Friday, June 12, 2009

Birth of Baby Logan

Yesterday, I attended the stillbirth of baby Logan, born at 35 weeks gestation, weighing 7 lbs., 2.1 oz. He was a beautiful little boy and his family is devastated at his loss.

The mom is doing well physically; parents, baby's siblings and grandmother are all hurting badly, as you can imagine. After the birth, the siblings and grandmother came to the hospital to see and hold the baby; the chaplain came in to do a blessing of the baby with the family; and a photographer from a wonderful organization called "Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep" ( came to the hospital to take professional photos of the parents and baby. It was all very touching, very sad, and very comforting, all at the same time.

I cannot say enough good things about the bereavement program at this particular hospital (Howard County General Hospital, Columbia, MD). They are organized, kind, generous, thoughtful -- the way they shepherded all of us through the very tough day was awesome beyond belief or expectation.

Please be praying for the family of baby Logan during this difficult time.

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