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#261 of 286 Old 07-20-2004, 12:26 PM
 
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Oh Brandi, I am so sorry

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Oh Brandi I am so very sorry May you labor in peace and love mama...
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Brandi~ I'm so sorry... I can't imagine what you are going through. Just know that we all feel for you on this UC group.
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Brandi, I wanted to send my love to you. Maybe if you feel like it later, you could post pictures of your sweet babe.
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#265 of 286 Old 07-20-2004, 04:05 PM - Thread Starter
 
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First I wanted to thank you all for your loving words and support. It means a lot to me, I am feeling the love and the healing.

We had a lovely and peaceful birth at home. Labor was quick. And we got to spend the whole night with our sweet babe.
Galadriel Marie was born July 19th 2004 around 11 pm. She weighed in at 5
lb 4 oz and 17 inches long. She is beautiful. She has her daddy's feet,
dark brown curly hair, red ruby lips that look just like dd2's mouth. Her
cord and placenta were so tiny, just like she is. She was a breech
delivery, I came out just fine without any tears or abrasions. She had
apparent developmental problems. Something was wrong from the beginning.
We are not sure about internally, but there were some physical abnormalities
that lead us to believe that there were problems internally. She is now at
the funeral home and we decided against having her tested for anything. She
is at peace. Dh and I are are doing well. Waiting for my mom to bring the
girls back home. Things happen for a reason. I am so thankfull that we got
to hold our baby and spend the night with her. She truly is magical. I
miss her and it is hard to think about her, but I love her and she felt so
right to hold, but she was not meant for this world. She is in good hands
with her grandma.
Thank you all, peace and love.
Brandi

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#266 of 286 Old 07-20-2004, 05:21 PM
 
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Thanks for sharing your story with us, Brandi. I'm so glad your sweet baby was surrounded by her loving family at home. Please take extra good care of yourself and know that we are here for you.

Blessings,

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#267 of 286 Old 07-20-2004, 05:43 PM
 
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Yes, thank you for sharing with us Brandi. It sounds like it was a peaceful birth and a peaceful way to say goodbye to your daughter. I'm glad for you that it was at home and that you got to spend that night with her.

I've had losses, but I cannot imagine what you are feeling since my losses have been early. If you haven't visited the birth loss forum yet, maybe you should when you feel up to it. The people there are very understanding and kind. I know that sharing with them has been helpful for me in healing from my losses.

My thoughts are and will remain with you. Take care - Tiff

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Brandi,

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful birth with us. You are a strong mama and I know that your little one is at peace. I am sad for you but happy that it was a gentle peaceful birth, exactly what you wanted, and you got to hold your sweet little girl in your arms. I am glad she has grandma to take care of her.

Much love and peace to you.
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Brandi, thank you for sharing that with us. You are an amazing woman and mother. I haven't stop thinking about you and I won't. Much peace and love to you and your family! I also wanted to say your understanding and perspective of something so hard is profound.

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Ditto to everything Sheacoby said, and hugs and love to you.
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Oh Brandi, I haven't stopped thinking about you and your baby... your entire family... since I read your posts yesterday. I am so glad you were able to share her birth with us too. You are truly a wonderful, strong, and loving mama. I will be thinking of you and praying for you all during this most difficult of times.
With love to you, your sweet baby, and your entire family,
Chrissy

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#272 of 286 Old 07-20-2004, 07:03 PM
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Brandi...

My thoughts are with you and your family. Your strength is an inspiration to me. I know so well that nagging feeling. My 3rd child was born with multiple "birth defects" and though all the "professionals" assured me everything was fine, I knew all along something was not right. I felt like I too prepared for 9 months for her differences. I even told her the night before she arrived that I would love her no matter what and not to be afraid. I am so glad that you were able to birth in peace and spend the night with Galadriel. If there is anyting at all that I/we can do to support you please let us know.

to you and your family Brandi
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Brandi - Your words are so peaceful and graceful. You and your family are in our thoughts and my prayers. I am sure the love of your dh and girls is so supportive right now and I hope you can be together in privacy.
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(((Brandi))) Thank you for sharing your story with us. My thoughts are with you.

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Brandi, thank you for sharing your story with us. i know everyone has already said it but i wanted to express my gratitude also.

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i am so sorry for your loss.
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I've been thinking of you all day today, Brandi (Childofthemoon) Sending my love and empathy
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Brandi, thank you for sharing your story. My heart is heavy and breaking for you ....Prayers, peace, comfort and love to you and your family.

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Brandi--
thank you for sharing your birth story w/us here and sharing your moments w/your dd. She sounds beautiful and your spirit is, as well. How lucky she was to be born to such a loving and heart-full mama and family. Many many prayers and wishes for peace and healing.....I think of you and yours often throughout the day......
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brandi, thanks for keeping us involved in your story. my heart goes out to you and your family. i'm thankful that you had some final time (final for just the physical part of galadriel marie) to cherish her and see her and love her. what a blessing within such a difficult time. my loving thoughts have been with you since your first post about her and will continue on. your amazing-ness shines through your posts. you are amazing. i hope your family is able to have some private time to yourselves as you begin to wind your way through this new chapter.
with love....


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Brandi,
What an inspiration you are to me, I'm honored that you shared your story with us, thank you for that. I wish you much love and comfort through your grief mama. What a beautiful name for your beautiful sweet daughter.

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