Whilst we we’re in hospital a lovely woman called Kim came from a charity called Remember My Baby to take some photos for us.
Taken from their website:
Remember My Baby is a UK charity whose professional volunteer photographers visit families who may be experiencing the loss of their baby before, during or shortly after birth.
When a family loses a lifetime’s potential for capturing milestones as their child grows, we will capture a precious baby with parents, siblings and extended family for free. Each family will receive a ‘free gift’ of high resolution digital images with a copyright licence to print for their own personal, non commercial use.
Kim came the next morning after Elva was born to do the pictures. She was very warm when came in and took the time to say hello. She said hello to Elva and said how beautiful she thought she was. She talked to Elva as if Elva could hear and respond. This was important and felt wonderful.
She then set to work almost straight away. She took lots of shots including some of us in the pictures.
Kim only stayed about half an hour and left. She had travelled an hour to reach us but understood under circumstances we weren’t socialising. I felt bad for this but she assured us it wasn’t her place to stay and she was eager to allow us our time.
I’m so glad a friend recommended contacting them. Daddy was unsure but is now glad we did this because you get ONE chance! If Elva had been born earlier in night Kim would have come that night but I decided it was best to see her the next day. She asked to speak to the staff so they were assured who she was and so the staff could be assured I was happy for her to come also.
The aim was respect for us and Elva, plus memory making. I would recommend them to everyone ad urge you to consider using them. I found Kim on a website call Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep but Kim works for remember my baby.
Here’s some of our photos, the image that appears on Facebook link of this blog post is also one: