About Our Anniversaries À Propos de Nos Anniversaires

The French use the word anniversaire to denote both birthdays and anniversaries. In our case, our fourth anniversary and the premature birth of our sons coincided. The following is a work in progress post that recounts the events of September 20th, 2012 and those immediately preceding it.   September 19, 2012 became my first day at work since D was admitted into the hospital due to complications with her pregnancy. It had been nearly two weeks of me hovering over her hospital bed, both of us in a state of constant crushing anxiety. We had received relatively good news on …

Perinatal Loss, Grief, and The Long Shadows of Our Tiny Ghosts

Our Tiny Fighters is a personal blog that explores perinatal loss, grief, and issues related to the death of my sons, Augustus and Sebastian. To begin, you will find personal posts regarding the loss of our twins collected in a timeline that will gradually expand. You will also find a page for grief support services including 24/7 phone support and Facebook groups all geared specifically to the unique circumstances involved in baby loss. There is a page for charitable organizations, provided for both the giving and those in need. There is also a page for sharing and reading stories of loss, completely anonymously if you choose. Trigger …