'Welcome to this crazy world': AFL star's baby joy after tragedy

Chris Young
Sports Reporter
Geelong Cats forward Gary Rohan and his wife Amie have welcomed their third daughter into the world, Sadie, who was born on Monday morning. Picture: Instagram/garyrohan16

Geelong Cats star Gary Rohan and his wife Amie have announced the birth their new child, Sadie Rose, who was born on Monday morning.

The couple shared a picture of themselves with their new bundle of joy on Instagram on Tuesday afternoon - thrilling family members and footy fans alike.

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Sadie becomes a younger sister to twins Bella and Willow, who were born in 2018.

The couple bravely shared their journey to childbirth in 2018 after learning Willow had suffered an incurable neural defect known as anencephaly, which caused her to pass away five hours after she was born.

The speedy forward took to Instagram to welcome Sadie into what is, at the moment, a topsy-turvy world.

“We welcomed our little daughter into this crazy world yesterday,” Gary posted.

“Sadie Rose Rohan. 30.03.20.

“Born at 8:27am, weighing a petite 2970 grams (6lb 9oz).

“A little sister for Bella, Willow and can’t forget Borris (the dog).”

Gary, Amie Rohan’s brave parenting journey

Gary and Amie Rohan were praised for the bravery in going public with the revelation about Willow’s birth in 2018.

The couple learned Willow would not survive pregnancy at just 11 weeks, a shattering revelation.

Their twins were born on April 12, 2018, and Amie spoke to magazine Harper’s Bazaar about their decision to proceed with the pregnancy despite the heartbreaking diagnosis.

“We sat down and said, ‘This journey has been written for us. Let’s continue on it’,” she told the magazine.

“We had about five hours with Willow before she passed.

“In those five hours, I learnt so much about life and how precious it is.

“Even though her time here was so fleeting, she was a very amazing girl.”