Sunday, November 28, 2010

Calling all scrappers

This is a call for all scrappers out there, I am starting up a charity in my sons memory. We are wanting to create little scrapbooking albums to give mothers that are in the devastating situation of losing their baby. We are asking all scrappers to make up 6x6 layouts and donate them to us so that we can then put them in albums and donate them to the hospital. We are hoping to start at the hospital Harrison was born at and then branch out to reach other hospitals. You can do as many layouts that suit you. For any questions and postage details please contact me on

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Why I have started this charity

Losing Harrison has been the biggest loss in my life. As a mother you would do anything for your child, you would die for them. The thought of the world not knowing about my beautiful son devastates me, so this is the way I have found to let the world know he was here. This is also my way of helping people who have gone through the same sort of experience. To scrap Harrisons photos was a type of therapy for me, and it gives something extra to those precious photos we hold so dear. These are our link to our babies, so I want people to be able to carry this album around with them if they want to, and use it as a brag book. We should all be able to talk about our little angels. Photos are something we all treasure of our children, dead or alive. But once your child passes, these photos became even more treasured. So help us do these albums so people can have something beautiful to help them through the hardest, and saddest time of there lives.

Harrison's Story

We have 3 beautiful boys, all healthy, so when we found out our news of having our 4th child we were so excited. We thought our biggest decision going into our 20 week ultrasound was that we would find out if it was a boy or a girl. If it was a boy we were starting to run out of names, it was a girl, quick better go shopping to get pink. Never did we think we were to be told the heartwrenching news we were going to be told. We were told we were having another boy, but he had a birth defect. Diaphragmatic Hernia. This is where there is a hole in the diaphram and it lets the stomach contents to move up into the chesst cavity, which then can affect the heart and mostly the lungs. They gave our son, Harrison 50%, at that point he had only the stomach and the bowel in his chest cavity. We decided to give Harrison every chance, he had gotten that far and 50% was pretty good odds. Throughout the pregnancy our odds declined with numerous ultrasounds done, his lungs weren't growing and forming as well as they needed to for him to survive. At 25 weeks pregnant we were told our son only had 30% chance of surviving, but prepare ourselves for the worst. As a mother that is so hard to do, think about your son dying. Someone that you love so dearly, you would die for them. I prayed for a miracle. Harrison made it to birth. I was booked in for a C Section. He was born September 14th at 1.26pm. Harrison fought hard and hung on for 28 hours. He died on September 15th at 5.30pm. This day was so bitter sweet, it was the day I got to hold and see my beautiful baby boy, but it is also the darkest day in my life, the day he became an angel. He is so loved and so missed.