A MIDHURST couple are celebrating the arrival of their ‘tiny miracle’.
Jennet and Chris Golds, both 43, had almost given up hope of having another child, so they were overjoyed when baby Rees was born on New Year’s Day at St Richards Hospital in Chichester, a brother for 14-year-old Carl.
The couple who live in Bridgefield Close were hoping to enlarge their family when they discovered that Chris was suffering from the blood cancer Hodgkin’s disease, about seven years ago.
“Chris recovered and has been clear for six years now,” said Jennet,
“but we didn’t think we would be able to have any more children.
“Then four years ago I discovered I was pregnant.”
Sadly the couple’s little boy Cody, was stillborn.
So Chris and Jennet were over the moon when they discovered she was pregnant again.
“It was a complete surprise, we didn’t think it would ever happen again,” Jennet told the Observer.
“We were a bit apprehensive and scared because of everything that had happened before, but also over the moon.
“Rees is a lovely miracle surprise.
“We are absolutely overjoyed.”
Jennet was due to go into hospital the day after New Year to be induced, but Rees decided he could not wait to arrive in the world.
“My waters broke on January 1 and so the hospital took me in and he arrived weighing 6lbs 3oz.
“It was a brilliant start to the New Year for us all.”
Back at home the day after the birth she told the Observer: “It’s wonderful to have Rees home, I am very tired, but I couldn’t fault him.”
Her first son Carl was also born early weighing just 3lb.
“Rees was a shopper compared to him, but Carl is very pleased at his arrival.
“We have certainly been through the mill as far as babies are concerned but Rees is a wonderful New Year present.”