Monday, October 11, 2010

Remembering James

We were invited to a Memorial Service for people who lost babies at the Children's Hospital. We attended and brought the girls this past Saturday. It was such a beautiful day and a beautiful service. Each family got to say the name of the baby being remembered and place a candle on the front table of the service. The music was sweet and heartfelt. It was all very emotional, not only because we miss James, but to look around the room at all the other parents and families who lost a baby. Everyone in the room had been through and are going through the same awful experience.

After the service, everyone silently walked to a huge staircase outside of the hospital. I used to work at Children's Hospital in the Exercise Medicine Clinic and I used to bring patients to this staircase for workouts! Anyways, each family got one dove for each baby they were remembering. Dan took the dove and released it when it was time. It was so neat to watch all the doves fly off at once. They flew around the area for a couple of minutes before disappearing. I'm so glad we went!

James (thanks again for the name pendant, Erin!)

Dan holding the dove (Annette, who works at the hospital and visited me during bed rest, is holding Josie)
Can you see the doves?
It's been a busy household this past week. The girls are all over the place lately! Today Sofia weighed 14 lbs 2 ounces. She is starting to "real" crawl! Madeline's new task is babbling just like Sofia has been doing. She weighs 16 lbs 1 ounce. Josie has been sleeping better (yay!) and keeps us on our toes with her exploring! She weighs 15 lbs 1 ounce. All of them pull up to standing... it is so funny to walk in the nursery with all three standing and giggling at each other. They can really entertain each other.

We got a new (used) Runabout stroller! It is super easy to push compared to our other one. I won't be getting as good of a workout though...
Sofia is in front, Josie in the middle, and Madeline in the back.
Josie figured out how to sit up without hitting her head under the exersaucer!

Don't you just want to give Madeline a big kiss on the cheek??
We started doing baths in the big bathtub! Sofia doesn't know what to think!'

I hope everyone has a great week. This Thursday I get to go to another Moms of Multiples meeting and this weekend we plan on going to Dan's family's cabin. All for now!


  1. The memorial service sounded so nice. Now I wish we would have gone to remember our angel. Next year I will return my invite to say we will come. How beautiful.

    I am jealous of your round about, wish we would have had one. The girls are getting so big, I love listening to my trio giggle at eachother when nap time and bed time rolls around. I can listen to them for hours.



  2. That so nice that they had that gathering for you all. Releasing the doves is perfect! Can't believe he's not around to see his beautiful sister's grow up! We all know he's watching over all of you though...

    Love the necklace too, couldn't be more perfect!

  3. what a beautiful way to remember your angel :)