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'Our little 10 pound 4 ounce buster arrived after lunch.. We are just so so happy and grateful'

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Last August, Evanne opened up about her IVF experiences

Last August, Evanne opened up about her IVF experiences

Last August, Evanne opened up about her IVF experiences

RTÉ sports broadcaster Evanne Ní Chuilinn has welcomed a new baby boy to her family, declaring: “He’s here and he’s perfect”. 

Teidí Dermot Fitzsimons arrived into the world at lunchtime on Tuesday, to become her third child with husband Brian Fitzsimons.

“He’s here and he’s perfect,” she wrote on Twitter. “Our little 10 pound 4 ounce buster arrived after lunch, Jan 4th - by far the most emotional arrival, after such a long journey. We are just so so happy and grateful.”

 

Last August, Evanne opened up about her IVF experiences, revealing that she had tried for three years to get pregnant naturally.

The 40-year-old admitted that she had put the IVF option “off for so long” as she worried it might not succeed.

“I was terrified that the last chance saloon wouldn’t work,” she said in an interview with the Irish Examiner.

It would have been “almost dishonest not to let it be known that I did IVF because I tried for three years to get pregnant naturally and I couldn’t,” she added.

“It was something we wanted for a long time. I’d see people getting pregnant naturally with absolutely no bother and it would be really hard to take so I didn’t want people to think it had happened naturally when it didn’t.”

For Evanne and her husband Brian the treatment worked first time, although she had to pull out of going to Tokyo to cover the Olympic Games in July as she was suffering from hyperemesis, a type of all-day sickness which is experienced by a very small percentage of pregnant women.

“I had it on my other two children so I kind of expected it. It’s really debilitating because you get yourself into a cycle of vomiting,” she revealed.

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Anti-nausea medication is helping to control it and even though she feels sick “all day long unless I get extremely tired, I don’t vomit”.

Evanne worked on RTÉ’s coverage of the Athens and Beijing Games from Dublin and went to Rio for both the Olympics and the Paralympics in 2016.

“In Rio, there was a lot of military presence during the Olympic Games and they definitely scaled it back during the Paralympics, probably because there weren’t as many people around the city so it was a more relaxing experience.

“At the Paralympics, you get more access to athletes and you have the opportunity to really hear their stories.”

She considers the opportunity of getting to the Olympics and the Paralympics in Rio as highlights of her career, saying, “there were so many good days and bad days to report on”.

She also enjoyed the All-Ireland finals and last year’s camogie final even though it was “strange” because there were no fans.

“It was the Saturday before Christmas, the place was lit up, it was a bit magical because it was a night-time game,” she explained.

“I always wanted to present and All-Ireland final and I got to do that last year. But there have been loads of highlights and hopefully there will be many more as well. I can’t wait to present the Paralympics.”

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