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May 14th, 2009, 12:39 AM
claire1979's Avatar mummy to a special angel
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if you have a memoy box for you angel/s things how often to feel u need to get it out and look/read throu everything? look at pictues scans and eveything about you angel?

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May 14th, 2009, 06:18 AM
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ALL the time. I rearrange Marshall's stuff all the time...put them on display, put them back. My lament with Jonah is that I took a digital test (since it was going to be our last pregnancy) so now all I have is a stick that used to say pregnant *sigh*

BTW...if you want a memory bracelet, go here Claire's Friends these ladies volunteer to make them, and they are the sweetest little bracelets I have ever seen.
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May 14th, 2009, 06:25 AM
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I go in mine maybe once or twice a month. I have his blanket that I sleep with sometimes at night so that helps. For Mother's Day I got stuff to make a scrapbook of all his pictures along with the locks of hair from the hospital as well as his hospital bracelet. I wanted something I can show his big brother and any other children I might have. I'm working on that now. Althought I miss my son, I think I'm more at peace about losing him than I thought I would be.
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May 14th, 2009, 06:33 AM
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I used to go in it all the time. I have it in our bedroom and still the bedroom is a bad bad place for me. It's been almost 6 months and for some reason that bedroom just seems to scream ROALD'S GONE to me still.

I added and added stuff to my memory box until it was overflowing. I haven't added to it in awhile but I plan to since tomorrow is his 6 month angelversary. The memory box helps, but it's just never going to have enough stuff in it.

I even unexpectedly found another one of the exact same blanket I had him buried in and it sits on top of the memory box.
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May 14th, 2009, 08:07 AM
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heahe i got one of those tiny little bacelets and they ae gorgeous in fact im off to go find a pic out of my photobucket fo those who want to see *back in a mo*


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May 14th, 2009, 08:14 AM
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I LOVE it!! I also got a stillborn's rosary, but I can't find the stupid link anywhere, and I want Jonah to have one
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May 14th, 2009, 09:13 AM
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I have my memory box but don't go into it too often. I did a couple weeks ago to compare my 11 week ultrasound from this baby to my 10 week ultrasound with Clark.

In his memory box are the clothes the hospital gave us that he didn't wear, my hospital bracelets and his, my tests, all my ultrasound pics, the cards we received and some prayer cards.

We also have a shadow box that displays his blanket that he was wrapped in, the clothes he wore and his footprints. Then we have a framed, matted picture of us with him hanging on the wall. His urn and some cherub statues are on the mantel as well.

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May 14th, 2009, 09:15 AM
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I haven't been in his box in about 2 months. But I have his footprints in a locket and I look at his pictures all the time.

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May 14th, 2009, 09:33 AM
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I'd say maybe once a month or twice a month. Whenever I'm feeling really sad.

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May 14th, 2009, 10:12 AM
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Well, Cora's memory box doesn't have much in it anymore. Most of what WAS in it is now in her scrapbook. In the memory box are the hat and booties I was given for her, and her little bracelet (she has one like Jessica's).

I look through her scrapbook every so often. I have some stuff to add to it now (my friend who visited Jenny Lake for me sent me pictures), so I'll be looking through it more again.
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May 14th, 2009, 10:37 AM
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I haven't lately, it's just been too hard and we've been so busy with moving and Ella and everything.

I think I may start a thread about this (and not hijack yours). I'd like to share my pics of his stuff, and have anybody else do the same.
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May 14th, 2009, 10:41 AM
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I looked every day for the first few weeks...mostly to look at his pictures. Then we got his pics up on our computer and now I look at them there every day but the other stuff only every few days I'll take his little gown that he wore for pictures (has his blood and birth junk all over it and I'm NOT washing it ever!) out and give it a hug. When Joey was born dh held him upright on his shoulder which made his nose bleed and got vernix from his face on the shirt...dh keeps that next to his bed and is refusing to let me wash it. He won't wear it again, but just knowing it touched Joey is so special.
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May 14th, 2009, 10:48 AM
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We have 2 memory boxes, 1 for things she used and 1 for things I bought her. They sit in her cedar chest and I look at them about 4-5 times a year. I'm so petrified of ruining them I don't get them out much
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May 14th, 2009, 10:26 PM
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Well we have so much stuff of Katrina's throughout the house, so I don't have to open her memory box to look at her stuff. But there are some other stuff - cards, her blankie and other little mementos that I sometimes find the need I have to look at or smell (they still have Katrina's scent, so I don't like opening the boxes too often in fear that it may lose the scent or I may ruin something).
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May 15th, 2009, 12:31 PM
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I don't have memory box for Malachi's stuff.
It is still all out. I can't not have it out as it is a reminder of him
I sometimes think that if I put it away I will forget and I don't ever want to forget.

Thank you so much for the awesome siggie Claire
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