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Couple welcomes ‘miracle’ baby after years of trying, four miscarriages

“He is a wee miracle."

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Vikki Thomson and partner Martin Roxburgh with baby Bobby Roxburgh and his sister Maizy Roxburgh. (Photo by JPI Media via SWNS)

By Fiona Dobie via SWNS

A couple told of their joy after welcoming their "miracle" baby - after nearly a decade of trying and four miscarriages.

Vikki Thomson, 39, and partner Martin Roxburgh, 50, welcomed their "wee miracle" son Bobby George Roxburgh into the world last month.

After eight years of trying, the couple had nearly lost hope and stopped trying when Vikki found out she was pregnant with Bobby.

Bobby was born 11 days early on Dec. 12, weighing 7lb 1oz.

Careers advisor Vikki, who is also mom to daughter Maizy, 10, was taken in for a C-section early following complications, and medics feared Bobby might only weigh 4lbs.

But Vikki, from Denny, Falkirk, said when Bobby was born he was ‘perfect’.

Mom-of-two Vikki said: "We are all enjoying having him around.

"Maizy is loving it.

“She’s a great help and she loves him to bits.

"She was one of the first visitors in to see him after he was born and she helped pick his name.

"She used to call my bump BOB – Baby on Board – when I was pregnant and when we found out we were having a boy it became Boy on Board.

"We didn’t want to call a wee baby Bob, but that’s how we came up with the name Bobby.

"It’s special because Maizy helped pick it.”

Vikki said her pregnancy was full of worry after four miscarriages.

She couldn’t feel Bobby kicking because of where her placenta was and had to go for hospital check-ups twice a week.

Baby Bobby Roxburgh was born in December 2022. (Photo by JPI Media via SWNS)

Vikki said: “I had my daughter ten years ago with my previous partner.

"Martin and I had been trying to get pregnant for eight years.

“We have lost four babies.

“IVF wasn’t going to be a good option for us as our chances of it working were low.

"We didn’t think it was going to happen and had stopped trying, but then I found out I was pregnant with Bobby.

“He is a wee miracle.

"Because I’ve had the four miscarriages, my pregnancy was full of anxiety and worries.

“It was a really worrying time.

"My placenta was at the front so I couldn’t feel him kicking, so we were up at the hospital twice a week being checked.

“I didn’t want to get excited in case anything happened and I didn’t believe until he arrived that he was coming.

“Bobby was measuring very small and there were a few complications when I was pregnant so I got taken in early for a C-section.

"They thought we would have been 4lb or 5lb at the most when he was born, but he was 7lb 1oz and was absolutely perfect.”

Vikki and Martin added their thanks to the staff at Forth Valley Royal for Bobby’s safe delivery.

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