November 11, 2012

28 weeks.


In this moment, my heart is filled with so many emotions. There's amazement and gratitude and hope.

We've waited a long, long time for 28 weeks.

Thank you so much to those who are checking in and hoping with us.

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59 comments:

  1. Exhale. Beautiful muma, you have done so well. All my love, from across the oceans x

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  2. Hi. I stumbled across your blog many months ago and have been following your progress. Although we don't know each other at all, I am relieved to read your post today. Congratulations! I hope the next phase of your pregnancy goes smoothly and you get your happy ending.

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  3. This is GREAT news, Tash! I was starting to think more and more about you because you hadn't posted anything on Instagram for a few days, so I'm so glad you blogged. I'll be thinking of you and J. xxxx

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  4. and everyone hoping with you whispers a little cheer across the seas to you. x

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  5. Checking in from warm, sunny Australia!

    I'm thinking of you everyday and I always check my feed for updates.

    I'm doing the 28 weeks happy dance for you. Lots of love to you, J., and Liam's little brother.

    ♥ Liam ♥

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  6. Bless you and your family! <3

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  7. Oh Lovely! 28 weeks!! You are doing an amazing job...yay for one more day, one more week...one step closer to your second son

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  8. I am so, so happy for you Tash. I hope you can enjoy the moment of relief. We will keep thinking of you as you edge closer day by day. xo

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  9. I'm so happy for you. So pleased you posted here, thinking of you often. You're such a brave, selfless and loving mama. You're in my thoughts as your journey continues.

    Christine

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  10. What wonderful news Tash! I hope you've found some peace and hope with reaching this very important milestone.

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  11. 28 weeks. That is wonderful to hear. It's getting closer.
    You're in my thoughts, everyday.

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  12. Go baby go! 28 weeks is amazing. I'm so impressed that you are wearing a dress on bedrest!! :) Sending love and more good cooking wishes for this litte babe.

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  13. Joy and happiness! Praying for you and baby each and everyday!
    xoxo,
    Lulu

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  14. 28 weeks... amazing. This little one is so very wanted and loved. May he stay put and continue to grow and thrive over the coming weeks xx

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  15. Oh, Tash is this wonderful news! Sending love and prayers across the seas.
    x

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  16. You look amazing and definitely pregnant!! Keep cooking, little brother. Keep cooking. xoxoxo

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  17. Thats awsome news, I am thinking of you and your family.xoxo

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  18. TWENTY EIGHT WEEKS! I can only imagine how long, and how hard .... but twenty eight weeks! You remarkable, remarkable woman! Kellie xx

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  19. Breath feels like a tight, tight, tight space (a corset, maybe? old-timey?)

    that loosens a little, tiny little

    bit

    each time I see a post from you.

    All the hip-hoorays, storing and hoping, watching and waiting

    and even in their reaching

    not forgetting Liam. (no.)

    His

    missing-ness is ever

    present

    and never to be

    erased.

    You are beautiful, Mother.

    Oh, the time, the time,

    CiM

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  20. These most gorgeous pregnant shots, bedrest or otherwise. You have so much style and class and I can't possibly fathom how hard this has been, but I think you're doing tremendously well.
    Still think of you daily.
    xo

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  21. Hi, lovely. Thinking of you. xo

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  22. 28 weeks is such a milestone, when the days are long and hard and filled with worries it is such an achievement. Well done you. Onwards and upwards. Every minute, every hour, every day -- little steps that become bigger steps on this long and difficult journey. Thinking of you, from someone who has trod a similar path.

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  23. Wow twenty eight weeks and still gorgeous way to go future mama! Sending good vibes from here :) Got my eye on your next posts.

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  24. Amazing ...you are doing so well Tash ...what a beautiful baby bump :) xxx

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  25. I'm so very happy that you and your darling baby reached this milestone. Each day brings you closer to holding your him in your arms. It must be so tough Tash...but look at that beautiful baby belly. Woohoo! I hope he gives you lots of little kicks to let you know that it'll all be ok :)

    Much love x

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  26. Tash, not a day goes by that you, Justin and the whole entire family is in my thoughts and prayers. today was a bit deeper than most though and i haven't been checking in as much. it's my own "stuff" that's gotten in the way but by no means does it ever transcend the space share that you + the fams occupy in my heart. almost 30 weeks now and counting....i am wishing more and more i could be there physically for support. i know you are strong and totally capable but still my heart aches to be near to you. Tash, if i was put in a corner of the universe for an innumerable amount of time, you'd be in my top 5 to be there with me. even though we're not close by proximity the heart travels light years ahead....i am thinking of you. xo ♥

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  27. I pray for you and your baby every day.
    So happy for you.
    Katerina FF
    Greece

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  28. Beautiful Tash... I think of you so often. I hope things are continuing well... congratulations on reaching that magic number!
    Claire x

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  29. I love your portraits.
    28!!!!
    You are one serious trooper!!! Rocking that bed rest thing like no other! Keep it going... you are so awesome!
    sending lots of love!!

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  30. Hoping and praying...
    Ronnie xo

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  31. Just popping by to say I've been thinking of you and hoping you're doing okay...

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    1. Hi Jen, Thanks for popping in and thinking of me. This pregnancy is taking everything i've got. It's been hard to come up with the words, which is mostly why i've been taking it easy on the blog. I think about you every day. x

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    2. I check in every couple of days too, looking for updates. Thinking of you and hang in there. xo

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    3. Thank you for checking in and for your thoughts. I'm here, just quietly waiting and hoping xx

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  32. Really, really, really thinking of you a lot, Tash. And it is all too normal and familiar - what you say about "hard to come up with the words."

    Mine, too.

    You are remembered, daily, always.

    With love to you, this Little One, your Kitty, your Husband, and Liam,

    CiM

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    1. Thank you so much Cathy <3

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  33. These pictures are so gorgeous. And 28 weeks. Eep...keeping you in my thoughts as you head down the last trimester. I have been looking for an email button your site. Can you drop me a note? My email is uberangie@gmail.com

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  34. I've been thinking about you and keeping fingers and toes crossed <3 I hope you all are well.

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    1. We are all well. Thank you Suzanne <3

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  35. HI Tash

    This is cvbgirl on instagram (Christine Barker in real life) although blog comments come up as CBH. I don't have an integrated social networking identity. As I don't have a blog I wanted to 'introduce' myself or give you some information on me as I know so much about you.

    I think I found your blog via HazelNigella (but I honestly forget). Your blog and the blogs you follow opened up for me a place where I felt it was ok to grieve for a late miscarriage I had in 2010. It was a really difficult time for me, I'm an Aussie living in the UK, I was away from friends, family and dealing with a medical system that was quite foreign to me (reports of which were in the news last week discussing/criticising how women who miscarry are treated by the system here). Most everyone's attitude was really dismissive of the situation and I felt I just had to get on with it an attitude I struggled with. I fortunately became pregnant again and my care was much more intensive to ensure I went to term (which I luckily did).

    My instagram feed is possibly quite boring, (almost exclusively photos of my son for friends and family in Australia) and as I know nothing about photography, the photos are not great quality.

    I just really want to say I think you're an amazingly selfless and loving mother to your boys and I'm awed by your nurturing and care for this baby. I want all the best for you.

    I'm sorry this came via comments I couldn't find a blog email address and I didn't want to clog up your instagram feed.

    ~ Christine

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    1. Hi Christine, thank you for sharing yourself and your story with me. I'm sorry for your loss.

      I'm sorry to hear that those around you weren't supportive and dismissed your loss. It must have been hard to be away from your family and friends during such a difficult time.

      I'm not familiar with the health system in the UK, but it looks like changes need to be made in both our countries. Last year, I spent a month in a general hospital trying to save Liam and I was told by a few of the nurses who had cared for me that many nurses opt out of classes that deal with baby loss because it's too sad a topic.. I think back to the care I received last year, and it's night and day compared to the care i'm receiving this year. I'm grateful to have found the proper high risk care now, but I will always wonder what could have been for my first son.

      When Liam died, I didn't know anyone who had lost a baby and I had nobody to talk to in real life. Now, I sadly know so many parents who have lost babies at all different stages of gestation and age because of the internet. It was in those first months of grief that I discovered Glow, and where I able to connect with other bereaved parents. It's been a healing place for me after Liam's death and through this subsequent pregnancy. If you haven't already been, here's the link: http://www.glowinthewoods.com/

      I'm sure that your IG feed is just beautiful with photos of your son. I'm so glad to hear that he arrived safely into this world.

      Thank you for your kind words. My email is tashmomy@gmail.com if you ever want to talk.

      Peace and love to you, Christine. xx

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  36. I've been thinking of you!! Xoxo

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  37. KO from GlowDecember 17, 2012

    I'm a stranger from Glow...I've been following along and I am glad to see yesterdays response from you (that all is well). Thank goodness.

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    1. So far so good. It's been hard to find the words. There are so many different emotions, and a lot of anxiety. Thank you for joining me here and checking in KO.

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  38. I've been thinking of you and wondering how you're holding on. You should be about 32 weeks now.

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  39. Hi Tash!

    Just thought I would check comments even though you haven't posted in awhile - and so happy to see your comment from today!! I am thrilled that all is going well! I can only imagine how difficult all of this has been - but, what a beautiful holiday season for you and your family this year. I think of you and your beautiful babe often : ) Hugs xo Ashlyn

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  40. Tash, i just read your update and wanted to say again that my prayers for you hold fast and strong. this still time must be playing on your mind so much, wishing the very best evolution and revolutions for a wondrous new year ahead. may there be serenity inside the chaos - many blessings to you, Justin, L+L and Ziggy!! xo ♥

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  41. Hey sweet Tash.. I have been thinking of you so much these past few weeks. I know you have such a milestone coming up next week and I will be sending much love and light your way to you and the bub. If you are wanting to fill some time during your days of bedrest feel free to reach out.. I know how those days can stretch on... and i hold up great hope that in the end it will be worth every single moment.
    I just joined IG so lmk your tag- I'm lesliedp1
    PS- I just saw that amazing dreamcatcher you had made- holy crow. Does she take orders?
    PPS Have you watched all of Downton Abbey yet? Best bed rest watching. Ever. I even had the nurses in the hospital watching with me!

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  42. Also- I've been meaning to ask you because I have forgotten.. who did the lettering for your Liam tat? Did you do it yourself or have someone draw it up? XXX

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  43. KO from glowJanuary 10, 2013

    I hope all are well! I hope your anxiety has lifted.

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  44. Thinking of you hope all is ok! greetings from spain

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  45. been saving up my prayers Tash, thinking of you, the baby and Justin every day and hope to high heaven all is well. much love. xo ♥

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  46. I have been thinking of you and I hope everything is okay. xx

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  47. You would not know I remember you, think of you, hope for you,
    hope, hope, hope.

    All of that and more
    but helpless
    here
    far
    away and
    so
    finite.

    xo to you, Tash

    CiM

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