Former NRL player Sam Thaiday shares two daughters with his wife of eight years, Rachel Thaiday.
The family of four are as strong and united as ever, however, Rachel recently revealed it hasn’t always been easy.
“It hurts still now, nearly four years down the track, to think of my behaviour and what I didn’t feel for her in the first eight months of her life, which is so detrimental to a newborn’s life,” Rachel admitted.
“I didn’t feel anything, I was numb to something that I had given birth to and created and that is what kills me now.”
At this moment, while Rachel was battling the beginnings of what would become even deeper, more crippling pain, her husband made a comment that stuck with her.
“It’s another girl, we’ll have to try again’, he said.
Recounting the moment of Ellsie's birth now, Rachel explained the remark was not what she needed to hear, however unintentional it may have been.