Sue Duminy's 26 hours in labour: ‘It was tough!’
JP and Sue Duminy. (Photo: Instagram/@sueduminy)
Cape Town - Proteas cricketer JP Duminy’s wife, Sue, gave birth to the couple’s second daughter in Cape Town on Saturday.
Just three days ago Sue showed off her baby tummy in a picture she shared of her relaxing on a beach. “Okay baby, your 40 weeks have arrived . . .” she captioned the photo. And now the little girl is here!
Sue was in labour for a full 26 hours. “The birth was tough!” she told YOU. “After my previous caesarean I badly wanted to have a normal delivery. I really gave my all to try to have a normal birth.
“By the time I was taken in for a caesarean I was so tired I fell asleep in the theatre!” she jokes.
Sue and JP have a three-year-old daughter, Isabella. The newest member of the Duminy family is called AlexaRose.
If it was a boy he would’ve been called Alexander, Sue says. “Then we decided if it’s a girl she’d be Alexa. But we both love the name Rose, so we decided to call her Alexa-Rose.”
The proud mom announced the arrival of her second daughter on Instagram with a cute picture of her, JP and their daughters. She captioned it, “And now we’re four! Welcome to the world my beautiful Alexa-Rose Duminy. The love in your mom’s heart has doubled, the pride on you dad’s chest has doubled and Isabella has already held your hand tightly, so you already have a best friend for life.”
JP was by Sue’s side for every minute of the 26 hours. “I hope you’ll still be able to catch a ball after you’d held my hand so tightly during the labour pains!”
JP also shared a cute picture of the family on Instagram. Little Isabella is sitting in bed next to her mom, who’s holding her little sister.
“Thank you dear Lord for the blessing of a family,” JP wrote.
Sue was radiant throughout her second pregnancy. Isabella celebrated her third birthday in August with a Peppa Pig party.
Little Isabella was over the moon when she met her little sister. “I’ve never seen such a radiant, happy expression on her face!” Sue says. “She immediately wanted to see Alexa-Rose’s face and touch her.
“It was the most beautiful experience ever. Isabella ran down the hospital corridor, telling everyone, ‘That’s my baby sister!’ She doesn’t want to leave her alone for a moment!”
Sue will go home on Tuesday and is incredibly excited.
“We both secretly hoped and prayed for a daughter,” Sue says. “Now I’m really going to play with my dolls!”