New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty and his wife Michelle are "devastated" after losing their newborn daughter last week. McCourty shared the heartbreaking news on Instagram. His wife was 31 weeks and two days into her pregnancy when they learned that their baby girl no longer had a heartbeat.
Michelle had to endure a 21-hour labor, which resulted in her giving birth to her baby, named Mia, with her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck.
"We held our baby, wrapped in a blanket, cute as ever, looking just like our son Brayden when he was born, but she had no breaths. No cries. No movement. Doctors say they have no answers for why this happens. It just sadly does," Michelle wrote. "I can't explain my thoughts in the moment. My faith has always been strong, but it definitely wavered. I was so angry. So sad. I had to call on my most faith-filled friends and support systems to help me deal with this reality. To not allow my anger and hurt to cause me to lose faith altogether."
Devin described the heartbreaking moment where he had to say goodbye to his third child before she got a chance to live.
"I've seen and felt God in so many ways in this last week. 1st was holding my 3rd child Mia and telling her I love her and then telling her see you later … all in one day," McCourty wrote. "2nd has been leading such a strong and powerful woman @dr_yimac32...her strength has brought me to tears but also inspired me to be what God has called me to be. 3rd Gods love on earth has been shown to us by unbelievers friends and family who have checked on us daily, and hourly."
"Thank you everyone for your love and prayers -Dmac"
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