The other night, I glanced at Leo's photos in our living room. One of my favourite photos of me holding Leo. It was the day we left. I got dressed that day, and I'm so glad I did. I showered, put actual clothes on, and walked around the bereavement suite, holding my son. We both … Continue reading On the Approach to Two – When Time doesn’t actually Heal
I was going to avoid writing about New Year. I found Christmas unexpectedly difficult. It seemed best to avoid too much New Year reflection. Yet, I'm sat in bed at 8:30pm, reflecting on 2017, and it feels that we at least deserve to recognise our achievements of this year. 14 days in 2016, everything changed … Continue reading 2017, You’ve Made me Proud.
What was such a small idea last summer in order to help us through the nightmare that would be our first christmas since Leo died, is slowly blossoming into a wonderfully poignant project full of love and light. I am so so proud of what has become Advent To Remember this year. Last year, we … Continue reading When a Community unites in Grief : Advent to Remember
And just like that, in what feels like the blink of an eye, The Wife is back to work after 23 weeks - two days shy of six months - at home with me and Eli. We knew before we were even pregnant with him that should we get past the 24 week mark again, … Continue reading Our Best Parenting Decision So Far – Sharing Parental Leave
This past week I've taken a step back from the blog and all things associated, on purpose, for the first time since we started this little corner of the world. It's been a well needed break and has created some worthy food for thought that I've struggled to compose in my head and make sense … Continue reading Progress at a Cost? | Defeating Stillbirth
Back in September, we were honoured to be invited to a 'Bloggers and Influencers' event to help launch a new pregnancy health campaign, following some groundbreaking research from Tommy's and Prof Alexander Heazell. The event was hosted by Clemmie Telford, from Mother of All Lists fame, and was attended by people with much greater influencing … Continue reading Tommy’s #SleepOnSide in Pregnancy Campaign to help prevent Stillbirth
A few weeks ago, Child Bereavement UK launched a fantastic new campaign called #OneMoreMinute to highlight the support that they provide bereaved families, and what those families would say to their loved ones, if only they had one more minute. Its heartbreaking, yet so effective in showcasing grief, pain, loss, and love of the bereaved … Continue reading What if I had #OneMoreMinute with Leo?
Last year, to include and remember our son Leo, on what should have been his first Christmas, we created a little project that we called #AdventForLeo. In the lead up to Advent, we planned a number of activities so that we had something to remember him through every day. The thought process was that Christmas … Continue reading #AdventToRemember
Despite being so pleased with the range of coverage Baby Loss has gathered this week, it's also really really hard. It seems a lot of people in the Baby Loss community are incredibly heavy hearted whilst being really pleased that we seem to be getting somewhere with having the much needed conversations in the mainstream. … Continue reading When Awareness Raising is Heavy Hearted | Baby Loss Awareness Week 2017
Almost eighteen months ago, I submitted our story in response to to a call out on Twitter. At that point, I didn't really know much about the project, other than it was endorsed by Tommys and SANDS. Once I heard more about it, it transpired that Nicola Gibson and Emma Beck where working on a … Continue reading Stillbirth Stories : Because Each Story Matters