Bachelor alum Sarah Heron and engaged Dylan Brown suffered an unfathomable loss. Their newborn son Oliver, who was born prematurely, died “in his father’s arms” just hours after birth. “His body was small, but his legacy will always be larger than life for us,” Sarah said, while breaking the sad news.
“On January 28, at 24 weeks, our beautiful son Oliver Brown was born. He died in his father’s arms shortly after. Sarah wrote on Instagram on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. “There are no words for the magnitude of the loss and pain we are experiencing.”
She added: “Oliver, our IVF miracle, has defied so many odds and fought through so many tough stages to be here. . . Our time together was short, but we are grateful for the days we spent with Oliver in my womb.
As reported in We Weekly, Sarah cherishes all the adventures she and her unborn son shared during her pregnancy. They swam with sea turtles. Oliver kept her company as she healed from a broken knee. She shared that Oliver “loves his dad’s cooking” and “his heart-to-heart morning routine” with his dog, Rio, on his lap.
The message included several photos of the by Sarah pregnancy trip. The most poignant of these photos was a black and white photo of the couple cuddling their son in hospital as he lay on his mother’s chest.
“As our hearts are broken beyond comprehension, we take comfort in knowing that our son’s soul has never known anything but love and will not suffer in a body that was not built for this life,” said the Bachelor in Paradise alum continued. “We will never understand the cruelty of it all. . . We love you so much, little boy. You will never be replaced. She added: “You are so perfect and awesome. Love, mom and dad.
Sarah And Dylan, engaged since May 2021, are in no hurry to get married. They announced their pregnancy in September 2022. Former actor Sean Lowe’s Single season had been very open on her IVF journey. She defied common wisdom by revealing her pregnancy before the end of her first trimester.
“I know that many families prefer to keep the pregnancy private until after the first trimester, but I shared [the] the entire fertility journey from day one,” Sarah said at the time. “One of the blessings of IVF is the support I got from being transparent about this process.”
Although his life was short, little Oliver was dearly loved. I’m sure he will always be part of their family.
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