An Ohio mother of three, who made headlines in August for her unique maternity photo shoot, in which she posed with 20,000 bees across her belly, revealed Monday that she suffered a stillbirth just six days before her fourth child was due.
“Yesterday evening we had to hand over our precious child and say goodbye to his physical body forever,” Emily Mueller wrote in a heartbreaking Facebook post, adding that she and her husband, Ryan Mueller, had named their late son Emersyn Jacob.
“Our baby has died. Our baby will never come home with us,” she continued. “This wonderful rainbow baby we were blessed with has now become a storm in our lives.”
Emily was busy getting ready for an event on Thursday and hadn’t paid much attention to the lack of movement coming from Emersyn.
That evening, she realized something seemed off, and monitored it through the night before calling her OB the next morning, who encouraged her to get checked out.
At the hospital, Emily’s worst nightmare came to fruition. After multiple nurses searched for what seemed like an eternity to find Emersyn’s heartbeat, the doctor finally came in and confirmed what no one else could: “Your baby has passed.”