AFL star Nathan Jones and wife Jerri have revealed they are expecting twins.
The couple, who revealed last year that they had had three heartbreaking miscarriages, made the sweet announcement on Instagram on Friday.
In a heartwarming video, they see their two children, daughter Bobbi and son Remy, respond to the news with a beaming smile before hugging their mother.
Add to their brood: After three consecutive miscarriages, AFL star Nathan Jones and wife Jerri are expecting twins. They announced the news on Friday with a sweet video on Instagram
“We are so incredibly excited to announce that we have twins!” Jerri wrote on Instagram.
‘It was a journey to get here, we are over the moon and more than grateful to have grown our family by two. Our hearts are full. ‘
Meanwhile, Nathan added, “Our little family will be complete later this year with Jones Twins on the way.”
Small details: Sonogram images and twin onesies were laid out in the announcement video to confirm the exciting baby news
Last October, Melbourne Demons veteran Nathan ‘wife boldly revealed that she had had three consecutive miscarriages.
She shared her personal pain, which at the time coincided with the International Pregnancy and Baby Loss Remembrance Day.
At the time, Jerri revealed that she had undergone a dilation and curettage procedure earlier in the day after tragically miscarrying again.
“Although I am usually a very personal person, it seems appropriate to share it on all days,” was her heartfelt message.
Heartbreaking: Last October, Melbourne Demons veteran Nathan ‘wife boldly revealed that she had had three consecutive miscarriages. She shared her personal pain, which at the time coincided with the International Pregnancy and Baby Loss Remembrance Day
Pregnancy loss can be very lonely and I hope that by sharing some of our story it can help even one person feel less alone in theirs.
“I know hearing from other women about their experiences has helped me a lot.”
Unfortunately, one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage.
About 106,000 babies are lost to miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn death in Australia every year, according to Sands support organization.
She added that she was grateful for her two beautiful and healthy children, daughter Bobbi, six, and son Remi, five. and feels deeply for other families who have not been so lucky.
“ Pregnancy loss can be very lonely and I hope that by sharing some of our story it can help even one person feel less alone in theirs, ” she said
The fashion label’s businesswoman invited other women who have experienced pregnancy loss to share their stories or comments with an angel emoji.
“Sending love to anyone who needs it today,” she ended the post.
Her eight-year-old husband shared the photo his wife uploaded to share the heartbreaking news.
Lucky is to have you x, he captioned his Instagram story, along with heart and angel emojis.
Jerri was inundated with statements of support from other footy WAGS, including Kylie Brown, Emma Hawkins, Abbie Vince, Lucy Lewis, Jessica Gawn, Samantha Jetta, Charlotte Viney and Sarah Roughead.
‘I’ve thought about you so much. Many will benefit from your shared story. You are great. Great love to you and Nath, ”Bec Judd wrote.
Family: The AFL couple are the proud parents of daughter Bobbi, six, and son Remy, five
Surrounded by Love: Jerri was inundated with support, including this Instagram story from her husband
Her story also prompted other women to share their own heartbreaking tragedies.
‘I’ve had five miscarriages in a row since giving birth to my two daughters. It’s such a poignant time. When you send love, you help more than you think and share your loss, ”one mother wrote.
Nathan has played 294 games for the Demons since 2006 and was captain of the club for six years until he stepped down from the role at the end of last season.
He and Jerri have been together since year 12 and were married in 2012.
If you have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death, Sands provides 24/7 support on 1300 072 637
Bliss for Marriage: Jerri and Nathan have been together since high school and got married in 2012. The couple will be photographed together at the launch of the 2020 AFL season in March.