The shocking photo of the expectant mom and her bees went viral in August. Unfortunately, that child was stillborn when delivered.
“Yesterday evening we had to hand over our precious child and say goodbye to his physical body forever,” Emily Mueller, 33, wrote in a heartbreaking Facebook post on Monday, adding that she and her husband, Ryan Mueller, 37, named their late son Emersyn Jacob.
“Our baby has died. Our baby will never come home with us,” she continued. “This wonderful rainbow baby we were blessed with has now become a storm in our lives.
“Finding out your baby died is unfathomable. Learning you have to be induced and deliver your deceased child is way beyond that. My heart instantly ached for any woman that has told me she had a stillborn.”
Emily didn’t realize the lack of her unborn child’s movement. But she eventually noticed something was off.
“By evening I began to realize I had not felt the baby move much and had contractions that felt different than any I have had before,” she wrote. “I just told myself he was sleeping, but as the time passed, I felt uneasy about it.”
She and her husband decided to go to the hospital to check for a heartbeat, and sadly learned that their son had died just days before the due date.
“I truly thought we would be sent home with a smile, telling us to just wait for the arrival of our sweet Emersyn, who was due in 6 days,” she wrote.
Emily, a beekeeper, and owner of Mueller Honey Bee and Rescue, first got into beekeeping as a way to cope with suffering several miscarriages.
Mueller says she believes her baby died from a blood clotting issue that has caused other family members to suffer miscarriages.