Home And Away actress Ada Nicodemou has shared a touching tribute to her stillborn son Harrison.
Ada, 37, who plays Leah Patterson-Baker in the soap, announced that her second child with husband Chris Xipolitas was delivered stillborn on August 7.
She took to Facebook today (September 15) to thank fans for their support and share lines from a poem called Never by K. Fugleberg. The poem reads:
"I'll never get to see your precious face;
or whisper words to make you feel safe
I'll never get to hold you tight
when you can't sleep at night
I'll never get to sing you a sweet lullaby,
to calm you down when you cry
I'll never get to fall asleep with you in my arms,
all bundled in a blanket to keep you warm
I'll never get to hear you laugh and giggle
or see your little toes wiggle
There are many things I will never get to do,
but the hardest is not being with you."
Ada and Chris married in 2007. They conceived their first son, Johnas (now two years old), through IVF in 2011, after a year of trying.
When Ava announced in March that she was expecting the couple's second child, she said that the pregnancy had come as a complete surprise.
"For it to happen so quickly after we struggled for so long last time is a really nice surprise and we feel really really lucky," Ada told New Idea in an interview at the time.
"I think you're blessed every day to have a child in your life. My son is just amazing, he's gorgeous and I love spending time with him."