VIDEO: Peterborough father proposes to girlfriend with help of their newborn daughter

A first-time Peterborough father proposed to his girlfriend moments after she gave birth by dressing the newborn up in a babygrow which had the big question on it

Wednesday, 19th October 2016, 12:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 8:52 pm
Shane Brinkley and Lauren French with baby Nevaeh Rose

Shane Brinkley, 25, handed over little Nevaeh Rose with an outfit which read, “Mummy, will you marry my daddy?” to new mum Lauren French, 22.

The tear-jerking moment was captured on camera by a midwife at Peterborough City Hospital as the 7lb 13oz youngster was exchanged and Shane patiently waited for an answer.

Lauren sobbed and said ‘of course’ as she lay in the hospital bed on Thursday October 6.

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Shane Brinkley and Lauren French with baby Nevaeh Rose

“I wanted to make the proposal different – I’d been planning it for 8 months. It was really difficult to keep secret, only Lauren’s mum and my best mate knew I was going to do it.” said Shane.

Lauren was so shocked, she had to be prompted to reply by Shane.

The newly-engaged couple have since settled with Nevaeh and she has received lots of visitors already.

Lauren said “Nevaeh is settling down brilliantly to her new surroundings, she has made my family complete.

Nevaeh Rose in her special outift

“We haven’t yet had a chance to plan for the wedding, but would like it to be in 2018.

“We are hoping to have the chance to sit down and discuss it properly very soon, in between naps!”

Lauren French and partner Shane Brinkley with their new arrival Navaeh Rose
Midwife, Janine Kettle left, with Laurens mum, Beverley Fovargue, and the happy trio
Shane Brinkley and Lauren French with baby Nevaeh Rose
Nevaeh Rose in her special outift
Lauren French and partner Shane Brinkley with their new arrival Navaeh Rose
Midwife, Janine Kettle left, with Laurens mum, Beverley Fovargue, and the happy trio