I can't believe how many names we have collected so far... I am devestated and honored to be able to write not only Emmets name on a baloon, but also to write the names or dates of 70 others at the last count.
Day 14. Remember #MWAH2017
This should have been written yesterday, but I didn't quite get round to writing it so I will have to do two today 😊 Today's prompt is remembering.
Day 13. Colour #MWAH2017
Todays prompt is colour. I think of lots of colours when I think of Emmet. Pink, white, grey, orange, blue, yellow, green. The colours of hope, of love and grief, of my pain and joy.
Remembering our Losses. #forever Loved.
To mark Emmets Due date on the 22nd June 2017, I have decided to write names on balloons, Please Please Please do comment the names, or special dates of those babies you want remembered, and I promise to write every name and date on a baloon.
Day 11. Tree #MWAH2017
Today's prompt is Tree. I think of lots of things when I think of tree. Forrest, family tree, tree house, tree climbing, leaves, shade, jungle etc... But in regards to that list the most difficult thing I have dealt with is the 'Family tree' part. Babies lost before 24 week's do not require, nor are given any form of certification.
Day 10. Listen #MWAH2017
Often after a loss, especially babyloss as nobody seems to want to talk about it, ever, it can be hard to find someone who will just listen without judging. Or listen and then not reply with something stupid or insensitive or just downright cruel.
*Contains religious content (christian). If Angel babies aren't for you then I apologize in advance, but it has helped me.
Day 7. Be Gentle #MWAH2017
I kind of relate a lot to hedgehogs. They're all spikey and lord knows I have been accused of that more than once. I hope that the world is as gentle to you as the care given to an over wintered hedgehog, so that you are safe and warm and don't feel threatened by day to day life enough to uncurl a little bit and enjoy the day.
Day 6. Patience #MWAH2017
Sometimes I can be endlessly patient, but I am terrible at waiting for microwave food. Also I am not very patient with myself.
Day 5. Empty #MWAH2017
Day two. LIFE #MWAH2017
Life, however short is always important.
Emmet, our little flame.
Our story has been featured on Tommy's website, a charity helping people dealing with babyloss.
Ways to honour a loss
Ways to honour you loss. Both on special dates and throughout the year.
Surviving Birthdays and should have beens.
What do you think? http://pin.it/gGl_6Ap I liked this because it wasn't full of saccharine terms like Angelversary, which is always prone to make me cringe. Here are some other good ideas from Still Standing magazine. Ways to Honour your child.
Songs for lost love
I will hold you in my heart everyday that you can't be in my arms And I will love you more than there are stars up in the sky And every day that I'm without you. I'll still be asking why. I begged to life to take me But they still took you instead. I … Continue reading Songs for lost love
Playlist Surviving Miscarriage Together
Updated playlist I find music very comforting, and a valuable emotional release. I find it easier to cope with music. Here are some songs I have found that I found really helpful during and after my miscarriage. * means the song contains religious content, so you can avoid it if this is an issue for … Continue reading Playlist Surviving Miscarriage Together
Jack Valentine or Valentine's knock, is a tradition in Norfolk and my family of essentially playing 'ding dong ditch' with gifts on the doorsteps or windows of a house for the kids. These gifts are 'left' by Jack Valentine (or a helpful and hopefully speedy neighbour) for the children on the doorstep every Valentine's day evening. When February … Continue reading Jack Valentine’s
Piss off I’m just an auntie
My partners brother (henceforth termed brother in law) and his partner are having a baby. People on my side of the family keep teasing me about knitting baby shoes when we gather to watch tv on a sunday with the whole clan together. 'Ohh are you expecting' 'Look someone's broody' 'It'll be your turn soon' … Continue reading Piss off I’m just an auntie
So my health…
This week my health has been interesting. It's the only real thing that describes it. It hasn't been awful, it could definitely be worse, but my digestive system is having some serious moments. This week has not been it's finest hour. I got a bit over tired with schoolwork and my body threw a hissy … Continue reading So my health…