I've mentioned my birth board a few times. It's been a source of many things, from stress relief and (big) belly laughs to high blood pressure to, occasionally, comfort.
In January when I joined this board for woman who were due in the far-off days of August, I was just looking to connect with other mamas. And I have. I've gotten a bona fide friend from there. There were also three babies whose stories have pulled me in. Two boys were born back in April have taught me about perseverance. Another, a girl, was born on time, but with a host of conditions to be dealt with.
One of the boys and the girl are home with their families. The other boy... the "middle child", if you will, has only left the confines of the hospital once... as a gift to him and his family right before he had open heart surgery last month. He came through it well, but things did not stay good. This little boy who should be Fynn's age has finally found his way out of the wires and tubes and beeping electronic equipment today. He, Mr. Mini Cooper, will stay in my heart forever.
Perhaps you all can send up some love for this little boy's family tonight.