Tuesday, January 06, 2009

What today brought

Today I was home again with Kyndra because of her pink eye. I stayed home on Monday and Friday too. We didn't do a whole lot. Mostly lounged around. I unloaded the dishwasher and folded some towels.

I called Kim who owns Mud Pie Photos. I had previously sent her an email informing her of our situation. She is affiliated with Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. For those of you who don't know The Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation (NILMDTS) is a network of volunteer photographers who provide infant bereavement photography for families at no cost. I told her in the email that I would like for her to be our photographer when the time comes and that I'd also like her to take some maternity photos for me. So I called her today and she was very nice. We set up a date and time for the photo shoot-February 18 at 6:30pm. Later in the evening is better that way Anthony can be there too. Kim informed me that my maternity session would be free, which I am very grateful to her for. If we do want to purchase photos later she will even give us a discount. Kim photographed my best friend's (Lindsey) wedding and she said she did a really great job and was super nice. I think Kim is going to be great and I can't wait for our photo session. I should be around 31 weeks at that time.

I called Monica today also. She is a nurse on the Mother Baby Care Unit at CMH (the hospital where I work and where I will also be delivering). I am to meet with her some time this week to go over things about the birth. I already have my birth plan ready and want to post it but I'd like to go over it with Monica first in case I have left anything out. Monica is trained in bereavement and such so I am hoping she can help. I called the number Kathy gave me but it didn't work so I knew she was working today so I called the hospital but she was in a delivery so I left my name and number for her to get back to me. I probably won't hear from her tonight but hopefully I will tomorrow.

I finished the book I was reading on Sunday. I was reading Waiting With Gabriel: A Story of Cherishing a Baby's Brief Life by Amy Kuebelbeck. What a good book! For so long I had been wanting to read this book. How ironic that I can now apply circumstances such as this to my own life. I do recommend that others read it, especially if they want a little insight into the emotions one goes through when carrying a child that will not live. I do plan to pass this book on to some of my family and friends.


Vegemommy said...

Hi Holly, this is Heidi from your due date group on CM. I am in tears reading this blog but just had to tell you how much I applaud your strength and faith. I am confident that this sharing of your thoughts will provide comfort for someone else who finds themself on this journey. I'm so sorry, and I am thinking of you and your family and will pray for your continued coping. God Bless.

HP_Twilight_Freeek said...

Hey, IDK if you folks are religious at all, but I may be able to get a bible study guide sent to you, it's called Threads Of Hope. It's for healing after loss of a child. If you are interested, I can give you contact information for the center that uses it.

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