A mother who posed with 20,000 bees in a unique maternity photo shoot has suffered a still birth.
Emily Mueller, 33, revealed that her baby died in the womb over the weekend.
In a heartbreaking post on her Facebook page, Mueller details everything from when she first suspected there was a problem when she stopped feeling the baby kicking, to the the moment she gave birth surrounded by caring nurses and doctors.
'So many people awaited the arrival of our sweet famous baby who was the star of our wonderful bee maternity photo shoot. Jesus decided he needed his own beekeeper and took our precious son, Emersyn Jacob, back up to Heaven with him,' Mueller wrote.
'Our hearts are deeply saddened and broken more than we could have ever imagined. All we truly want are prayers for our family during this difficult time as they have been allowing us to move forward and heal.'
Emily, who has three other children, Cadyn, 10, Madelynn, three and one-year old Westyn said she was preparing for an upcoming event on Thursday and didn't notice her baby's lack of movement.
'By evening I began to realize I had not felt 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 things out for themselves in order to hear a heartbeat but were sadly told the devastating news that their son had died just days before the due date.