Long road leads to the ar­rival of Emma

Tablelands Advertiser - - NEWS - Bec Singh

BABY Emma Kum Yuen was the perfect lit­tle gift for first­time par­ents Wendy and Lan­don Kum Yuen, who had tried for a baby for 17 years.

After such a long time try­ing for a baby new mum Wendy said her and Lan­don had given up and to their sur­prise Emma came along.

“We had 10 years of fer­til­ity treat­ment and we gave up and then when I found out I was preg­nant it took a while to set­tle in,” she said.

“We have had chal­lenges but had good doc­tors. Even though it was a high risk preg­nancy and I had to give birth in Cairns ev­ery­thing went re­ally well.”

Emma will be sur­rounded by seven first time grand­par­ents, four first time great­grand­par­ents and five first time aun­ties and un­cles.

“There will be a lot of vis­its in the up­com­ing weeks. Ev­ery­one is so ex­cited and happy,” Mrs Kum Yuen said.

“She is well worth the mir­a­cle.”

She said she ap­pre­ci­ated be­ing able to have care be- tween Cairns Hos­pi­tal and Ma­reeba Hos­pi­tal and also the mid­wife ser­vices.

“The mid­wives have gone above and be­yond to help me and I have felt very sup­ported,” Mrs Kum Yuen said.

The new par­ents will be en­joy­ing their lit­tle mir­a­cle after wait­ing so long. Wendy said she was en­joy­ing moth­er­hood.

“I love be­ing a new mum. She is real, she is all mine and she is not go­ing any­where,” she said.

Pic­ture: Bec Singh

Baby Girl Emma Beth Kum Yuen is the first-born child of Lan­don and Wendy Kum Yuen. Emma was born on Oc­to­ber 5, 2017 and weighed 3940 grams (8lb 6oz).

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