I work at a Private Training Establishment which offers 2nd chance education... as it happens sometimes both staff and students experience the same joys at the same time.
C is a wonderful young woman and was enrolled into our National Certificate in Contact Centre level 3 rpogramme last year when low and behold much to her surprise, she discovered that she was pregnant again! It just so happened that so was I! In fact our babies (both boys) were due in May 2010.
We went through, morning sickness together, being grumpy over everything, eating all the time and of course getting rounder and rounder day by day... we would catch up for chats, compare bumps and talk about suggestions for names for our baby boys.
My baby boy was born May 2nd 2010 and C's little boy was born the very next day 3rd May 2010.
I was on maternity leave for 7 weeks and C had completed her course and was enjoying being at home with her new baby.
I saw C again a few months ago when she came to visit us at work, when of course we asked how her boy was... it was then that she told me how he had passed away from cot death at 5months old. He had been sleeping peacefully in his cot and when she went to check on him, he was gone.
She and I shared tears as I was thinking about the wonderful ways that my own boy was growing and learning and how it is so unfair that she won't get to enjoy all those things with her boy.
This is in honor of C and little baby O... he would've been 1 year old today.
All my thoughts, prayers and love go out to you C and many, many tears for baby O who has missed his first birthday.
Love you lots. XXX