ETHAN Callow was the miracle that mum Holly Phillis and dad Luke Callow needed.

Born on July 29, the baby boy weighed just 3670g, but meant the world to his parents.

At the young age of 18, Ms Phillis lost her first child to a miscarriage.

A year later, she fell pregnant again, but suffered the same heartbreak of losing another child.

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Two years later, in November 2014, Ms Phillis got a real surprise when she found out she was pregnant again.

"I was surprised and happy - at first, but then I became worried that I was going to lose the child again," she said.

Fortunately, Ethan made his way into this world at 3.23pm, and his parents couldn't have been more relieved.

Within 30 seconds of his birth little Ethan took his first breath in and his parents breathed a huge sigh of relief.

"He had a difficult birth, the umbilical chord wrapped around his neck and stunned him," Ms Phillis said.

"Even though his heart was beating, he wasn't breathing, but the doctors said he was going to be okay. It was all very emotional.

"When we knew he was alive and healthy we were over the moon. It was just amazing," Ms Phillis said.

"I know the pain of giving birth was excruciating and scary - but I barely remember it.

"All I can remember is holding him."

Ms Phillis said she hoped one day to add to her family of three.

"I'm just getting into the life of being Ethan's mum and I love it.

"What I went through was hard, but I know I would do it again."



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