Aubrey was our beautiful daughter who was taken away from us too soon. At 19 weeks my water broke. There was nothing we could do to stop the labour, and at 21 weeks and 5 days, (March 24, 2017) Aubrey was brought into this world. She was born at 8:02 AM, weighing 13.6oz and 28cm tall. Because she was so tiny, she was not able to survive the labour.
Dave and I were given the opportunity to hold, love, and just be with Aubrey from 8 am until 5:30 pm that day. We took many pictures and videos of our beautiful girl, wanting to remember every inch of her body.
She had my lips and chin, but Dave's oval face. Her little toes were the splitting image of mine! I could only hope that she would have had Dave's eye lashes.
Her due date should have been today, July 30, 2017. And when we was trying to find a way to 'celebrate' this day, someone said to do something nice for someone else.
So Dave and I decided that we would like to raise money, in Aubrey's name, to donate a Cuddle Cot to one of our local hospitals.
For many people who don't know, a Cuddle Cot is used to give more time to bereaved parents to spend with their deceased child. The Cuddle Cot will cool the babies body temperature down, so that parents are able to take more time with their child to bond, take pictures and what ever else they find necessary to deal with the loss of their child.
Our goal is start raising the money on Aubrey's due date, and close the GoFund me page on Aubrey's birthday March 24th. If we are unable to raise the entire amount, we will be donating what is raised to an organization that helps funds these.
If we could go back to the day Aubrey was born, we would want more time. Time to hold, love, bond, and cherish our beautiful daughter. We will never get this back, and we just hope that by raising the money for a cuddle cot, we would be able to give the gift of time, to grieving parents.
Below is a link the Cuddle Cot, that will be purchasing with the funds raised.
And a link to more information about Cuddle Cots:
Thank you to everyone who has been there to support us through this heartbreaking time. And thank you for your donations and shares of this page.
Dave, Shea & Aubrey Brookes
- Janet Davidson
- Joyce Fletcher
- Laura Fletcher-Woods
- Brittany Leavold
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