Saturday 15 October 2011

This Little Light of Mine.....

Today is International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. It's a day I hold close to my heart, and commemorated last year.

This year I'd like to share with you three blogs that cover the loss of a baby, in different ways and at different stages. These three parents are in different stages in their journey.

Finding My New Normal is a beautiful blog, written anonymously, it tells the story of a mother who loses her baby at term, a still birth. She is open about her grief and experiences, and she is now officially in her two week wait to give her darling angel boy a sibling. Her journey with infertility and baby loss is inspiring and a real eye opener to people who have not walked this path.

Patch of Puddles I have had the great pleasure of meeting the author, Merrily, at Cybermummy and she was a fellow finalist in the Inspirational category of the MAD blog awards. Merrily lost her son Freddie at 11 days old, he was born at term. Merrily shares a lot of what they have been through as a family, and still go through now. Happily Merrily is expecting again, but nothing will ever diminish the loss of Freddie. And like me, Merrily is a supporter of Tommy's 5 Point Pregnancy Plan.

The Anderson Bump and Baby Isla I think nearly all my readers have visited, supported and commented on the Anderson's Blog, and I had truly hoped, during their journey, that we would not be talking about Isla today. If for no other baby, you light your candle for Isla, and for her parents, to show support, and to share our grief for her. It's no secret that baby Isla's passing has hit me hard, so much water, so close to home. It's very hard when any baby passes away, but when a 27 weeker passes away, after fighting so hard. I hold Joseph a little closer, kiss him a little more and I give thanks every day. I don't understand why this happens and never will.

No parent deserves to lose a baby, and it's still something that is taboo to talk about, I just hope that these days of awareness are helpful to those who grieve, and truly do help raise awareness. 


  1. I also will be commemorating this day too. I've had 3 miscarriages within a year one at 16 weeks although I thought I was 10 weeks and 2 very early ones. This broke our hearts. I have been open and honest about it but people really struggle listening to my story, I wish they wouldn't I wish they could just listen and acknowledge that I had 3 babies that weren't given a chance to live for whatever reason but they were my children and I hold them very close to my heart and they will always be part of our family. X

  2. Thank you for commenting. I have had two miscarriages, and it's so heartbreaking, and still a taboo isn't it? I should me a mum of three, 2 teenagers, and instead I just have one toddler. It's so hard to deal with, and these babies are always in our hearts.

  3. Yes very heartbreaking and such a shame people arnt more open. Each time I got pregnant I told people (friends and family) because I couldn't wait to share my news and also if things did go wrong I had the love and support around me, people criticised me for this. I one day hope this won't be such a taboo subject it would help the grieving and help people remember our little family members are just that, family members. X x

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