Benjamin's first birthday in heaven

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Re : Benjamin's first birthday in heaven

Postby julie f » Fri Oct 29, 2004 10:25 am

Lorraine, I'm sorry I wasn't able to post on Ben's birthday. My thoughts and prayers are with you though, for comfort and for a beautiful, healthy boy in 20 more weeks.

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Re : Benjamin's first birthday in heaven

Postby tracey » Fri Oct 29, 2004 06:38 am

Sorry I missed your post until now.
I am so glad to hear you had a peaceful day.

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Wishing you all the best for a long and healthy one.

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Re : Benjamin's first birthday in heaven

Postby space_coaster » Thu Oct 28, 2004 08:42 pm

((((Hugs)))) to you, Lorraine. I'm glad you were able to find some peace on Benjamin's one year angel day. Congratulations on your current pregnancy with another sweet little boy [:)]

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Re : Benjamin's first birthday in heaven

Postby mrsboogs » Thu Oct 28, 2004 05:06 pm

Thank you so much everyone for all your prayers and comfort. The actual day was not as bad as I thought it would be. We went to the cemetary and put flowers and a little Thomas the Tank Engine toy near his plaque and my mum lit a candle for him. I said a beautiful poem which I will share with you in another post as it is quite long. I was bawling while I was saying the poem but I'm glad I made myself say it.

Jill, with regards to Michael, he has always been very involved with Benjamin and he kows all about him. He even saw him at the funeral home and we have a picture of him on display (the same one that is on his website). We also have a big charcoal drawing that my MIL got an artist friend of hers to do, which is framed and hangs up in our living room. For me I feel it is very important that he knows he has another little brother besides the one in mummy's tummy. He came to the cemetary yesterday and he scattered petals too.

We told him we were pregnant again after I had my 12 week scan and everything was OK. I figured that even if we lost the baby at that stage I would be so upset that he would know something was wrong anyway. Kids pick up on these things so easily. I was also pregnant before this but lost the baby at 5 weeks. We didn't tell him about that one and I am glad for that as it would have confused him. I think you will know in your heart when is the right time to tell your little one. Maybe it will just slip out and it will feel "right", or maybe you prefer to wait a little longer. I was apprehensive about telling him but at 12 weeks a lot of people knew too and I didn't want him to find out from someone else!

Hope this helps and wishing you a wonderful, event free pregnancy!


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Re : Benjamin's first birthday in heaven

Postby kdreher » Thu Oct 28, 2004 10:45 am

Sending many hugs and good thoughts your way.

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Re : Benjamin's first birthday in heaven

Postby for faith » Thu Oct 28, 2004 08:41 am


Sending you and your family more hugs. Hope today is a peaceful one for you. So happy to hear about Benjamin's little brother, wishing a wonderful rest of your pregnancy.

I also have a son born in 2000 and I am 8 weeks pregnant. I am having a hard time figuring out how and when to talk to my son about this baby. We sort of kept him sheltered from what happened with Faith, but he does know about her and did see her a couple of times. If you wouldn't mind sharing with me, I would love to know how you are handling this.

Take care,

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Tyler - 4 (36 wks, PIH/mild PE))
Angel baby - 1/20/03 (11 wks)
Faith Kristine - 1/5/04-1/30/04 (30 weeks due to severe PE, passed due to NEC/Sepsis (preemie complications))

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Re : Benjamin's first birthday in heaven

Postby heatherbbb » Thu Oct 28, 2004 05:24 am

Sending you lots of hugs and positive thoughts on this special and horrible anniversary. I'm hoping all goes well with Benjamin's little brother.

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Re : Benjamin's first birthday in heaven

Postby sweetiesuzy » Thu Oct 28, 2004 05:18 am

I am so sorry you have to endure this. It is so hard. Please know I am thinking of you today and remembering precious Benjamin Angelo.


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Re : Benjamin's first birthday in heaven

Postby angelkat » Wed Oct 27, 2004 07:35 pm


Hugging you tighty.. Prayers of comfort and peace are with you....

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Re : Benjamin's first birthday in heaven

Postby mom2tori » Wed Oct 27, 2004 07:24 pm

Lorraine, wanted to send you comforting thoughts and peaceful feelings. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and am hoping for a happy, healthy boy to come your way! Good luck and God bless!

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