Baby taken too soon. Take some time today with your precious babe

Beck - posted on 03/30/2010 ( 22 moms have responded )

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I just wanted to share this with you all. My friend has just lost her 8mth old baby to a scary viral infection that effected her brain. She was in hospital for 3 weeks and on the mend until on Monday went downhill quickly and passed away.

This of course is so tragic for her parents and her extended family. She was a healthy, happy, bubbly little girl until a few weeks ago. You can't imagine the pain they are going through.

My husband has had two brain tumours and since the first we realised that life is precious and to cherish each day.

My reason for my post today;
I have noticed over my time here on Circle of Mums that many mums worry about things that while they feel are important at the time in the scheme of things dont matter. Please dont waste precious time with your bubs worrying about minnor things. Dont worry about what other people think, if you are happy with the decision you make then hold your head up high and laugh with your kids.

Cuddle your bubs close today, sadly life can deal you a cruel twist of fate and take our precious bubs away no matter how much we love them.

Play when you should be cleaning (you know it will only get messy again)
Laugh when you should be cross!
Cuddle them because you just can't spoil them with love.

Don't ever take a day for granted.

xxx

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Tara - posted on 04/13/2010

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That is so true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! live each day as it was you last sorry to hear about your friend . let her know that people are thinking of her .

Melanie - posted on 04/13/2010

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I'm so sorry for your friend and thank you for sharing such an important message, I can definitely learn something from you.

Hilary - posted on 04/10/2010

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I'm so sorry your friend has to go through this. My Mom lost her first child, my Brother, when he was three years old. He choked to death of a vitamin. When I look at my one year old son I can not imagine losing him and I cant believe how strong people like my parents and your friends are. I'm praying for them!

Kelly - posted on 04/09/2010

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im really sorry to hear of your friends loss, my neice passed away 3 yrs ago she was also a happy healthy 11 mth old she fell ill 1 night and died the following morning we later found out she had meningitis, its so sad and life can be cruel. we all take things for granted when we all should realise what we have got and make the most of it.

Shannon - posted on 04/07/2010

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I lost a baby 2 days before her scheduled C-Section...2 years ago. Tell your friend that it will never go away...but it will always get better. I was told in the hospital by our nurse that we will find our "new normal", because things will definately never be the same, but they will find some sense of normalcy again! I can now happily say that we have a 1 year old bouncing baby boy that we take every minute of every day cherishing. We can never get this time back...we should take it while we can.

Mellissa - posted on 04/07/2010

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hi, im sorry for your friends lost and thank you for sharing. I know where your coming from my nephew passed away at 4 1/2 months old from SIDS and my little one was only 2 weeks old, its makes you be thankful for the days you have with your child.
So to everyone else please take this advise on board as you never know what the future holds, angel ((((hugs)))) and floating kisses to all the angel babies, gone but never forgotten

Sarah - posted on 04/06/2010

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so sorry for you're friends loss. but your words of wisdom for other mummys are lovely! :)

Claire - posted on 04/06/2010

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My heart goes out to your friend and her family and on reading your post I have filled up with tears and feeling very emotional. I have also lost a baby, a little girl who sadly was still born at 28 weeks just over 2 years ago now. It was a very difficult time and I still miss her like crazy but my 3 other children help me through those difficult days. Our children grow up so fast and sometimes we forget this and worry about things that really don't matter. Like you said we should never take a day for granted.
Sending my love to your friend and her family. xxx

Yvonne - posted on 04/05/2010

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Life is very cruel and I agree that people should be laughing with and loving their children instead of busying themselves with meaningless tasks. Even though I try spend all my spare time (working mum) laughing, cuddling and loving my baby boy, that fear is always in the back of my mind. Thankyou for sharing that story, it must be hard to talk about it, but people need to know how precious out time is with our little angels.

Dani - posted on 04/05/2010

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I agree 200%, I have a cousin who lost her baby a year ago, she was stillborn at 34 weeks. My little girl was a month old at the time. I never take a single day for granted.

Mandy - posted on 04/05/2010

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Thank you for sharing this story! We all need a little reminder about how precious life is and how easily it can be taken away.

Beck - posted on 04/04/2010

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Too true Suzanne, the other day I had spent 20minutes trying clothes on my bub who is 13mths (so of course, struggling, trying to run off etc) to find they were all to big. So I went an ironed his tshirt, pants and top (which I hate ironing!) and re dressed him, he then walked outside while I went and got something from the other room, I walked back out to find him... in the big dog water bowl, sitting there splashing, laughing! Ahhhh he is all wet... ANOTHER CHANGE OF CLOTHES!!! Now a few weeks ago I probably would have got all cross about it, but now after the passing of my friends little girl, I was like "hmmm 1, 2, 3...okey, lets get you changed" - with a smile!

Suzanne - posted on 04/04/2010

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That is so sad but yet a wake up call. I sometimes get so frustrated and feel helpless when my 1 year does all sorts of things that I cannot control. This just reminds me to stop sweating the small stuff and have fun loving him, mess or no mess.

Katherine - posted on 04/04/2010

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So sad. We need to remember not to take life so seriously and for granted. Thank you for sharing.

Nicole - posted on 04/03/2010

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Wow....that is the truth. It is soo hard to realize how special and precious each day is until something happens and it is too late! May we all be reminded every morning that live is precious and enjoy the day! Thank you so much for this post. :) Blessings.

Kathy - posted on 03/31/2010

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i am so sorry for your friend , i know that must be very hard on her ,but i wanted to thank you for reminding us how precious and short life is . i think i will go play with my baby now .

Patricia - posted on 03/31/2010

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You are so right! I'd be so lost if I lost my baby boy. He is my world, my everything. Life is to short to worry about the little things.

Britt - posted on 03/31/2010

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Thanks for sharing that story - you are so right, we get so caught up in everyday life and everything we need to get done when in the bigger scheme of things, time with our loved ones is all that matters

Lady - posted on 03/31/2010

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So sorry to hear about your friends baby, thanks for sharing, I think it's something we should all try to remember.

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