Catherine Hughes should be planning a first birthday party, sadly she’s not. Thankfully she does have some beautiful news to celebrate though.
Baby Riley passed away from whooping cough on the 17th of March, 2015. He was just four weeks old. Catherine recently shared the last videos of baby Riley saying “we are sharing this in the hopes that it will convince just one more pregnant Mum to protect their baby from this disease.”
Catherine shared on the Light for Riley Facebook page the exciting news of baby number three.
“We are so happy to share with you that we are being blessed with another little superhero (or princess!) this August!
We are overjoyed but very nervous at the same time. We haven’t allowed ourselves to get too excited until our scan this morning as the scars of losing Riley run deeply.
Our daughter is over the moon and keeps cuddling and kissing my tummy. She asked if the baby could be Riley again, and we explained that it would be a different baby but one that we would love just as much. She seemed excited to consider the possibility that it might be a girl, and has tried to insist that it be named after her hermit crabs ‘Flower’ and ‘Rosie’ – lucky baby!
The morning sickness has been tough, but my husband grins whenever I am feeling ill as it seems to remind him that it’s really happening, that we’re really having another dearly wanted child.
… And yes, I will definitely be having a third trimester booster!
– Riley’s Mum & Dad x”
Congratulations to the family. We wish them all the best.
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