Aurelia Bernadette Miles arrived at 1.23 pm today and very peacefully fell asleep within a minute or so. Whilst we didn’t get the time we wanted with her, we couldn’t have asked for a calmer end to her life.
After all the difficulties we thought we would have with Aurelia’s birth she came out feet first and did most of the work for me. She kicked and waved those beautiful feet saying hello and coped beautifully with labour but in the end she decided not to take her first breath, and fell asleep on my chest with both of us having had the chance to tell her how loved she is.
We now have some time to spend with her in hospital to say our goodbyes and admire the face of our beautiful little girl, and she really is beautiful. You’d really just think she has fallen asleep, and indeed she even has her hand by her face which we know from scans is how she slept.
More later when we’ve gathered ourselves together but thank you everyone who has been in touch today and has prayed for us. She is now at peace and in the love of Jesus, having only ever known love and comfort on earth. What more could a parent ask for.
P.S. She was a healthy 6 lb 10 oz for those who like to know!