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Monday, October 15, 2012

October 15th. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Today, October 15th 2012
is
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

For some this may seem like another cheesy day that was created to remember people's
"embryos", "fetus" that they never saw, etc etc.

But for those that have suffered the loss of a pregnancy or an infant..
this is our day to talk about those babies.
To remember them verbally.
We remember them every day.
But we may stop talking about them because we don't want to drag others down, 
or make others feel uncomfortable.
But today... we talk. Today we openly remember them.

I, am a mama to 3 angels in heaven.
I never saw them.
But I saw their heartbeats.
They were my babies.
And I will always remember them.

Here is some info about this day.

  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death, which includes but is not limited to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, or the death of a newborn. It is observed annually in the United States and Canada and, in recent years, in the United Kingdom and in the Australian State of New South Wales,[1] on October 15.
  • The day is observed with remembrance ceremonies and candle-lighting vigils, concluding with the International Wave of Light, a worldwide lighting of candles at 7:00 p.m.

History

  • The Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Movement began in the United States on October 25, 1988 when then-American President Ronald Reagan designated the month of October 1988 as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.[2]
  • The October 15th Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day (PAILRD) Campaign began in 2002 as an American movement started by Robyn Bear, Lisa Brown, and Tammy Novak. Together, they petitioned the federal government, as well as the governors of each of the 50 states, and by October 15, 2002 (the first observance of PAILRD) 20 states had signed proclamations recognizing the date as such.
Read more here.

God gave me the journey for a reason.
It has helped me help others in the same situations.
But there are still days I wonder why.
You can read about my journey HERE if you want. 

We didn't name our angels.
But today (and everyday) I remember
Baby #1 Due July 2008, miscarriage at 8 weeks
Baby #2 Due July 2010, ectopic pregnancy
Baby #3 Due December 2010, miscarriage at 7 weeks


I also want to remember my friend Krystle's baby
Due July 2010, miscarriage at 10 weeks.

To Jamie and her baby girl Ava and little boy Noah

Lindsay M and her angel, miscarriage in 2011

I know there are many more friends that have angel babies
and to all of you and the families who have little ones waiting for us in Heaven.
Thoughts are going out to you today. 
And a huge virtual hug.

Baby #3 Due December 2010

Yes, I really took that many tests and more! :) Baby #3 Due December 2010, M/C 7 weeks later





 


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