Popular Aussie radio presenter and television host Fifi Box has announced she is pregnant – but it was an announcement that’s a game-changer.
Box, 41, revealed her news on Instagram on Sunday, in a video where she told daughter Trixie, five, that she was “good sick” because there was a baby in her “tummy”. The video was sweet, and the accompanying caption heartwarming.
“We’re having a baby!” Box wrote.
“Yes, Trixie and I are over the moon/jumping out of our skin/can’t stop smiling/floating on air/dancing in the streets/walking on sunshine and every other metaphor that conveys absolute pure joy…Being a mum is my greatest joy in life…I will cherish Trixie and this little angel forever.”
The video has been viewed more than 151,000 times, and has attracted over 2,500 comments of congratulations.
In the social media euphoria, one might not have realised there was something very different about Box’s announcement.
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We’re having a baby!! Yes Trixie and I are over the moon/jumping out of our skin/can’t stop smiling/floating on air/dancing in the streets/walking on sunshine and every other metephor that conveys absolute pure joy ???? How did this happen you might ask? Well, a few years ago I made an appointment to see an IVF specialist, the amazing Dr Sameer Jatkar at Monash IVF, and I began an IVF journey to extend our little family. After a series of egg retrievals and freezing, last year I started the process to become pregnant via an anonymous donor. I am still pinching myself that I have been this blessed and that this little miracle is growing within me, a much wanted and longed for sibling for a very excited big sister! I know the value of this miracle because I have seen first hand the heartbreak, tears and sacrifices so many women and couples suffer on their IVF journeys and my heart goes out to those who are facing that pain and struggle. It is not lost on me that I am one of the lucky ones. Being a mum is my greatest joy in life, it is quite simply everything to me. Trixie has brought me more happiness and love than I ever imagined possible and to feel my heart expanding to include this little angel kicking and rollicking within me, I am overwhelmed with how much love and happiness the future holds. I will cherish Trixie and this little angel forever, and hold them so close for the rest of our lives ???????????? #family
Box said, “We’re having a baby!” and yes, that’s a very common phrase to use.
But if you thought that by ‘we’, Box meant her and her heterosexual husband, you thought wrong.