Browsing Archive: March, 2011

A tough week

Posted by Samara Collins on Saturday, March 26, 2011, In : Blog 
Well for some reason I have found this week fairly hard emotionally.  I have been out with Pat (still can'tdrive after op) in his pram for walks, which has been lovely and also we have seen friends and family, which has also been really nice.  My friend, Vicky has picked me up and taken Pat and me to Amy's a few times now, which has been a great help for me.

I think that the more I do get out, the more that the grief comes out too.  It will take time I think to get through it. I find I can't c...
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A good day

Posted by Samara Collins on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, In : Blog 

Pat is doing very well and he is just gorgous in every way.  He is starting to smile a little and is also enjoying trying to grab his toys.  He can lift his head easily and so he spends quite a bit of time on his tummy on how play mat now. 

Earlier this week Pat and I ventured out alone for the first time.  Having had a csection, I am not allowed to drive for 2 more weeks, so I took Pat in his pram to see my sister in law, Pat's Auntie Clare.  It felt strange being out on our own and also wal...


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Enjoying Pat and Missing Sadie

Posted by Samara Collins on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, In : Blog 
Just a quick update to say Pat is doing very well.  He is absolutely brilliant and we feel so lucky to have him.  He's full of personality and gorgeous too.  So many people have sent lovely cards and messages and we've been amazed by the lovely, kind gifts we've been sent from so many people for Pat.

Missing Sadie doesn't change. Its fabulous having such immense joy back in our lives but the pain of losing Sadie is overwhelming at times and it is all I can do to hold those emotions back until ...
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Below are 2 articles I have written for the SOFT Newlsetter.  SOFT is a charity Support Organisation for Families of Trisomy. 

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About Me


Samara Collins I'm Samara Collins (nee Samara Lawrence) and I'm 35 years old. I live in a village called Mobberley in Cheshire with my husband Drew, our son, Patrick (born 17/02/11) and our cat, Clive. Our daughter, Sadie was born on 30/12/09. 24 hours after her birth we were told she had Edwards Syndrome (Trisomy 18) and a large VSD (hole in her heart) and would die very soon. She passed away aged 8 & 1/2 months on 10/09/10. Sadie was our first child and she was a wonderful surprise after 18 months of trying to conceive and then being told I was infertile! She is our miracle. I immediately loved being a mummy and miss Sadie terribly. I was made redundant shortly after Sadie was born. We are strong but we still focus on remaining so and on maintaining normality and enjoying our son, Pat. Grieving is a weird process and totally unavoidable. I think I'm doing OK most days but when I need to express myself and the grief becomes overwhelming and isolating I find writing really helps me.

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