Luna’s Legacy

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Last week we welcomed to the world our beautiful baby lion cub, but her little roar wasn’t loud enough to see her through. 

We’re empty, numb and overwhelmed with grief & sadness.

We met her, cuddled her, kissed her, slept with her & said our long, hard goodbyes all in the same moment. The hardest thing we will ever have to do. 

The love & happiness she has bought us in her short life is indescribable, that’s something we will never forget & will hold on too forever. 

We will never forget you, our first born, our beautiful baby girl, loved so much from the very first moment.

Wherever I am, there’s you. ♡

We love you to the moon & back. 

....Little Luna Swancott xxx

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Thank you for all of your flowers, messages, calls and texts. They really do mean the world. If you feel like you would like to offer your help and support, we’ve set up a page “Little Luna’s Legacy” where we will split the money between several different charities who have brought us some light in such a difficult time. We haven’t decided exactly which charities at the moment, but they will include:

↠ 4Louis, who is an amazing charity who help create memory boxes for your little one. 

↠Remember my baby, who are a team of photographers around the UK who come and capture the special memories with your baby, any time day or night. (Emma Sealey photography in particular special thanks - as she’s local to us) 

↠Cherished Gowns UK, who make special teeny tiny baby clothes for sleeping babies, from such an early age. 

↠Birmingham Women’s & Children’s Hospital, who helped us through such a heartbreaking situation. (We’re just trying to get a contact for The Fetal research department as we’d like to be able to help problems like Luna’s be detected earlier)

....All organisations & charities have been absolutely amazing and have offered us so much help and support at such a hard time. 

↠ Russell’s Hall midwife unit & Bereavement Centre. Especially such special thanks to Bev, Cleo, Tilly, Hannah & Ellisse, all of whom were amazing and made us feel so much more comfortable. These caring staff feel it too, we sometimes forget that they also feel our grief and pain and being a midwife isn’t all about the happy moments. 

This is still sadly a subject which is so often not talked about, which makes it so much harder to find other women to talk too. 

We want to celebrate & remember Luna’s little life forever, she’s our daughter & has left such a big space in our hearts. 

We want her to be remembered and loved, the same as any other baby would ♡

We want her to make a difference.

“Little Luna’s Legacy.” xx

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These are my footprints, so perfect and so small. 

These tiny footprints, never touched the ground at all.

Not one tiny footprint, for now I have my wings. 

These tiny footprints were meant for other things.

You will hear my tiny footprints, in the patter of the rain.

Gentle drops like angels tears, of joy and not from pain.

You will see my tiny footprints, in each butterflies' lazy dance.

I'll let you know I'm with you, if you give me just a chance.

You will see my tiny footprints, in the rustle of the leaves.

I will whisper names into the wind, and call each one that grieves.

Most of all, these tiny footprints, are found in mummy's heart,

'cause even though I'm gone now, we'll never truly part.”
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Thank you to each and every one of you who have donated towards Luna’s Legacy. It honestly means so much and I know how much of a difference it’ll make to these charities! We’re both really passionate about knowing where every penny will be spent and we’re keen to raise funds further.

We’ve had an update from Russell’s Hall today, our donations will go towards helping families like us, as they’re raising funds to build a specialist bereavement delivery suite.

...We feel SO strongly about helping to support this as when we had Luna we could hear babies being born next door It was such a hard thing to have to hear.

They’re raising money to install soundproofing, it’s something so simple yet will mean so much to families going through the most heartbreaking time.

They’re also raising money to add a double bed, TV and better facilities for the baby to stay close to the families.

They’re also looking to implement specialist training for staff on how best to deal with the parents & families.

It really is something that is desperately needed and we’d like to do all we can to help!

✶ Please feel free to share, to spread the word and help raise funds for a much needed family unit. ✶

#littlelunaslegacy
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Thank you so much everyone for your kind words and overwhelming generosity towards helping future families in these heartbreaking circumstances. I can assure you the money will make such a difference & I will personally make sure the money goes to the right unit and most importantly, the right person to really make a difference. Lots of the above charities are small & very personal, meaning the money really will go along way. I honestly can’t thank you all enough for your support in the past 24 hours.

I’ve upped the target to £3,000 as we’re going to try and raise enough money to be able to fund extra cuddle cots in hospitals. The cuddle cot was so important for us to cherish special memories with Luna.

So much love to you all. xx
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