‘He’s here!’ YouTube star Brittani Boren Leach welcomes a baby boy 10 months after the sudden death of her three-month-old son Crew
- Brittani, 29, announced on her Instagram Stories on Thursday morning that she gave birth at 8:33 a.m., sharing a photo of herself cradling her newborn son
- The influencer was hospitalized the night before and given an epidural
- Brittani revealed she had brought her late son Crew’s stuffed llama to sleep with
- Crew died last December after being found unresponsive on Christmas Day
- Brittani and her husband Jeff are also parents to sons Cooper and Cash as well as her son Carter and his daughter Sydney from their previous relationships
YouTube star Brittani Boren Leach and her husband Jeff have welcomed a baby boy 10 months after the death of their three-month-old son Crew.
The 29-year-old announced the birth of the newborn on her Instagram Stories on Thursday morning, sharing photos of herself in the hospital leading up to the birth and then cradling her baby boy.
‘He’s here,’ she captioned a close-up of her son, adding a white heart emoji. ‘Born at 8:33, right after I posted the last story.’
Happy day: YouTuber Brittani Boren Leach and her husband Jeff have welcomed a baby boy on Thursday morning
In one heartwarming shot, Brittani is holding her baby boy close while Jeff is standing next to her hospital bed in a surgical mask, gazing down at them with love.
‘I’m so so thankful for our nurse who offered to take pictures for us,’ she wrote on a photo that appears to have been taken when she was in labor.
Brittani took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a picture of herself in her hospital bed, telling her 871,000 followers that her baby would be arriving soon.
‘It feels very surreal to be typing this, but our rainbow boy is on his way,’ she captioned the hopeful snapshot.
Unforgettable moment: Brittani shared photos of herself in labor and holding her new son
Special: The mom revealed a nurse had offered to take pictures for them and she was ‘so thankful’
Brittani called her son a rainbow baby, a term used to describe a child born after a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death.
‘I have a lot of feelings and emotions right now, so much so that I’m typing through tears,’ she continued. ‘We appreciate every message, thought, and prayer being sent our way as we bring this baby into the world.
‘I can feel Crew in this room, I know he’s ready for us to meet this baby that he perfectly hand-picked to join our family.’
Brittani documented her entire overnight hospital stay on her Stories, admitting that ‘can’t help but cry’ when she looks at the pediatric examination table in her room.
On his way: Brittani took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a picture of herself in her hospital bed, telling her 871,000 followers that her baby would be arriving soon
Hard to handle: Brittani documented her entire overnight hospital sty, admitting that ‘can’t help but cry’ when she looks at the pediatric examination table in her room
Keepsake: To keep her company, she had her late son Crew’s stuffed llama with her, explaining that she sleeps with it ‘every night’
Heartbreaking: Crew is pictured in the hospital with his stuffed llama before his death
To keep her company, she had her late son Crew’s stuffed llama with her, explaining that she sleeps with it ‘every night, so of course he is here with me.’
She went on to share that she had gotten an epidural, but it had to be fixed because it only worked on the one side.
‘Then I was nauseous all night,’ she added. ‘I think he will be here soon though. I’m extremely anxious.’
Roughly an hour later, she announced her son’s arrival, proudly sharing pictures of their newborn baby. It was likely a bittersweet moment for the couple, who are still mourning the loss of their baby boy Crew.
Brittani revealed that she was pregnant on Instagram in May, four months after Crew’s death. She shared a video announcement featuring her sons Carter, Cooper, and Cash, and her stepdaughter Sydney.
Loss: Brittani’s three-month-old son Crew died in late December after being found unresponsive on Christmas Day
Devastating: Crew was resuscitated after he was found not breathing, but ended up brain dead, leaving Brittani and Jeff with the difficult choice of turning off his life support
Never forgotten: The family celebrated what would have been Crew’s first birthday in September by visiting his grave
In the clip, the expectant mom is standing next to Jeff as she holds a photo of Crew in front of her baby bump. The footage then cuts to the family holding a present with a note that says: ‘Heaven Sent.’
‘Sent straight from Heaven and without a doubt, hand-picked by big brother Crew himself, estimated to arrive on December 1, 2020,’ she wrote in the caption. ‘We wanted to announce in a way that honored our sweet Crew, so thank you @elliott.beltran for this amazing video.’
The following month, she shared another candid Instagram post announcing that she and Jeff were expecting a son.
‘Can you believe that I have been so blessed to carry FIVE precious little boys?!’ she wrote. ‘We know without a doubt that big brother Crew had his hand in helping God create the perfect little brother to join our family.’
Last December, Crew was found not breathing at a relative’s house on Christmas Day. The three-month-old was eventually resuscitated, but ended up brain dead, leaving Brittani and Jeff with the difficult choice of turning off his life support and donating his organs.
News: The couple announced Brittani was pregnant in May, four months after Crew’s death
Understandable: Brittani, who is pictured just a few days before she gave birth, admitted she was worried about becoming a mother again after suffering such a heartbreaking loss
Family: Brittani and her husband Jeff are also parents to sons Cooper and Cash as well as her son Carter and his daughter Sydney from their previous relationships
Brittani shared a series of heartbreaking images of herself sitting alongside her tiny son while in the hospital during his final days. She kept her followers up to date and revealed she buried Crew in a gown made from her wedding dress.
She also told fans the family had decided to donate his organs, saying: ‘The pain is unbearable. I keep thinking that I will wake up from this nightmare, but I don’t.’
The family celebrated what would have been Crew’s first birthday in September by visiting his grave, which was covered with flowers, candles, and mementos.
Brittanie admitted the month before that she was worried about becoming a mother again after suffering such a heartbreaking loss.
‘I’m terrified that I will never sleep again, that I will never want to put him down, that my anxiety will be completely unmanageable,’ she said. ‘So if you want to know why I’ve been absent, why there’s been a lot of sponsored content lately, that’s because that’s all I can get out right now. ‘