Earlier this year, baby Caleb celebrated his first birthday. For his dad Daniel Stirling, it was a day tinged with sadness, as it also marked the one year anniversary of Sarah’s death.
The 24-year-old mother did not survive her injuries. But doctors were able to save her unborn baby, Caleb, through an emergency c-section.
“[It was] Very tough. But we treated it as Caleb’s birthday more so,” Stirling told Channel 7's Sunday Night program.
“I’m doing okay. I have some bad days where I just can’t stop thinking about her, you know. Like every morning the thought’s always there. It’s more so when I’m alone at night.”
Despite his traumatic birth, little Caleb is doing well and has no ongoing health issues.
“He had an appointment last week with the paediatrician at the Royal Hobart Hospital and he absolutely aced it, which made me proud,” Stirling said.