Ask Me His Name: Learning to live and laugh again after the loss of my baby

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Ask Me His Name: Learning to live and laugh again after the loss of my baby

Ask Me His Name: Learning to live and laugh again after the loss of my baby

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Then friends and family were writing to me, saying ‘My sister’s baby just died, what do I say to her’, ‘How do I mark the baby’s first birthday’, and all of these things.

Not just people who have necessarily been affected by the loss of a child themselves, or a friend, or a family member, or a work colleague; but people who very well might be at some stage. All of these things are my passions in life, which I guess I throw myself into even more since Teddy died: I was staring down the barrel of a whole year off work, and didn’t have anything to do, and it was really to busy my mind, and busy my hands. Briefly talking about her own childhood, meeting Nico (her husband), getting married, getting Borris and then starting to try for a baby.Ultimately this is a personal story and others who lose a child will perhaps deal with their experiences in a different way so this isn’t a ‘How to deal with grief’ book. Because I feel like we’re at a place in life if someone says to you ‘Oh I’ve been diagnosed with cancer’ there would have been a point in time where there would be a death sentence hanging over their head and we wouldn’t say anything. Just a few hours after giving birth, they woke to find a nurse holding a cold and unresponsive Teddy, who had stopped breathing during the night. I thought I knew Elle’s story really well from social media but after reading this I feel like it’s opened my eyes to so much more. But if somebody loses a child we don’t actually have a word for that; probably because it’s never really been spoken about.

It’s an emotional story that had me crying whilst reading it in the bath and many times into my glass of wine.

This book was sometimes difficult to read and I often found myself bursting into tears of sympathy but it has taught me so much. But the problem that we have in our culture and society, is that if somebody’s husband dies they’re a widow, and if somebody’s parents die they’re an orphan; whatever it is, if we have a word, we have a way to describe it. Would highly recommend anyone to read this book, not only for the emotional reconnection to reality, but also the fact it’s such a beautifully written story in memory of someone so dear. This book just transported me back to August 2022, when facing the loss of my first baby boy, and then again to May 2023, when I was dealing with a miscarriage.

I loved this book, it made me cry and smile but most of all it is the most real and heartwarming book due to Elle’s love for her little boy Teddy!I wasn't sure why as I had never suffered a loss of a child but the way Elle Wright talked about her son Teddy with so much love I wanted to get to know him too. All sponsored and paid posts will always be clearly stated as such, but, as always, I only ever include brands, services and products that I absolutely love. I knew this would be a difficult read but I did not realise how emotive it would be, I was that person sat on public transport desperately blinking back tears. I think it’s so important when you’re talking about maternity, when you’re talking about motherhood, that everybody’s narrative gets an opportunity to be heard: I come across a lot of women who have lost children, or had recurring miscarriages or stillbirths, and haven’t been able to go on and have any more children, but still consider themselves a mother.

Please whatever you do send them a heart emoji, I don’t even care, just send them something that shows that you are there, and whether they want to talk to you now, or they want to talk to you in a few months time when they’re feeling they can talk to people again, just let them know you’re there.

The happiest day of Elle's life had turned into every parent's worst nightmare, and she had to let her beautiful baby boy go. Her Feathering The Empty Nest blog is a way of finding light in darkness, positivity in times of desperation and, hopefully, making a few people laugh along the way. This is a very hard read but also a very gripping read, I was immersed into Wright's life and simply could not put this down, getting to know Teddy and his family is an experience I will never forget.

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