Sisterhood Of Angel Mama’s Magazine | Bereaved Mother’s Day Edition May 2023
Written & Photo by Lauren Bastian
Our sweet sunshine boy, Henry Owen, was due September 17, 2022. Everything in my pregnancy was perfect, until it wasn’t. He was such an active baby from the beginning, he especially loved rolling around. He made it known what goods he liked and disliked- popsicles were his favorite, and he was NOT a fan of meat. At 33 weeks pregnant we attended a baby shower for him, and he was not moving that day which was very unusual. I didn’t think much of it, I thought maybe he was just having a lazy day. We decided to stop in to L&D on our way home, assuming they would find his heartbeat in no time and we’d be on our way. We had no reason to believe otherwise, everything had been picture perfect. After searching for what seemed like forever, they brought up a portable ultrasound and our world came crashing down. Henry no longer had a heartbeat. We went home that night and told our families, and returned to the hospital the next day to be induced. The following day, August 2, 2022 at 12:48pm, Henry silently entered the world. We spent a wonderfully heartbreaking 24 hours with him before the funeral home came to take him away. We miss and love him so much, and can’t wait for the day we get to be with him again.