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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2008 05:32:59 PM »

This is so very thoughtful.  Thank you.
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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2008 05:53:53 PM »

My dad died in late September (at only 45 years old, after beating cancer a doctor gave him the wrong medicine and killed him), and the first Christmas without him is sure to be tough.  I think I may make a similar stocking to give to my mom.  Thanks for the idea and I hope you find some joy in the upcoming holidays.
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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2008 07:29:15 PM »

Those are beautiful!  I am so sorry for your loss.  I lost my baby at 11 weeks on 9/12/02.  Its the hardest thing I ever have went through.  It always makes me feel good when someone remembers her.  I will always have an empty place inside me because I never got to hold her in my arms.  But now I can also smile when I think of her because I can see all the lessons that she taught me.  Bless you!
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« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2008 07:49:26 PM »

This brought tears to my eyes; Sorry for your loss.

And also, the stockings are very cute Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2008 07:50:05 PM »

There are many support groups run by hospitals and different agencies,it might be an idea to get in contact with them and see if this would be good for the healing process or just a thoughtful gesture. Thanks for the pictures
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« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2008 10:29:39 PM »

That's a really great idea, and I bet there are heaps of people out there who would love to remember their little angels this way. I am astounded at the lack of emotion some people show when someone loses their baby, especially the 'well you can keep trying' comments. Even worse is how the medical professionals can sometimes act. I lost my 'almost' early too and though the midwife in charge of the early pregnancy department was wonderful the first words I heard that my pregnancy may not be healthy was the ultrasound tech saying to another tech ' I'm not seeing a fourteen week pregnancy'. And not a word directed at me. They didn't even let my husband go in with me because it wasn't a 'standard' ultrasound and I had to demand they let me get him, they wouldn't even go out and get him. Then one of my bosses (who happily left not long after) told me should would have to think about letting me stay on since I had already put in my notice, they had not even begun to look for another employee.

Wow, I guess that still hurts more than I thought. Damn.
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« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2008 05:35:22 AM »

What a beautiful way to commemorate the baby you lost. 

The teddy angels you came up with are beautiful. 
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« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2008 06:32:12 AM »

That's a really great idea, and I bet there are heaps of people out there who would love to remember their little angels this way. I am astounded at the lack of emotion some people show when someone loses their baby, especially the 'well you can keep trying' comments. Even worse is how the medical professionals can sometimes act. I lost my 'almost' early too and though the midwife in charge of the early pregnancy department was wonderful the first words I heard that my pregnancy may not be healthy was the ultrasound tech saying to another tech ' I'm not seeing a fourteen week pregnancy'. And not a word directed at me. They didn't even let my husband go in with me because it wasn't a 'standard' ultrasound and I had to demand they let me get him, they wouldn't even go out and get him. Then one of my bosses (who happily left not long after) told me should would have to think about letting me stay on since I had already put in my notice, they had not even begun to look for another employee.

Wow, I guess that still hurts more than I thought. Damn.

The medical professionals at my hospital were very blunt and unthoughtful as well. One of them (the one who officially told us that the pregnancy had ended) tried to pass the whole thing off as a joke, or as "GOOD" news. It was very hurtful.
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« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2008 06:50:26 AM »

I realise medical people can get a bit jaded, but really, a little tact is all we need. *sigh*

Here's to happier memories and lovely crafts like this to help us remember our angels. On a happier note, most women will go on to have a normal pregnancy after a miscarriage. It doesn't make the pain any easier but my main fear afterward was that I would never have children.

You have inspired me to make a little ornament to commemorate my first baby. Thank you.
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« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2008 08:13:46 AM »

it's a beautiful idea. Smiley
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