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#1 of 50 Old 11-04-2005, 05:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
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At 10:46pm, November first, Jericho was born by emergency c-section. He was three pounds, seven ounces - born at 34 weeks.

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.

http://www.natural-forces.com/jericho/dh1.jpg
http://www.natural-forces.com/jericho/momtcry1.jpg
http://www.natural-forces.com/jericho/handfav.jpg



ETA: I have written up our story in two parts + epilogue, it's on my LJ so that's where the link is going.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3/Epilogue

photosmile2.gifBabs + trekkie.gifCurtis - Parents of Tempest blahblah.gif(08/07/03 autismribbon.gif), Jericho angel2.gif(11/01/05 ribboncesarean.gif), Xan moon.gif(10/03/06 uc.jpghbac.gif), Zephyra baby.gif(06/02/11 hbac.gif). mdcblog5.gif @ babyslime.livejournal.com

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I am so sorry for your loss. He looks beautiful, I am glad that you were able to have a few peaceful moments with him before he took his last breath.

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How precious. I am glad you all were able to spend a few minutes with him before he left. Please, post your a link to your story here, at the very least.


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such beautiful pictures. may your family cherish the memories of your precious son..... I am sure he felt the love and warmth as he was being held during his passing....

I am so sorry for your loss
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I am so very sorry for your loss.
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Mama... I am so sorry for your loss. I'll be sending you all love and thinking about you tons.

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Sending you love and hugs mama. Your son is beautiful.

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i am so sorry--there really are no words. he is beautiful.

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I'm so sorry. He is beautiful.

OUR DAUGHTERS ARE PROTECTED SHOULDN'T OUR SONS BE TOO! :
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oh mama You and your family are in my prayers

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I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

~Rebecca~
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please know that you and your family are in my thoughts...

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Oh *gasp*

I'm so very sorry.

I am so glad for you though that he was able to die peacefully and surrounded by loved ones.

My thoughts are with you.

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Littleteapot, I'm sending you love right now. Little Jericho is so sweet and precious. Thank you for sharing his pictures with us. He's beautiful.

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.

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I'm so sorry
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My heart goes out to you, Mama. I am so glad for you that you have things to be grateful for...a peaceful ending, a chance to meet him for a few brief moments, an opportunity to hold him in your arms.

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.

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I am so sorry for your loss. Jericho is beautiful.
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I am so sorry for your loss. Jericho is a beautiful baby, and I am glad you were able to take pictures and hold your precious baby. he looks so peaceful...I will keep you in prayer....
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What a beautiful little boy! I am so sorry to hear that his time with you was so brief.
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((hugs)) to you momma.
As I said on another site[LJ],
I am sorry for your loss, and you and your family are in my thoughts.
Take care.

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Babs,
I am so sorry. Peace be with you and your family. You are in my prayers.
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I am truly sorry for your loss.

He was so beautiful.
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your little Jericho is beautiful. I'm so sorry mama, I wish I could take your pain away.

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I'm so sorry mama. I too wish I could take the pain away.


In memory of little precious Jericho
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I'm so sorry that you only had a few minutes to meet him outside of your body.
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for sharing your son.
i'm so sorry. i wish i could hug you...
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I'm sorry, mama. I'm glad you got to hold him though.

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Oh mama, I am so sorry for your tragic loss. May you find peace. Thank you so much for sharing your son with us.

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I also wanted to thank you for sharing your pictures. What a beautiful baby.

I am so very sorry for you loss.

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I'm so sorry sweetie! (((hugs)))
He is beautiful ..I know you will cherish the moments you had with him!
God Bless.

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