Pregnancy After Loss: A Poem

I have a whole blog post ready to come about my pregnancy experience with Reuben but for now here is a poem I wrote in honour of Baby Loss Awareness Week 2021. Pregnancy After Loss It’s a marathon, an endurance test It’s expecting the worst while hoping for the best It’s repeated toilet trips prayingContinue reading “Pregnancy After Loss: A Poem”

Sowing Seeds of Hope

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. Audrey Hepburn Sam and I have been very busy in the garden the last week or so. When we moved into our house last Summer there were lots of beautiful plants in the garden that we had no idea what to do with! We did aContinue reading “Sowing Seeds of Hope”

Etta’s Funeral

A year ago today, we celebrated Etta’s life in Cheltenham surrounded by family and friends. I don’t take that for granted now. Sam’s brother Tom led the service for us and there will never be the words to thank him. Finding the words at a child’s funeral must be so difficult, let alone your ownContinue reading “Etta’s Funeral”

Better for Etta Kindness Campaign Day 24

Today’s kind act began this morning in our pyjamas! Ezzie and I decorated some Christmas cards for the residents of the care home that is a few doors down from our house. I am really thinking of those that are living and working in care homes this Christmas- it must have been a frightening yearContinue reading “Better for Etta Kindness Campaign Day 24”

Better for Etta Kindness Campaign Day 18

This morning, Sam and I started writing Christmas cards and it got me thinking about all the thank you cards we wrote after Etta died- to all the doctors, nurses and midwives that had been involved in her care. I realised there were lots of other people I wanted to thank too. So today’s kindContinue reading “Better for Etta Kindness Campaign Day 18”

Better for Etta Kindness Campaign Day 16

Today’s kind act is basically a humble brag about how young I am! 💁🏼‍♀️Today, I signed up to be on the stem cell register through Anthony Nolan which is possible if you are aged 16-30. Sam is a keen bean and signed up a while ago! This means that if we are a match withContinue reading “Better for Etta Kindness Campaign Day 16”

Better for Etta Kindness Campaign Day 14

Today’s kind act is a bit of a cheat because we’ve been busy today visiting Father Christmas!! 🎅🏻🎄 However, today is all about volunteering. I could talk all day about how great volunteering is- for you, for the people you help, for the community. There have been lots of studies to suggest that volunteering improvesContinue reading “Better for Etta Kindness Campaign Day 14”

Better for Etta Kindness Campaign Day 13

Today’s kind act was donating a bereavement book package to Ezzie’s pre-school. When I spoke to Ezzie’s keyworker, she hadn’t heard of Winston’s Wish and they didn’t have any specific resources on grief. So I thought instead of telling them about the books on the Winstons Wish and Child Bereavement UK websites, I would buyContinue reading “Better for Etta Kindness Campaign Day 13”

Better for Etta Kindness Campaign Day 10

Today was a lovely Christmassy one! We made Christmas wreaths!! One is for my Mum and Dad’s front door (who live down the road), one is for our door and we made an extra for a friend. He’s just bought his first home and we didn’t think he’d buy one for his first Christmas there!Here’sContinue reading “Better for Etta Kindness Campaign Day 10”

Better for Etta Kindness Campaign Day 9

Today’s kind act is definitely going to become a Woolford family Christmas tradition! We got a Macdonalds drive-thru breakfast on our way to choose a Christmas tree and paid for the person’s food behind us. Sam and I felt like naughty schoolchildren when Sam asked the server if it was possible. Sam saw the womanContinue reading “Better for Etta Kindness Campaign Day 9”