NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- A brand new member of our News 8 team is spending her first night home with her family.
Good Morning Connecticut Anchor Anne Craig has shared her long journey to having a baby with all of us and today mom, dad and their brand new baby girl all went home from the hospital.
Swaddled and sleeping 2-day-old Johanna Jane is a bundle of joy, all wrapped up in pink.
"Every mother says, when you see your baby for the very first time it's indescribable and it truly is and especially since we waited so long," said Anne Craig.
News 8's Anne Craig and husband Chris waited five years for their tiny miracle. It was an emotional roller coaster, marked with miscarriages and failed IVF's.
"It was crushing and I was trying to grieve and go all through all that, and a month later we get pregnant on our own," Craig said, "so miracles do happen."
Their story brings hope to other couples going through a tough time getting pregnant.
"We see it all the time, it's not unheard of," said Dr. Pasquale Patrizio.
Dr. Patrizio is the Director of the Yale Fertility Center.
"You get so stressed about the entire process at the end, you say forget about everything, they get pregnant," said Dr. Patrizio.
Something he is certain about is that a successful pregnancy begins with a healthy egg.
"These are human eggs," Dr. Patrizio said. "It is not every month that there is going to be an egg that is going to produce a baby."
For women under 35 years old Dr. Patrizio said, "one every four months, theoretically, there is a good egg that is competent to produce a live baby."
UPDATE: So how has motherhood been for Anne and her little girl? Find out TONIGHT on News 8 at 5 and 11, when we check in with Anne and her family, and talk about the struggles that led to the bundle of joy.
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