AFL WAG Clementine McVeigh has announced she is expecting her third child with husband, Sydney Swans star Jarrad McVeigh.
Taking to Instagram to share the happy news, the New Zealand-born model shared a gorgeous snap of her family alongside the caption, “ROUND#3🤰🏻LUELLA + LOLITA + 👶🏼💖#anothergirl #girlnumberthree #blessed#virgo #dreamsdocometrue 👼🏼 👨👩👧👧 💕💕💕💕💕”.
The post however was bitter sweet as a reminder of the couple’s first child, daughter Luella, who tragically died from heart complications just four weeks after her birth in 2011.
“There isn't a day goes by when I don't think about her,” Jarrad told The Daily Telegraph in 2012.
"Sometimes I just find myself looking at them [photos of daughter Luella] and maybe cry, or I'm happy," the Swans star told The Age. "I think after every game I played at the end of the year, I'd go and sit in the toilet and just look at my phone."
"There was a little spirit in her that everyone who saw her could feel. She was a very strong little girl. She went through a lot of trauma with four operations and kept fighting back [but] it came to a point where there was nothing anyone could do."
Opening up to The Grace Tales in 2016, Clementine says the experience shaped her and helped put things into perspective.
"It has taught me many things; the first thing was unconditional love. When my first daughter Luella was born it was the most incredible moment of my life to hold a little human that I made and is a part of you and your husband – words just cannot describe," she said.
"When we lost her my whole world changed, all I wanted to be was a mother and that was taken away from me. From that experience I realised just how blessed I was to be sent a beautiful little angel and to be picked as her mamma. It made me understand to true meaning of being a mother – that you would do absolutely anything in the world for your child, you become very selfless."
“I don’t worry about the small things anymore… being a mother definitely puts things into perspective. I truly love life so much more now that I am a mother."
Following the tragic loss, the couple fell pregnant again and welcomed their second daughter, Lolita-Luella McVeigh on 8 July 2012.
Their third child, another girl, is due later this year.