My Story

One July 1, 2009 I entered the Medical Center of Arlington to deliver my beautiful baby boy, of which I knew had passed away two days before. His heart had stopped beating. It was a sureal experience walking into that hospital knowing what needed to be done. With my husband and mother by my side, I had to do the unthinkable.

My tiny baby of 1 lb. was delivered shortly after. We named him Greyson. And he was perfect. I remember his tiny little hands and feet. His small little face. He looked so little wrapped up in the nursery blanket. It was all so overwhelming, and peaceful at the same time. I loved holding his tiny little body in my arms. This was the last time I would see his tiny little face here on earth. Such a tiny baby in a big blanket it seemed. We said our goodbyes, and the nurse took him away.

After this experience, I have thought alot about that day. I think about others who have gone through this. Friends, family, and other loved ones. And those who I have not had the privledge to meet. Was their situation the same as mine? Did they hold their tiny baby in layers of blankets? Did it overwhelm them as it did me?

On that day, in the midst of all the sadness, and mourning, I received a gift. A gift from my tiny baby boy. He gave me an idea, of which, I promised to carry out. For all those mothers who enter the hospital wanting so badly to hold their baby in their arms and come home empty handed. This would be for them.

A gift by Greyson,
from me,
from you,
to them.

Mommy feels you, Greyson. And this is how I honor your memory.

I love you.


I am looking for your help. Hospitals all across the country are in need of small, very small, baby blankets. In cases of fetal demise, babies are so tiny, even the smallest nursery blanket is much too big to wrap around their tiny bodies.

I know how parents feel when they are presented with their tiny baby, for the first and last time. Having to deal with a large blanket that doesn't fit, is a distraction. And, unnecessary.

If you can sew or crotchet/knit, would you please help me to supply blankets for these mothers?

My doctor informed me that 30% of all pregnancies end in fetal demise!

I know we can make a small yet, dramatic difference in the experience these mothers and fathers have in the hospital. It is heartbreaking for the nurses to try and present these tiny babies in the best way possible to grieving parents. They are extremely appreciative of any donations we can give.

If you would like to help in this cause, please start reading at the very beginning and learn about Greyson's Gift.
Be sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom for new information and updates


I recieved an email yesterday...

On behalf of the bereavement program at IMC I would like to thank you for your generous donation of assorted blankets and quilts. Each of our grieving families appreciate the individualized beautiful memory items for their babies.
Please thank each of your contributors for their countless hours of work in our behalf.
With gratitude,
IMC Labor and Delivery Bereavement Coordinator


Kamerin Tangaro said...

You are amazing Meryn! ! I love you!!

Laura Lu said...

I work at IMC L&D and today I helped with the delivery of a baby boy who had passed away. I picked out a special blanket to give to the family and noticed the tag with the blog info. I appreciate the hard work that goes into the blankets and I know the families appreciate them so much. Keep up the good work, you're making happy memories out of sad times. Laura, RN

Meryntha said...

Thanks Laura for sharing! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Hello Meryntha,

Our ladies in the Silverbell Ward Relief Society enjoyed so much making the little blankets and were grateful for the experience. Over 40 blankets were donated to the Tucson Northwest Women's Center. It was a labor of love. Thank you for sharing your story. LY, Joan

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