Sunday, January 18, 2009


So I missed secret day yesterday and was going to combine secret/success today but it's just not important right now.

An old friend of mine tried for years and years to get pregnant and stay pregnant. I met her when we both worked at the same child care center. She is an amazing person and so strong. I lost touch with her for a while and then discovered through Facebook that she was pregnant!!!! Hooray! She gave birth to her little girl on Thursday at her home. She had always wanted a home birth. Someone posted pics. of her beautiful daughter just seconds after the birth and I was overcome with happiness for my friend. This morning on Facebook she updated her status and said that she was home, her daughter was born on Thursday and then passed away peacefully in their arms in an area hospital on Saturday. I immediately teared up and felt such dread. I am so sorry for her loss and can not imagine what she and her husband must be feeling right now.

The world gained a new angel on Saturday. Eleanor, you are much loved and will be very missed.


  1. That is so sad. I'm sorry for your friend. :( :( :(

  2. Oh no! What happened? :( :( :( What a nightmare.

  3. Apparently she had a short cord that tore during birth and she lost a lot of blood right away. Then, right after birth her breathing was not normal and they could never fix it. It is a nightmare, I just can't imagine.