My Turn!

Ok in inspiration of the day and Jen doing this, here is my Evan picture slide show.


About mommamaynard

β€œLife is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” β€” Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on January 18, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Aww….I love it.
    It’s so beautiful.

  2. I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: I love your Evan-belly! ❀
    I get so choked up and emotional as I scroll down, seeing you so happy and so in love with Dave and Evan and life, so full of hope… and then see the quiet, sad destruction that stillbirth leaves behind. It’s wrong and horrible, yet something I can relate to so well.
    His grave is peaceful and beautiful, as fitting for a baby as any grave could be. I would love to visit it with you one day.

    • Thank you. I know, its so horrible and wrong, you get pregnant, you make it past 12 weeks, you make it to your due date with no complications, you just assume your bringing a baby home, not taking apart the nursery because your baby will be sleeping in a graveyard instead. Yes I do know he is not actually there in the ground, it’s just a figure of speech. I do love his grave though, if he has to be there, then I am glad that is the place he is.
      I would love for you to be able to see it in person.

      • Just have to say I agree, you think after 12 weeks everything is perfectly fine and there’s nothing else to worry about. But I love your belly it’s so pretty not a stretch mark in sight.

      • thanks, I didn’t get any stretch marks until 39 weeks, then bam, they came all at once, but they are all on the bottom of my stomach below the navel so they can be hidden easily, they happened when he dropped down just before birth.

      • that is awesome, my stretch marks are all over my stomach it’s sick.

    • I loved my Evan belly too, I loved how I felt and how round I got in the abdomen. I used to call myself a yummy mummy!

    • i agree, your belly makes me soooo jealous, it’s so freaking CUTE!!!!

  3. Beautiful πŸ™‚ One picture didn’t show up though, was it one of your sweet Evan? His grave is so lovely – is it in an actual cemetery? It looks like it could be anywhere – in a park, on someone’s private property…so serene.

    • Hey! Thanks, it is an actual Cemetary. We shopped around alot for the perfect spot before choosing this, I think if you look back through my history, using the cloud of words under Cemetery or such you should be able to see more pictures of the cemetary.
      We have no idea when we chose it but not 5 feet away there is another little stillborn boy burried, I always bring him presents when I go and visit Evan.
      As for the missing picture, there is none missing on my screen, if you mean the white spot between the bottom two pictures, its not missing, it’s just the way my Aunt sent the picture from Evan’s funeral, it is a smaller photo in a white box, I never bothered to edit it.

    • That one picture is sadly the only picture we have of Evan. See it all went down so fast, I was in active labor with bad weather out, planning a home birth, when the midwife came she could not locate a heartbeat and so rushed me to the hospital, then it was confirmed that at some point in early labor his heart stopped, so I continued with labor and had him that day, December 24th, 07 and we had no camera and I was in so much and exausted after 11 hours of hard back labor and a messy forecepts delivery, I just crashed. I did see him and such for about an hour but the only picture I have is the one the hospital took.

  4. (((((((((((teary hugs))))))))))))))))))))

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