Footy star's wife opens up on the heartbreak of losing one of her twins
She's one brave mum.
By Frances Sheen
December 11 2018
Amie Rohan, wife of AFL star Gary Rohan, sadly lost one of her twins just hours after giving birth back in April.
And now the 24-year-old has taken to Instagram to share before and after pregnancy photographs and openly talking about her loss since her baby died.
The first picture showed Amie flaunting her burgeoning baby bump at 34 weeks pregnant with the twins.
The second,Instagram photo showed Amie smiling and cuddling her eight-month-old baby girl, Bella.
She captioned the before-and-after photos: '34 weeks cooked vs 34 (nearly 35 if I'm being honest) weeks old.
'The girls have now been earth side longer than I was pregnant, which is crazy!'
Amie wrote sadly, 'Looking back at photos like these always make me shed a tear. Just seeing how far we've come, how many hurdles we've faced and how we've just kept plodding along with everything that has come our way.
'I'm so proud of our little family, of everything we've been through and how we just keep keeping on each and every day.'
Amie also spoke about how much she misses Willow - the little girl she lost.
'We miss you our darling Willow and we always will. We will forever speak your name... we love you endlessly,' she wrote.
She finished with a quote from an unnamed author: 'I've learned that some broken things stay broken, and I've learned that you can get through bad times and keep looking for better ones, as long as you have people who love you.'
When Amie gave birth to twins earlier this year, she and husband Gary, 27, already knew that they would have limited time with Willow, before she died. During her pregnancy the little girl was diagnosed with anencephaly. This is a condition where you are missing part of the skull and brain.
'We decided to carry both babies to term, knowing that the twin with anencephaly wouldn't live very long after birth,' she said at the time.
'We sat down and said, ''This journey has been written for us. Let's continue on it.''
Willow lived for just a few hours after she was born - but that small window of time proved to be precious.
'We had about five hours with Willow before she passed,' Amie explained. '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.'