When Claire was pregnant with Alexandra, it never even crossed my mind that anything could go wrong. We all knew that Claire’s pregnancy had been quite uncomfortable for her towards the end and were eagerly awaiting the new arrival. Claire was the first of us (the three cousins) to get pregnant. When my Mum rang… Continue reading Let the sun and light come streaming, into my life, into my life
This is posted anonymously posted to protect patients. Becoming a midwife was never on the cards when I was completing my BTEC at college, in my head I wanted to be a paediatric nurse. This soon changed when I completed my first paediatric placement and realised sick and ill children was not a career for… Continue reading Providing bereavement care
Back in May Andrew spoke at the Leeds Bereavement forum as the theme was concentrating on men and bereavement. Some of the details you may already know but this is from his point of view. These are his words: I recently had the privilege of speaking at the Leeds bereavement forum about my… Continue reading Daddy’s Story Of Alexandra
I’ve never really been majorly “into” music; I’ve always bobbed around and liked what I’ve liked. I freely admit my taste isn’t particularly cool or hip but what I like makes me smile and that’s good enough for me. When we were planning Alexandra’s funeral I read all the SANDs leaflets available. In the… Continue reading The Soundtrack of Our Lives
This post originally appeared on my friend Mary's blog during Baby Loss Awareness Week. I thought it deserved its own stand alone entry on my own blog as I've been thinking about Alexandra a lot recently. As Ophelia grows up and her needs change we spend more time thinking about how our lives would be… Continue reading Loss: Then and Now
The legendary Steph is back; this time about her daughter Helen who was born with “clicky hips” Being a mummy of three you get to your 3rd pregnancy and know what to expect; sort of; kind of; erm wasn't like that for me. This was a pregnancy were I was running around after two small… Continue reading Hips don’t lie?
We really enjoy going away with friends as we’re all so busy these days that catching up on holiday seems like as good a plan as any other. This year we’ve had a lot family trips to Scotland and the Yorkshire coast (this is where someone reminds me of a trip that I’ve… Continue reading McLennans and Whittlesea-Limbs on tour