He had black eyes, and over an inch of long black hair. He looked very much like his sister did when she was first born.
He had a heart defect, and only one working lung. He did not cry, and stayed with us only fifteen minutes.
He took his last breath in his father's arms around eleven o'clock.
Thank you all for everything you have offered me in this community. Support, knowledge, confidence... it is because of my choice to have an unassisted pregnancy that my son died peacefully and we had a joyous and beautiful eight months together.
I am angry for my c-section, but it may have given us the extra moments for my husband to get to the hospital so that he could be with him as he died. No tubes, no drugs, just peaceful.
I'm working on my birth story. I don't know where I'll put it.
I know some people hate to see pictures. I used to hate it, I thought it was weird and creepy.
So I made sure to pick some that weren't so... I don't know. Obvious, I guess.
ETA: I have written up our story in two parts + epilogue, it's on my LJ so that's where the link is going.
Babs + Curtis - Parents of Tempest (08/07/03 ), Jericho (11/01/05 ), Xan (10/03/06 ), Zephyra (06/02/11 ). @ babyslime.livejournal.com
Mum to DS (8yrs), DD (6yrs), and DS(3.5yrs).
I am so sorry for your loss
Robyn - In with Tyson, Gothy Mama to Jasmyn (March 12 2003), Grayson (August 2 2005), my Aurora Hope (m/c Nov 10 2010), and Sydney Rayne (September 17 2011) x3
Please, post your birth story here or at least link it for us. Your gratitude for having 8 months of joy with your son's pregnancy and to let him pass undisturbed in loving arms is truly beautiful.
The pictures are lovely and healing to me. I just lost my little one at 27 weeks.
I pray that your heart will heal in time.