Sky Sports presenter Hayley McQueen welcomes baby girl with ‘perfect’ name – Irish Mirror
Sky Sports presenter Hayley McQueen has announced the arrival of her ‘miracle’ baby daughter.
The broadcaster, who has endometriosis, revealed that she and partner Kirk Newmann welcomed a little girl named Ayla McQueen-Newman on October 3.
Sharing multiple pics to Instagram , Hayley wrote: “Here she is! our darling baby daughter Ayla McQueen-Newmann, we couldn’t be more in love with her ❤️. The September baby that kept us waiting until October 3rd. She arrived just in time for lunch, wide eyed, inquisitive & looks just like her daddy Kirk Newmann & a healthy 8lb 2oz.
“The name we chose couldn’t be more perfect for her with both Scottish & Turkish roots & my occasional nickname ‘Halo’. Completely besotted beyond words and feel utterly blessed. ”
Hayley announced back in April that against the odds she was expecting her “miracle” first child.
The 39-year-old, from Manchester, shared the “breaking news” in a heartwarming Instagram post where she bravely opened up about her battle with endometriosis.
Hayley, who is engaged to model and actor, explained how she “wasn’t sure” having a baby would ever happen because of the painful disorder which can often affect the ovaries and fallopian tubes.
She began seeking fertility help two years ago, but it was on the day they were set to begin IVF treatment that they discovered the news that Hayley was already expecting.
“I’d hoped having a baby was going to happen one day but wasn’t sure it ever would.
“Baby McQueen- Newmann has been cooking away for a few months now & pleases to report so far so good. We feel so incredibly blessed.” she wrote.
Hayley explained how she had struggled with “horrific endometriosis” and had surgery to remove “pesky cysts”.
“Just as we we were about to embark on an IVF journey abroad I found out I was expecting, in fact, the very day I spoke to the embryologist to map out my cycle and dates was the day we found out,” Hayley revealed.
“Kirk ever the optimist said it would happen naturally & we are so lucky that it did. It’s been an anxious few months but couldn’t be more excited for the new chapter in our lives.”
Hayley, who is the Sky Sports anchor for the Scottish Premiership and the Scottish Cup coverage, sent her well wishes to other couples in a similar struggle to conceive and encouraged them not to let statistics get them down.
“I hope me and my 1 working ovary, declining follicles and hormones can be of some hope for others who are struggling,” she added.
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