Channel Nine star Allana Ferguson welcomes baby son

Glamorous ex rugby player and Channel Nine star Allana Ferguson welcomes baby son and reveals his unusual name – after enduring ‘tough’ IVF process

NRL commentator and ex rugby player Allana Ferguson has welcomed her second child – a baby son.  

Posting to Instagram on Friday, the 28-year-old shared a number of photos of the new arrival, alongside a moving caption, while revealing her son’s unusual name. 

‘Zave. We still can’t quite believe he’s real!’ the Channel Nine star, who is married to her Guy McDermott, wrote. 

Baby love: NRL commentator and ex rugby player Allana Ferguson has welcomed her second child – a baby son. Both pictured 

‘At 2.22pm yesterday Parker officially became a big sister. Busting to be all together soon, but for now I’m in a serious love bubble with my boys’. 

Last month, Allana told of how her second shot at IVF was much more challenging than the first and she and her husband had moments where they feared it may not work. 

‘Particularly towards the end, we were both sort of questioning a little bit, you know, just trying to be grateful that we had one child and getting our head around maybe not being able to have two,’ she told 9Honey Parenting. 

Sweet: Posting to Instagram on Friday, the 28-year-old shared a number of photos of the new arrival, alongside a moving caption, while revealing her son's unusual name

Sweet: Posting to Instagram on Friday, the 28-year-old shared a number of photos of the new arrival, alongside a moving caption, while revealing her son’s unusual name

'Zave. We still can't quite believe he's real!' the Channel Nine star, who is married to her Guy McDermott, wrote. Pictured with Guy

‘Zave. We still can’t quite believe he’s real!’ the Channel Nine star, who is married to her Guy McDermott, wrote. Pictured with Guy  

The Nine’s Sunday Footy Show panellist said she was ‘fortunate’ that her first journey through IVF worked almost straight away and saw her welcome daughter Parker in February 2019.  

However getting pregnant with baby number two was ‘different’ and more challenging for the couple.  

Ferguson said there were many hard moments and she needed to take a ‘breather’ from the ‘consuming’ process for a few months to get her mindset right. 

'At 2.22pm yesterday Parker officially became a big sister. Busting to be all together soon, but for now I'm in a serious love bubble with my boys' she added

‘At 2.22pm yesterday Parker officially became a big sister. Busting to be all together soon, but for now I’m in a serious love bubble with my boys’ she added

Long road: Last month, Allana told of how her second shot at IVF was much more challenging than the first and she and her husband had moments where they feared it may not work

Long road: Last month, Allana told of how her second shot at IVF was much more challenging than the first and she and her husband had moments where they feared it may not work

The couple then ‘knuckled down’ and dove back into IVF, vowing to try as many times as it took, and after six months fell pregnant with their second child, due later this year.   

‘The day that it happened and the day that you get that phone call after they’ve put it in and it’s actually worked is just the most special moment,’ she said. 

Being ‘open and honest’ with both her husband and IVF specialists, Ms Ferguson said helped her through the difficult time. 

‘It taught me you’ve got to be in the right mindset and be persistent and just sort of trust the process and you’ll get there in the end,’ she added.    

Family: The Nine's Sunday Footy Show panellist said she was 'fortunate' that her first journey through IVF worked straight away and saw her welcome daughter Parker in February 2019

Family: The Nine’s Sunday Footy Show panellist said she was ‘fortunate’ that her first journey through IVF worked straight away and saw her welcome daughter Parker in February 2019

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