Today is International Baby Loss Day – a day particularly close to my heart after the loss of our precious Laura 6 and a half years ago. I would love you all to watch this wonderful presentation we put together earlier this year for our annual ball and remember all our precious angels in heaven.
In addition to raising funds for stillbirth research, the Stillbirth Foundation Australia also aims to increase public awareness about stillbirth. We have recently created this video which beautifully demonstrates the reality of stillbirth whilst highlighting the need for further funding and are thrilled to be able to now share this with you.
The Stillbirth Foundation Australia would like to thank all of the families and photographers that have kindly shared their photos with us in order to make this possible, as well as Emily Bird for helping us to create this wonderful video.
After yesterday posting all those gorgeous evening dresses for the Manor Ball I was looking back at some photos of me at the Stillbirth Foundation Ball over the past four years.
Amazingly I have gotten a lot out of one particular dress as I have worn it three out of four years (this makes the husband very happy as you know most men cringe when you say “I have to buy a new dress”)
The first year I wore it I was 8 months pregnant
The second year of the event I got away with wearing it again – this time not pregnant and feeling very glamourous.
The third time I got to wear it was at this years ball – four weeks after having Indiana (looking rather tired compared to the other photos!!). Must say I was not as comfortable this year as the breast feeding boobs were not allowing me to relax!
This little number slipped in to the picture for ball no 3 in 2008 (felt it was a bit much three years in a row so decided on something new).
Hubby certainly can’t complain after the use I have had from the lovely red dress (I have worn it to a number of other events so probably got at least 5-6 wears out of it making it less than $100 a wear!).
Next year it is time for a new dress – maybe I will pick one of the others I chose for the Willow Manor Ball.