Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Lucas

Last Thursday, April 12, our baby Lucas was stillborn as a result of an umbilical cord accident. At birth, Lucas was 38 weeks old, weighed 7 pounds, was 20 inches long, and was a beautiful baby. We miss him very much.

44 comments:

Katy said...

I'm so very, very, sorry Beth. Words can't express.

FemiKnitMafia said...

My heart stopped for a minute and my eyes welled up. Consider this my strong slobbery cyber hug.

Amanda said...

I have been praying for you guys everyday since I heard the news. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Words seem so trivial at a time like this but please know your family and Lucas are in my thoughts and prayers.

Veronique said...

This is devastating. You picked a beautiful name (Lucas is my brother's name!).

pamela wynne said...

take care of yourself. *hugs*

Courtney said...

I'm so sorry. You did pick a beautiful name.

Sandra said...

i'm so sorry, beth. i'm so heartbroken by the news. please know my thoughts and prayers are with you, juan, and lucas.

virginia said...

I'm so sorry for Lucas. We are here for you.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss.
Punkin

Ashley said...

Oh, MeBeth--I'm so very sorry. I wish there was something to say that would bring you comfort. Please know that we're all thinking of you and your family with lots of love.

Sky said...

Beth, I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your husband at this time. I am heartbroken for you. Please, I know this may seem ridiculous from 3000 miles away, but if there is anything I can do, please ask.

Kim U said...

I'm so very sorry. Words fail me, but you're in my thoughts.

Kim said...

I'm so sorry. I can't imagine how you must be feeling. You will be in my prayers.

=joy= said...

beth, i am so sorry... *big hugs* and thoughts from hawaii.

schrodinger said...

Beth, Juan and Lucas, my thoughts are with you every day.

Melissa said...

I am so, so sorry.

Megann said...

I am so very sorry for you and your husband's loss. My thoughts are with you...

--Deb said...

Oh, I am so, so very sorry . . . How devastating!

gleek said...

i'm so sorry. you all are in my thoughts.

vlb5757 said...

Mebeth, I am stunned and am having a hard time trying to find the words. You are certainly in my thoughts and prayers. I can only echo what everyone else has said before me.

Mintyfresh said...

my heart has been breaking for you guys since I heard. Hugs.

Lisa said...

Beth, my thoughts are with you and Juan right now. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Angie said...

My heart breaks for you. May god hold you and your tiny angel close to his heart.

Christy said...

I'm so very sad for your family. I will be thinking of you, Lucas, and the rest of your family.

carrie said...

i've been praying for you, juan and lucas. my heart goes out to you, beth.

Katie said...

I am heartsick for you, Beth. You, your son and your husband have been in my thoughts all week. Do take care of yourself. If I can do anything for you, let me know, I will do it. Your loss is unimaginable. Hugs to you and Juan.

Debby said...

I am visiting from ChappysMom's blog and just wanted to say how sorry I am to hear what happened. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband. I am so so sorry this happened to you both.

Soulknitting said...

I am so very sorry for your loss and your husband's loss. My heart is with you.

Kim said...

I am so sorry. You, your husband and Lucas are in my prayers.

Charis said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss. You and yours are in my thoughts.

kaitlyn said...

Beth,
There are no words. I've thought about you and your family often over the last few days and hope peace comes quickly.
~K

Carol said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are for you and yours.

Brenda said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. You and yours are in my prayers.

Lara said...

I am sorry that this happened to you, and to your family. Please be kind to yourself.

Sheila said...

Oh, this just hurts. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you , and you have been in my thoughts since you posted this sad news.

eKNITabeth said...

I'm so sorry to hear this.
I will be praying for you and your family in this sad time.
E.

Brooklyn Handspun said...

I'm so sorry - my heart goes out to you and your husband. I've tried to email you privately but it keeps getting bounced back to me. If you ever need anything you know you can call or email me.

doulicia said...

I found you by way of knitting blogrolls and was stopped cold by this, your top post.

I am so sorry to hear about your baby's death. I am a birth doula and was with a client when her baby was stillborn last September. I can't imagine what you are going through. I would love to hear more about Lucas and his birth if/when you felt like writing about it.

I lost a baby at 20 weeks gestation. Hardly the same thing as losing a baby at term, but it gives me some empathy for you.

I wish there was more I could do for you.

Michelle said...

beth,
i am so very very sorry. all my love to you.

michelleknits said...

(that last one was me)

sylvia said...

Although I do not know you, I read your post and began to cry. I am so, so sorry for your terrible loss. I hope that you and your partner are taking good care of one another. I, too, had a pregnancy loss at 20 weeks, and know the devastation; I cannot imagine what a full term loss would feel like.

Jubii said...

I'm so sorry. Some things that hit you in life are too big for words. I had a horrible, different loss last year, and remember hating the way time was carrying on without them, like we were being swept apart, overlaid by ordinary living that they just weren't there for any more. It was tragic, and it was healing. Be good to each other. And remember that everyone has their own way of grieving.

Sally said...

Hi Beth,

I just read your blog for the first time. Know that there are many people still thinking of you and your husband at this very difficult time. I am so sorry about Lucas.

Haley said...

I just recently discovered your blog through Ashley at Dogged (sock exchange post). I was reading backwards because I enjoyed your latest post and I found this one. My heart goes out to you and your husband. I know I'm a total stranger, but know that I send love and prayers your way.