This is my favorite post so far! The topic for today is symbol - and it is not suprising that the symbol that I associate with my losses are birds. More specifically wrens. As soon as I knew our baby had died at 16 weeks I knew I was going to name him or her after a bird. It just made sense to me - I can't really explain it, but I just knew I had to. I thought up boy and girl names that were bird related, but during those long weeks while we were waiting for the results of the genetic testing, I was already calling the baby "Wren" in my head. I just knew. When my midwife called and told me the baby we lost was a girl - it was almost anticlimatic, she was telling me what I already knew, we had a genetically normal daughter...Wren.
So obviously a wren is the symbol I associate with Wren. But even before her - I already associated birds with our first loss - Finley.
I love the excuse to buy bird paraphanelia actually. But I also spend a lot of time outside- and I love when I have a special moment with any bird. It is just a second where I can remember and smile to myself