Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sienna Grace...

 During my pregnancy with Sebastian, and while searching some babyloss groups on Facebook one day, I came upon a girl who said she was also still pregnant with her angel baby. I just had to send her a PM straight away because so far I hadn't met anyone who was still carrying like I was. It was a gift from God.

Bec and I both found so much comfort in knowing there was someone else going through this right now with us. We talked about our babies and we talked about our emotions, how other people seemed to see us, the memories we planned to have for our sweet babies, and even that which you should never have to talk to a friend about - your baby's funeral plans...

When Sebastian passed away only a week or so after Bec and I started talking, I felt really bad for her. I know that sounds silly right? Why would I feel bad for Bec when it was my baby that just died? Well I guess I didn't want her to lose hope in her baby's healing or making it to term. I felt so sad having to message her to tell her Sebastian was now in the arms of Jesus, like maybe it would make her lose heart for the rest of her journey? I don't think it did - well I hope it didn't. We continued to talk.

So let me introduce you to her princess just a little. Her name is Sienna Grace and she already has a big brother and a big sister. Sienna has anencephaly - and I know many of the angel mums who read here know it well. Today is Sienna's due date. She is still fighting away in her Mummy's tummy and I praise God for that! Thankyou Lord for such a special time Bec has been given with Sienna.

Anyway, the purpose of this post was that I wanted to share with you something special I made for Sienna this week.

As I was packing away all my sewing things, I came across some quilting squares I'd half-pieced together but never really found what they were meant to be for... well it hit me like a train. They were supposed to be for a little patchwork blanket for Sienna to hopefully be wrapped in when she was born - and a santuary where her mummy might be able to release her tears and let her heart grieve in times to follow...

I had desparately wanted to make Sebastian a little patchwork quilt of his own, inspired by the gorgeous quilt that my dear blog friend Stacy made for her princess Rachel when she was born. But Seb arrived before I got very far through it and so it made me a little sad. (I will go back to making it though, he still deserves it I think!)

I also remembered the beautiful personalised bracelet that Stacy had made for Rachel too, and that she wore. And I knew that every little princess deserves a bit of bling so I set out to make one for Sienna too.

Here's the end results. I'm so thrilled with how they turned out, and Sienna's mummy Bec loves them too. I so hope the bracelet fits her! 
A very special hand-embroidered personalised quilt for Sienna to be wrapped in love...

Every little princess deserves a bit of bling...
 I haven't been able to sew much at all since earlier in my pregnancy with Seb- not long after we had his diagnosis actually. At the time, my sewing seemed frivilous in the scheme of what was happening in our lives...

It feels good to get back into doing something I love...

2 Corinthians 1:3-7
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.  For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort. 


  1. im so glad that you feel you can start to do the things that before little seb were a normal part of life, i know that you will never ever forget your little boy and i will never forget him, but he has brought so much more to other people, people that you would never of thought of before, because i know that i never did. i know that i keep on saying it but even through your own journey with little Seb you have helped so many people. I will be praying for little Sienna Grace today and her family.

  2. Thankyou Bobbie, you have a beautiful heart of gold...

  3. So beautiful Nat, you honestly amaze me with your grace and compassion. I'm so glad that God has brought you and Bec together to share this rough journey. The bracelet and quilt are just beautiful.

  4. Absolutely beautiful Nat, I'm sure it will be a great comfort in times ahead as I'm sure your friendship together has already been to both of you so far. God bless you both and your beautiful babies.

  5. Its beautiful Nat and what a special gift. I can't imagine what it would be like to find someone to talk to who truly understood what you were feeling and going thru. I'm glad God brought you Bec. . Luv Donna


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