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Parents of lost babies and potential of all kinds: come here to share the technicolour, the vividness, the despair, the heart-broken-open, the compassion we learn for others, having been through this mess — and see it reflected back at you, acknowledged and understood.

Thanks to photographer Xin Li and to artist Stephanie Sicore for their respective illustrations and photos.

for one and all > Social Media on Mother's Day

I see people posting and re-posting this bit online. The introduction attached hits me so strangely every time someone posts my story isn't technically invited. I never feel comfortable re-posting, because I think I would only be posting out of anger. Here it is today, for a community who that I can say her name on Mother's Day.

"Since Mother’s Day is coming, here's one for the moms! Answer the questions about your first born. The one who made you a mom! ❤
Come on moms, let’s see your stories 😊 just copy and change your answers"

Induced - Yes
Who was in the room - my husband and my mom
Hours in labor - 12? It's a bit of a blur
Knew gender - yes, we cried tears of joy when we found out
Due Date - May 25, 2016
Birth Date - February 13, 2016
Gender - girl
Cravings - 1st trimester, nothing, 2nd trimester-all food
Baby weight gained: I don't remember anymore
Birth weight - ~1lb
Name - Amelia Grace
Age now - would be 3, My daughter died before she was born.
Any advice? Love, that's all. Nothing else sticks, nothing else is real.
May 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMarie
Sending a hug Marie. This kind of stuff annoys me too.
May 15, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterAB