Brittani Boren Leach is over the moon about her little baby boy!
The YouTuber announced last Thursday morning on her Instagram Story how she and husband Jeff had welcomed a baby boy, 10 months after the death of their 3-month-old son Crew.
Leach revealed the good news next to a close-up photo of the newborn, writing: “He’s here” alongside a white heart emoji. “Born at 8:33.”
In addition, she posted a follow-up snapshot of herself holding her baby close to her chest, while dad Jeff was close by.
Leach previously shared on her Story that it had been a “long night” and that she “got an epidural (praise be) but it only worked on the right side.”
After her medical team fixed it, Leach “was nauseous all night” and “extremely anxious” as she awaited her son’s arrival, which happened just after she posted that Story.
Earlier, the mother revealed that she had brought a very special item with her to the hospital, her late son Crew’s stuffed llama, which she sleeps with “every night.” She added, “So of course he’s here with me.”
And in May, Leach revealed how she and Jeff were expecting again, writing alongside a video announcement on her Instagram, “Sent straight from Heaven and without a doubt, hand-picked by big brother Crew himself, estimated to arrive on December 1, 2020. ❤️”
Leach and her family along with sons Carter, Cooper and Cash, along with stepdaughter Sydney — could be seen walking through a field in the footage. Leach then held a photo of Crew in front of her baby bump before the family gathered to carry a present with a note which read: “Heaven Sent.”
“We wanted to announce in a way that honored our sweet Crew, so thank you @elliott.beltran for this amazing video,” she continued the post, which also included a quote often used by parents to describe a “rainbow baby,” which is a child born after a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss.
Leach announced how the couple would welcome another son into the family the following month, writing in her post: “Can you believe that I have been so blessed to carry FIVE precious little boys?! We know without a doubt that big brother Crew had his hand in helping God create the perfect little brother to join our family.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.