A lovely addition to the family.
Former swim champ Brooke Hanson and her husband, Jared Clarke, have welcomed a baby girl into their family more than three years since the tragic loss of their son, Jack.
Baby Jack died aged nine months old in April 2012 from complications after being born 12 weeks prematurely.
The Olympic gold-medal winner gave birth for the fourth time to Matilda Brooke Clarke – a little sister to her two sons – in August.
The 37-year-old told Woman’s Day she feared the worst when Matilda became tangled in the umbilical cord during delivery.
“For a moment I panicked, frightened we were going to lose another baby, but Jared got me through,” she said.
Minutes later, Hanson was holding her baby girl: “(Jared) was cheering and I was crying, we were hugging and kissing and celebrating.”
She said she and her husband were convinced they were having another boy.
“It really hit me when Jared said to the nurse, ‘Help, this is an emergency – we don’t have any pink’,” she told the magazine.
“She’s our little princess and just the most beautiful surprise.”
We’re wishing Brooke, Jared and their family all the best during this happy time.