Father Nik Richie Writes Heartfelt Letter to His Unborn Son After Baby’s Tragic Death

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 20, 2014   |   5:46PM   |   Washington, DC

Internet writer and celeb Nik Richie has penned a beautiful letter to his unborn son, who died tragically after he and his ex-wife Shayne Lamas tragically lost their unborn child. The former couple tragically lost their 20-week-old unborn baby last week after Lams, a former Bachelor star, suffered a rare pregnancy complication.

nikrichieAccording to TMZ, Lamas underwent an emergency hysterectomy to save her life and stop the massive bleeding but the baby died in the process.

As TMZ reports:

Nik tells TMZ … a few days after the baby died, a social worker from the hospital, along with someone involved in the religion affiliated with the hospital, came to him and asked if he wanted to know the gender of his baby.  He said yes, and they told him the baby was “a beautiful boy.
But then Nik says, he was asked if he wanted to view his son to get closure.  Nik says he nervously obliged and was taken to a room where his son lay.  Nik says they asked him to hold the baby while they prayed.

But it wasn’t over.  Nik was then told he needed to name his child so they could fill out a birth certificate.  Nik, who was overwrought with emotion, told them he always wanted a son named Rex, so he named the boy Rex Jagger Lamas-Richie.  He chose Jagger because of Mick.

TMZ also printed the heartfelt letter Richie wrote to his unborn baby. (PDF) In the letter, Richie says his unborn baby “had a name, a family and a life ready for the taking.”

‘You brought meaning to your parents’ life in a way you’ll never know,” he writes. “God has a plan for us all. He gave us an amazing son who will always watch over our family. You are perfect, you will always be my son.”

h/t Bethany Mandel