Safe and Sound

This morning at 10:30am, I delivered my baby Roo, a beautiful little girl. She was stillborn and there was nothing the doctors could do. Match and I are devastated. They let us say goodbye, and we held her in our arms. I hummed this song as we said our goodbyes. We love you baby girl and we will forever keep you in our hearts.

Safe and Sound

I remember tears streaming down your face
When I said, I’ll never let you go
When all those shadows almost killed your light
I remember you said, Don’t leave me here alone
But all that’s dead and gone and passed tonight

Just close your eyes
The sun is going down
You’ll be alright
No one can hurt you now
Come morning light
You and I’ll be safe and sound

Don’t you dare look out your window darling
Everything’s on fire
The war outside our door keeps raging on
Hold onto this lullaby
Even when the music’s gone

Just close your eyes
The sun is going down
You’ll be alright
No one can hurt you now
Come morning light
You and I’ll be safe and sound

Just close your eyes
You’ll be alright
Come morning light,
You and I’ll be safe and sound…

Taylor Swift, Hunger Games Soundtrack

41 Comments

    Shawn

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I’m praying for you and Match!

    j.

    i’m so sorry for your loss. i’ve been reading your blog for what seems like forever and i’ve always enjoyed reading about your exciting life changes. this, of course is an exception. there’s nothing i can say that will give you any solace but know that my heart goes out to you and match during this truly sad time. 🙁

    Brittany

    I can’t even believe this and I can’t imagine the pain that you are going through. I’m so sad, which is nothing compared to what you are feeling. I’m thinking about you two right now.

    MiMi

    I’m just so sorry…I’m sick for you.
    I don’t have any words.

    Impulsive Addict

    My heart is breaking all over again just reading your post. No words will help the pain that you’re experiencing. Just know that LOTS of people are saying prayers for peace and comfort. We’ll talk again soon.

    xoxo

    Steph

    I’m so sorry to hear this. It makes my heart heart for you. I’ll be thinking about you, your husband, and your angel.

    Jessica

    My heart is breaking for you. I can’t even imagine what you’re going through. I know nothing anyone can say will make the pain go away. You and Match are in my thoughts. I’m so, so, so, so sorry. xoxoxo, Jess

    Bless

    Oh my gosh, I cannot believe it. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am extremely sorry 🙁

    Jenny

    I’m so sorry you are going through this. T&P’s to you two.

    jennykate

    IA texted me last night and told me what happened. My heart is just broken for you guys. I got all choked up last night thinking about it. You’re in my thoughts and prayers…praying for peace and comfort for you both. Sending hugs across the miles.

    XOXO

    Janette

    I didn’t want to read this post… I feel like I was there with you along your journey and am heartbroken as if I was there with you.. I feel for you and Match and am speechless. Makes me so sad… I just am devastated that I’m not there beside you to give you a hug.

    Dandy

    There are no words to make any part of this seem OK. Just know that if you ever need me, if you ever need to talk, at 3 am or any time, don’t hesitate for a second. I would do anything to help you. I miss her already and we never even got the chance to meet.

    sara@domesticallychallenged

    To mirror the others, there is nothing I can say besides I am sorry. THere are no words to take this pain away, to bring your beautiful baby girl back to you arms. Take care.

    phoebe

    i dont have any words that can possibly make this any better–as much as i would want them to. i am so very sorry to hear about this. like others, i have been reading your blog for a long time, through your various journeys. my heart goes out to you and match. hugs from the ec.

    Trinity

    I have no idea what to say. My heart broke when I read this post. I’m so sorry and I am praying for you guys.

    hotpants™

    Oh, sweetie, my heart breaks for you. I wish there was something I could say or do to make it better, but I know there’s not. You’ll both be in my thoughts and prayers. I’m so so so sorry.

    jonelleee

    I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t even imagine what you are feeling right now. May peace and love be with you.

    Amanda A

    Sending you my thoughts and love.

    Ruth Llewellyn

    DG, I have been following your blog for ages now and have enjoyed reading all your news. Not this one though. I am truly sorry for you both, my heart goes out to you. My mum lost a brother in the same way when I was young and my dad wrote this poem, 9 months he didn’t make, a breathe he didn’t take, ask perfect and so small he was loved by us all. Good night

    Ruth

    Dear Date Girl,

    I have been reading your blog now for about 4 years and have really enjoyed following all your news and experiences, my heart broke for both you and match when I read your blog this morning.
    I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Words can not express how you must be feeling and whilst I have never had the experience myself, my mum lost a little brother at 20 weeks when I was younger and it was so traumatic. My dad wrote a poem for him that I hope will maybe also bring you and match some comfort?
    9 months he didn’t make, a breath he didn’t take, so perfect and so small he was loved by us all.
    Thinking of you and your family at this awful time
    Ruth
    xxx

    Nadine

    I am so sorry for this sad news. My heart is broken for you and your husband. I wish I could give you a hug. Sending you much love.

    Stacy Uncorked

    I’m so so sorry for your loss! My heart is broken for you – I’ll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. ((HUGZ!!))

    Dee Stephens

    I heard your news from Impulsive Addict.
    So sorry for your loss. I have no more words except that I will be praying you guys.
    xoxo,
    Dee

    Adriane

    Thinking of you and your family.

    Jill

    I just read your sad news on IA’s blog…I’m so sorry. My heart aches for you & your husband. I know there are no words to ease your pain or make everything okay, but know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. xo

    Sarah Kate

    Oh, sweetie. I am just at a loss of words. There is nothing I could say that would ease your pain. I’ll be praying very hard for you and Match to find comfort in each other as you try to heal. I love you!!!

    Sheila

    So sorry for your loss – saying many prayers for you! Big hugs to you!

    Connie Weiss

    I am so sorry that this happened. Losing a baby this early is so hard. I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers.

    April

    So very sorry for your loss. You and your husband will be close in my prayers during this difficult time.

    Amy

    So incredibly sorry to hear this news. Praying for you, and hoping that infinite amounts of peace, love and comfort are sent your way.

    Emmy

    Oh girl- I am so so sorry. I am crying and praying for you. I don’t even know what to say as I can’t even imagine what to say at a time like this- other than I am thinking of you and praying for you.

    Lourie

    If I could hug you, I would. You cry when you need to, and know that there are prayers and love all around you. (((hugs))

    Melissa

    My heart is breaking so much for you right now. Please know that we will be praying for all of you!

    Heather's Happenings

    I am so sorry for your lost. I will keep you and your husband in my prayers.

    Stacie

    There really are no words, so just know I’m sending hugs and prayers.

    Nikky44

    I am so sorry for your loss. No words can comfort you now, but just know that she is smiling at you from above <3

    Nancy

    I am keeping you both in my prayers, my mom is in heaven now and looking over your little girl.

    Michelle

    I just want you to know how deeply sorry I am. Like all your other wonderful friends here, I love being part of your life and sharing your experiences with you, and I just can’t imagine what you’re going through. I’m so, so sorry and I’ll be thinking of you and sending love and warmth up to you.

    The Dumbest Smart Girl

    I am so, so sorry for your loss. You and Match are in my prayers.

    Charlotte

    It was the perfect song to sing to your sweet little angel. XOXO

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