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*In Memory*
of our
little
'SweetPea'








On Fathers day
(In Australia! - we have it the first sunday in september)
this year, 1999
I found out
i wasnt invincible
and that
"things that happen to other people"
happen to me too!

This amazingly obvious realisation
hit when i
miscarried
what would have been
our third
child.















Conceived around the 15th of July our baby was due on April 7th.
I first suspected I was pregnant when in the third week of July
I had a couple of dizzy spells with heart palpitations...
forcing me to lie down and get my breath.

My first thought was
this hasnt happened since I was pregnant with Callum.
A blood test on July 27th confirmed that there was indeed
a new life stirring!
My doctor rang to inform me of this and Kenny and I sat for a few minutes ,
mildly shocked by the news before rapidly giving way to delight!

We had to change a few plans to work around the expected birth
but it didnt matter..we discussed alternatives happily
and were soon very excited about it all.
We told our parents although I was a bit reluctant...
for no good reason
as we had announced my pregnancy with Callum very early also.
At six and a half weeks we had an ultrasound done to date the pregnancy.
I was a little nervous when they stated I was only 6 weeks
and changed my due date to April 12th
which i knew couldnt be right...
However we saw our little jellybean,
and had the heartbeat pointed out to us..
there it was safe and sound and alive.

I had one evening of "morning sickness"
but didnt actually be sick...
remembering my violent retching with Callum
from very early on..I again felt twinges of anxiety.
After that one episode I felt better and better ,
not so tired anymore, no sickness...
what a dream pregnancy!

Well the dream cruelly ended
when I started bleeding on a saturday morning..
and all too soon it was over...
On the sunday -Fathers day of all days..
the 5th of Sept - I was 9 and 1/2 weeks.
I began to miscarry
and a horrible ultrasound revealed that our baby had indeed died..
ironically soon after the 6 week ultrasound.
I had a D&C that evening
and it was finished...

*****
But it doesnt end there...
there is so much more to be said.

We lost our baby...
a precious spark of life ...
something so hard for anyone who has not
experienced the pain of miscarriage to
understand...

So I dedicate this page to the memory of that tiny life...

our baby,
we never got to hold you or know you as a person..
but we loved you..
you lived in our hearts and imaginations
and always will

Perhaps the time was wrong for you
or you could not find your way to us..








May the light of our love guide you home...

Hugs and Kisses,
From Mummy and Daddy...
Big sister Roxanne
and
Big brother Callum

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXOOXOXOX

UPDATE NOTE;

We have recently had Sweetpeas first 'angel-day'...
the anniversary of the miscarriage which was on Sept 5th 1999.
"Sweetpea (Malcolm or Rose) we all love you and will never forget you..
we lit a real candle for you on Tuesday..
thinking of you always..

Love Mummy, Daddy,
Roxanne, Callum and your new baby brother,'Drew' (Andrew Stuart);
Born July 11th 2000."

A LETTER FROM ROXANNE********************* LETTER FROM MUMMY!


Thank you for visiting this memorial site
As of the 24th of March this has expanded into a large Miscarriage support/information site which grows everyday!
The homepage is Eastwing and there is a floor plan at the bottom of this page.I now have a links library to other memorials and also to miscarriage support pages
(if you would like yours included)
Please email me/click here
and i will gladly add a link...i have also added several "advice pages"
eg, what to say and what not to say to a friend who has miscarried
see you soon! Angie
*
Below is the Page i have setup
for others to leave a personal memorial
for their beloved lost babies.
(You will receive a individual memorial page and your baby will be listed on the Starlight gallery as well as the Angel baby page.... i hope you will leave a message
(see submission form) it need only be a few lines
Love Angie.
P.S. Please sign the guestbook there!
It means a lot to me
if these memorials can help someone in someway!
Angel-Babies Memorial-Share your loss
Submission form below
*Angel-Babies Memorial-Submission Form*
Here is a link to view individual Memorial Pages
So you can view your entry without scrolling through others,
Take a look!
If you like what you see
Please sign the guestbook!
Individual Memorials

Also the 'help' pages are up.
These include.."what to say and "what helps" (for the parents and their frinds and family)
and for the parents.."its ok to feel like that - you are not alone.."
Miscarriage Help/Information
For Parents who have lost their baby AND for friends and Family


New! Apply for Sweetpeas award...

for those who have a memorial site for their baby
There is also a new "Eastwing Loving Heart award" For those who provide miscarriage/infant loss support/info/memorials on their site


Visit Sweetpeas memorials on other Angel-babies sites!


To my Village Homepage
Visit my Spirtuality Center!
Callums Artwork!

Here is my Sweetpeas Guestbook
Let me know youve dropped by!
:-)

Sign My Guestbook Guestbook by GuestWorld View My Guestbook


This Empty Arms Ring site is owned by Angie.

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Sweetpeas memorial is now part of the Eastwing miscarriage support/information site. There are over 30 main pages or 'rooms' which are divided into a first floor, second floor and annex as laid out below.
To read a detailed explanation of the contents of the rooms go here! or for a simple list.. the index.


'Floor plan' of the East Wing;
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Room 1

What Not
to say!'
Room 3

What
helps!'
Room5

Your
Emotions
Room7

'Starlight
Gallery'
Room 9

Angel
babies'
Room 11

'Link
Library'
Reception

'East wing'
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Room 2

How does
it feel?'
Room 4

What to
say'
Room 6

Causes of
miscarriage
Room 8

Submit a
memorial'
Room 10

Sweetpeas
page
Room 12

East wing
Friends
The above floor plan of the 'East wing will make it easier to find your way around. (You are currently in ROOM 10.)

(
Im delighted to say the Eastwing has grown so much that it has been necessary to add a second floor! here is the plan...
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Letter from
Angie

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Room 1

Email PALS!
Room 3

Message board'
Room5

News Letter
Room7

Guest Book'
Room 9

Support Groups


*NEW*
Club Pages
Also CHAT ROOM!
Open to all Visitors...
Stairs

to 2nd floor
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Explanation
of rooms

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Room 2

Light a candle'
Room 4

Angel-baby
candles'
Room 6

Sweetpeas
candles
Room 8

Apply for my awards!


Eastwing Annex - CLUBROOMS. Visitors welcome!
Entry

Annex
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Annex 1

Support club
Homepage
Annex 2

Club
Members'
Annex 3

Members
memorials
Annex 4

Message
Board'
Annex 5

Yahoo club
CHATROOM
Annex 6

Members
Links



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