A big Bump Baby and You congratulations to Charlie Gard’s parents who have welcomed a baby boy – a day after what would have been Charlie’s fourth birthday.
Connie Yates, said she “felt a surge of pure love” when she met Charlie’s ‘miracle’ baby brother for the first time.
Chris Gard said their newborn son was the “spitting image” of their first son, Charlie, who died of a rare genetic condition before his first birthday.
The adorable baby boy, who is yet to be named, was born on Wednesday night by Caesarean section and weighs a healthy 8lb 6oz.
Chris went on to say:
“We are extremely tired but do not want to sleep as we just want to look at him the whole time.”
He said that their new arrival had “passed every medical examination” and his wife Connie was “amazing”.
The 36-year-old dad told the Daily Mail: “The world feels a whole lot more beautiful this morning.
“We’ve had about an hour’s sleep between us, but we just can’t stop looking at him.”
Charlie’s mum, Care worker Connie, who’s 34, said: “He looks so similar to Charlie at the same age – it’s quite uncanny.
“It’s scary looking back at photos of Charlie and looking at our new baby… spitting image.”
Chris said: “He is a perfectly healthy baby boy – we’ve now been told this on numerous occasions. It is just music to our ears, because we went through such hell last time.”
Little Charlie’s fight for life was followed by millions across the world. He passed away back in July 2018. Charlie had a rare genetic condition known as mitochondrial depletion syndrome.
Congratulations to Connie and Chris! Sending lots of love xxx
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