the Darcy family.
DH: Maxwell Evan
DW: Amelie Nora
DD: Philippa Jane
DD: Briony Emma
DS: Seamus Grant
DD: Eleanor Hazel
DD/DS: Avia Harper / Isaac Gideon
DD: Lilith India
[e]DS: Hugo Alfie
On a very rainy March 17th, 1999, Max Darcy married Amelie Kirkston in their hometown, in front of only a handful of their closest friends. After a year of being married they were incredibly surprised to find out that they were expecting their first baby. The impending addition to the family caused a quick maturing of the young couple, and on November 15th, 2000, they welcomed Philippa Jane Darcy, amiably nicknamed Pippa.
Although neither Max nor Amelie had expecting to love being parents right away, something clicked when they brought Pippa home and when she was nine months old, they began trying for a second baby. Fruitfully, they found out they were expecting right before Christmas, and on August 26th, 2002, Briony Emma Darcy was born.
Darcy Baby #3 was another bit of a surprise. When Briony was almost a year old, Max and Amelie decided to begin the process of trying for a third and it was only four weeks after coming off the pill that Amelie was holding a positive pregnancy test. Both Amelie and Max were hoping for a son and so when they found out at 16 weeks that it would be a boy, they were thrilled. But the rest of the pregnancy was not so joyous. At 32 weeks, Amelie went into premature labour, and Seamus Grant Darcy was born on January 19th, 2004. He fought hard, and overcome the difficulties of being born prematurely.
The tumultuous events of Amelie's pregnancy and delivery with Seamus put a slight hold to any more kids in the Darcy family. But after a spontaneous and romantic New Year's Eve vacation, Max and Amelie were left to contemplate the mixed emotions of being pregnant once again. Luckily, pregnancy #4 was much smoother and on October 2nd, 2005, after 41 long weeks of pregnancy, Eleanor Hazel Darcy came into the world.
The next pregnancy to be announced to the extended Darcy-Kirkston family was a year later and was accompanied by the superiorly exciting news that it was twins! The pregnancy was planned, although Amelie and Max could never have expected that they would be bringing twins into the world. And 6 months after the announcement, Avia Harper and Isaac Gideon Darcy were born, naturally, on May 29th, 2007. It was difficult to have 6 kids all 6 years and under, but Amelie and Max made it work.
Six kids may seem like enough to most couples, but for Max and Amelie, after 2 years without a newborn, they were craving baby #7. And so they started trying for another Darcy baby. It didn't take long to conceive and 8 months later, little Lilith India Darcy was born in the early hours of the morning on July 6th, 2010.
For Amelie and Maxwell Darcy, seven kids was definitely enough and so it was a HUGE shock when on Lily's 3rd birthday, they found out they were expecting a baby that no one had seen coming. At 19 weeks the large family found out they were expecting a brother and everyone was positively thrilled. Now the family of nine is patiently awaiting the arrival of Hugo Alfie Darcy.
Max & Millie
Pippa, Briony, Seamus, Nell, Avia, Zac, Lily, Hugh