Writing helps. I lost my baby, Rèmy Aniseko, on the night of Monday 2 July 2012. He was 17 weeks and 6 days old.
I was in hospital for two days healing from the physical trauma of Rèmy’s neonatal birth and death. That week was the hardest of my life.
In the process of healing, grieving and moving forward, this blog is a record of an emotional, spiritual and physical roller-coaster. I have drawn enormous strength from the book Pregnancy Loss: Surviving miscarriage and stillbirth by Zoe Taylor. In personal accounts about the process of losing a baby, you get a sense of relief that this process is shared, normal and tragic. I’m so grateful for this book. In reaching for it at my lowest, most vulnerable times of need, it has inspired me to write about my own experience. In the process of sharing, I find peace.
My name is Ema…
I am a writer, curator and arts administrator – in a hiatus from full-time work. I wrote about losing Rèmy on my main blog, but wanted somewhere to expand on the process… this blog is a record of the process of grieving and thinking about losing a baby – it is words and pictures, inspiration and motivation.