Trigger Warning: This post deals with the heartbreaking topic of stillbirth.
September 11 is the date the world remembers the loss of life from terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York. That date will also be remembered as the day when Natalie and Brian Morgan’s world fell apart.
In a heartbreaking tribute, Natalie Morgan shared the pain of giving birth to her sweet daughter Eleanor Josephine who had been born sleeping.
On the night of the 10th of September, Natalie went to bed with Eleanor kicking away in her womb but when she woke up, she felt no movement and couldn’t find a heartbeat on her home doppler. In that moment she admits she knew her darling babe had passed away.
The photos are heartbreaking to see and the emotion, too much to bear. Many of us know a mum who has experienced the loss of a child this way or have experienced this soul shattering experience for themselves. The pictures are a celebration of life and grief for devastating loss.
Natalie shared this post in the hope that other parents who are struggling with their baby to remember her.
‘There will be times your child will scream and cry any time you try to put him or her down. Or they’ll cry even as they’re in your arms and you’ve done everything you can possibly think of to get them to stop. There will be sleepless nights, multiple diaper changes in a matter of minutes, spit up in your hair, pee on your shirt, and poop in your hands, and again – so much screaming from the baby, and probably from you as well. Every time that happens, every time you feel frustrated and want to run away, please remember my story.’
Natalie shared what followed when she went to hospital. It’s a traumatic, heartbreaking and emotional read, and as a mum, I just can’t comprehend the pain and agony Natalie went through to bring her daughter into the world, knowing her sweet baby had passed away. Natalie ends her post by leaving this request.
‘All I ask of you is when you have your dark moments with your baby – when you’re at your wits’ end and feel like you can’t go on anymore when you’re only getting an hour or two of sleep a night – instead of begging your child to go to sleep and wallowing in your frustration and exhaustion, say a prayer of gratitude for your child, as difficult as it may be in that moment. And if you would, say a prayer for me and all the mothers whose children were taken from them too soon. Say a prayer for my sweet, sweet Eleanor who never got to know life outside my womb.’
The full heartbreaking post can be found on Natalie’s Facebook Page.
To all the mothers who have suffered the loss of a child, we will remember you and your heavenly angels. Our hearts ache and grieve with you.