Now this is truly a beautiful image of Liberal MLA Giulia Jones and her newborn, Liliana, their relaxed pose belying the dramatic fashion the little girl came into the world.
Liliana Isabella Giovanna Jones was born on May 22, weighing 2.7kg, the sixth child for Mrs Jones and her husband Bernard.
Mrs Jones had the baby at the Women's and Children's Hospital in Canberra, the scheduled caesarean turning into seven hours in the operating theatre and a 15-day stay in the hospital.
The 38-year-old was suffering from a potentially life-threatening condition called placenta percreta. The placenta was growing out through her previous caesarean scar but had also become attached to her bladder, requiring a hysterectomy after her baby was delivered. There was a serious potential for haemorrhage and her blood flow had to be carefully managed, including sealing off some major arteries.
Incredibly, Mrs Jones was sounding in fine form on Wednesday, even having a few laughs. The photo was taken a few days ago by Jodi Bingley, who specialises in newborn photography.
"I feel so much better than I did,'' she said.
Liliana, who was actually due on June 21, is a little sister to Maximus, three; Ambrose, six; Nicolina, eight; Leo, 10; and Felix, 12.
"She's very similar to my last baby, just a little bit jaundiced, which is common for babies who are a little bit premature,'' Mrs Jones said.
"But she's very placid. All my kids are very placid until they turn one! But she has been great company while I've been recovering.''
Liliana's names all have a special meaning.
"My mother is Giovanna, my paternal grandmother was Isabelle and Liliana is my aunty who couldn't have children of her own,'' Mrs Jones said.
"She was the best aunty ever so we thought it would be a nice tribute to her and my uncle Salvatore. They were always there for us kids and that's why we chose Liliana. And, of course, with a surname like Jones, it's nice to have names that are a bit unusual.''
Mrs Jones paid tribute to specialist Professor Boom Lim and all the medical staff at the hospital including its "overworked and exhausted nurses''. She said her more than two weeks' in hospital had shown her even more how hard the staff, especially the nurses and midwives, work.
"My experience was great, fantastic,'' she said.
"It's like the ambos, police, people who work in nursing, they just keep giving. They're just good people.''
Mrs Jones, a Liberal Member for Murrumbidgee, is on leave from the chamber until September. But her office-based work continues, including writing policy. And she has no qualms about being a mum to six before the age of 40.
"I always say when I'm 60, I will be the one with the smile on my face because I will be surrounded by children who have become wonderful adults,'' she said
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