," Ms Summers said.
Last year, Mother's Day was tamed for everyone across the country as Australia battled with coronavirus restrictions. Families are expected to enjoy the freedom of relaxed restrictions and be able to spend time with family in greater number.
The Summers family were planning a low-key Mother's Day with potentially some grandparents visiting as they enjoyed some peaceful time with their new bub.
"I think this year, as much as its special for me, my mum has had George since Wednesday so my appreciation for my mum has grown through me becoming a mother," Ms Summers said.
"Same for me, being one of three boys, you didn't really care about mum as long as you were all sweet but then you have your own kids and value it much more, what your wife or partner does for your kids," Mr Summers said.
Along with George, the duo certainly will have their hands full in the years to come but are excited to experience those special milestones all over again.
"I like once they start to smile at you and actually engage back [but] the newborn cuddles are really nice," Ms Summers said.
"The nice thing with Remi is we'll be able to pick up from where we left her whereas with George, one moment he could be over there and the next he could be terrorising anything," Mr Summers joked.
The pair are relishing their roles as parents to George and Remi and are looking forward to the rollercoaster ahead of them.
"I don't think you know what you're in for but it is worth every second," Ms Summers said.
"It's hard work but you wouldn't change it for the world."
"[Children] are pretty good at turning [life] upside down but you love them dearly and there's nothing better than that," Mr Summers said.
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