Since starting The Zero Print we have been a little taken back by all the amazing, challenging and emotional birth stories and mum moments that have been shared with us! We kind of feel like this is a little gift that’s been given to us. Something unexpected that we feel truly blessed with. So… we have decided to start a place where we can share the amazing things we come across, parenting topics or any life moment really. So welcome to TZP Blog!
A little while ago I shared my own story around miscarriage and this started a whole heap of questions and comments from mums who have been through the same thing. This is kind of where it started for us so I thought as our first blog we would re share that post ….
I have had three miscarriages. It’s not something I talk about. I have even been debating if I should make this post for a few months now. But at the end of the day I am ok with it. I am one of those people that is always ok (mostly?). Things affect me. Three miscarriages make you sad but I also have three beautiful kids who are the most amazing little souls and I think that’s helped to heal me, heal us.
Two of them were early-ish miscarriages and one went to 12 weeks. That one was really sad. We’d planned our life with that little babe. And that dream got ripped away pretty violently. There was no funeral like you would a normal person, we never saw the baby, never knew if it was a boy or girl. It was just over. Like it never existed. Our situation is a little blessed as a few weeks later I was unexpectedly pregnant with our rainbow baby. I’m not sure if it was that that soothed us but it did allow us to move forward. I know that we are lucky.
When we started the Zero Print one of the first prints I designed was a print for mums who have miscarried – me. I mean, I kind of thought to myself I have been pregnant with six babies. I can have a print made for three of those beautiful little nuggets but what about the other three who were too beautiful for this world? For some people it might be sad to have a constant reminder but for me seeing that print is a reminder of a beautiful moment in my life. A happy moment where a life was growing, a life that was very wanted. Those babies aren’t something I want to forget about. They are something I want to remember and love. They are a part of our story. Even though they aren’t here they will always be with me. Always walking through life watching over our little family.
This is how our logo was born. It’s not an embryo, it’s not a baby. It’s a symbol of the beginning of life. A reminder that each life is infinitely precious. This pic above is of our ‘Angel Print’. Our three angel babies. These prints aren’t live in our store because we feel that every situation is different and deserves its own print design. This won’t be something we post about a lot so if you see or find this post this is my message to you: If you feel like something like this might help you please reach out. You are not alone. Just because we don’t talk about it all the time we don’t have to forget. It’s ok to feel the loss & it’s ok to feel the love.
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Elisa @ TZP xx