Vaccination campaigners Catherine and Greg Hughes have welcomed a baby girl, 18 months after the pain of losing their baby son to whooping cough.
‘We are delighted to announce the safe arrival of Riley’s sister - our precious rainbow baby. Both mum and bub are doing very well considering the emotional challenges faced after the loss of our brave boy,’ they said.
‘Her big sister (Olivia, 4) is ecstatic to have her here and has already begun bossing dad around about handling baby every opportunity she gets (surprisingly she isn’t willing to take the lead on nappy changes!)
‘Our hearts are bursting with pride and we’ll have more updates in the coming days and weeks. We can’t wait for you to all meet her properly and we’re looking forward to this new chapter in our lives.’
The couple hasn’t revealed the name of their baby girl but have posted a photo of her hand. She appears to be wearing a pink version of the beanie worn by her brother before his death.
Riley died from whooping cough last March aged one month. His parents have campaigned for vaccination ever since.