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New Parents Ryan Serhant and Emilia Bechrakis "Had No Idea How Difficult Getting Pregnant" Was Going to Be
The Million Dollar Listing New York couple said they "tried everything" before welcoming their first child.
What a week it's been for the Serhant family!
Million Dollar Listing New York agent Ryan Serhant and wife Emilia Bechrakis announced on Sunday, March 3, that they welcomed their first child together, a girl, on Tuesday, February 26. The couple is naturally completely in love with their daughter and is all the more excited to share their wonderful news given the struggles they endured the last three years trying to start a family. The couple, who married on July 7, 2016 in Greece, said on Season 7 of MDLNY that they had been trying for a family, but "it hasn't been as easy as we thought it was going to be," Ryan shared. "I'm 33, she's 32. We've been to doctors, we've been checked out. We're both fine," Ryan said on the show. "So we're now at the point where if we want to start a family, the next steps are to do IVF."
When Ryan shared the news of his daughter's birth on March 3, he also opened up about the journey he and Emilia went through to become parents. In an Instagram post, he wrote, "To my daughter, Your momma and I have waited almost 3 years to meet you. We had no idea how difficult getting pregnant with you was going to be. We tried everything. We were so nervous you might never come. When we finally decided to try IVF, we were so scared it wouldn’t work. And then you stuck. And then we heard your little heartbeat for the first time. Your mom and I were so excited every time we would go to the hospital to see you, but even more terrified we would lose you. Because the fact that we were pregnant - as beautiful as it was - was almost too good to be true. And because of that fear, we loved you as hard as we could from the moment we knew you existed. We thought if we put that love for you out there, you would hear it, and you would make it I watched you grow slowly with your momma every day, waiting for the moment I would finally meet you. I feel like I’ve spent my whole life working towards this moment, when everything would make sense. One day when you read this, I hope you can look back and be proud."
Ryan also paid tribute to his wife and the new mom, Emilia, who endured years of trying to conceive: "And please go and give your Mom a BIG kiss because she’s a true warrior, a fighter with the biggest heart, and the Queen of my world. Seriously - one day we will tell you about all the shots, the pain, the sickness, and what birth was like for your Mom on Tuesday the 26th - it was insane! We love you now and forever, our new, beautiful, little puff. Love, Dad."
Emilia also opened up about her journey to motherhood on Instagram. She began by addressing her post to "my sweetheart" (in Greek): "I have waited to exhale for months. It took a long, painful journey to meet you. From the first time we heard your heart beating, I instantly wanted to cocoon you and protect you from the world. I talked to you every single day for 41 long weeks, begging you to ‘stick’. (Until the last two weeks I begged you to stop kicking my ribs so hard with those big feet and come out!) I told you every day how much I love you. I rubbed my belly and cherished every single movement, as any sign that you were listening. Every night, I prayed with all my soul that you were healthy and thanked God for the miracle that you are. Now that you’re finally here, and I get to stare into your eyes, to smell your skin, to hold you, my heart is bursting... I can’t find the perfect words to describe how madly in love I am. I am forever grateful...my babylino, that you chose me to be your Mommy."
Though it's been a difficult fertility journey, it's all been worth it for these adoring parents. "I'm so obsessed with her," Ryan wrote.