Simon Thomas, a TV host, had his daughter eight weeks early thanks to the “amazing” care she received from the NHS.
According to him, his wife Derrina became “Rapidly Unwell” and was rushed to the hospital in Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, where she gave birth to their daughter the following Tuesday.
On Instagram, he wrote that “literally and in spirit,” the team “held our hands” throughout the day.
There is “a long road ahead,” but “she’s in the best hands,” he stated of his family’s situation.
His message read as follows: “It’s true that life doesn’t always go as planned.
After Derrina suddenly became ill, we went from expecting our daughter to arrive in eight weeks to abruptly becoming parents to a very small but enormously wonderful baby girl weighing just over three pounds.
He expressed gratitude to the hospital’s NHS neonatal team, saying that they “were just fantastic” in their care and support.
“To have a beautiful, courageous wife like Derrina, a precious son, and now a little, gorgeous girl and sister for our kid Ethan fills my heart with such joy and gratitude that words fail me.
We’ll remain in the hospital for a while, but we have the best staff possible supporting us.
In July 2021, the couple tied the knot at Norwich Cathedral, where the groom was a former Blue Peter and Sky Sports broadcaster.
His first wife, Gemma, died of acute myeloid leukaemia three days after her diagnosis in November 2017.