In Honor of Baby Boy Schroeter
Baby Boy Schroeter
On May 24th, 2017, we lost our Baby Boy, at 7 months pregnant. He was delivered too soon, and Still, three days after our baby shower. Our entire world shattered and forever changed with one sentence, "There is no heartbeat". We asked what would never be answered, "What happened?” We only know that he was perfect, or as the autopsy said, "Unremarkable". In a desperate attempt, we have found some form of comfort to have held him, say goodbye, and marvel at his beautiful, "remarkable" resemblances to Tom's nose and my lips. Although we'll never see if he had the family green eyes to match mine and Tom's, his Grandfather, Meme, and Great Grandmother. He was 1lb 13oz and 14 inches long.
In the United States, 1 in every 160 pregnancies after 20 weeks end in loss. Over 50% of the time the family will never find an answer. To every mother with empty arms, or anyone who has buried a baby, you know that it's not heart breaking, it's life altering and heart shattering. You are broken and incomplete. There is a before and after, and we will never be the same.
"I can't imagine. People continued to say this to me and I agreed with them. It was all I could do to live through the moments when it hurt so much. In the depths of acute grief, I did not think I would be capable of growing any stronger. As excruciating days turned into weeks and then months, I realized I could imagine because I was living it. I had gained strength just by surviving. 'Let me fall if I must fall. The one I become will catch me.'"
No one else should have to feel this pain. We will walk on November 4th and all donations will go towards the life-saving research for pregnancy loss prevention, education, and awareness. Baby Boy Schroeter never got to live his life and in his honor we will impact, educate, and save lives.
💙 Missing our baby cub, our angel, Baby Boy Schroeter.
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