He took his last few breaths in my arms

I treasure every single moment with my beautiful angel and I love him more than he will ever know.

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October 2016


Me and my husband had been trying for 3 years for another baby. We already have a son who is now 5.

Christmas 2015 our son asked Santa for a baby brother or sister his wish had come true, we were so excited.

It wasn't a smooth pregnancy but we were told our baby was healthy.

We found out at the 20 week scan we were having another boy, the whole family were excited after what we had already been through.

Then at 26 weeks my waters broke and we were rushed to hospital they were preparing to take our baby to a different hospital, thankfully my contractions stopped and within a couple of days I was allowed home and put in bed rest.

Then again at 29 weeks my waters broke again only this time we were going to meet him, I was rushed for a c section as he was coming out feet first.

Once he was born they showed him to me, he was beautiful, quite big for a premature baby, he had lovely dark brown hair and he was crying.

They took him to neonatal to monitor him and eventually took me back to my room.

A few hours passed and the doctors came to see us, they told us that our little boy was really poorly.

We rang the family and they all came down to meet him. Me and my husband really needed to name him, we called him Harrison Arthur Newell. We had him blessed in the neonatal with all of our family around us.

Harrison took his last few breaths in my arms, I treasure every single moment with my beautiful angel and I love him more than he will ever know.

He is never forgotten and we talk about him everyday, even our older son Joshua. 

In loving memory of Harrison Arthur Newell born and died 21/03/2016 weighing 3lb 12oz

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