Announcement

Mark and Lara pleased to announce the birth of their second beautiful son, and deeply saddened to share the news of his death.

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Archimedes Hare Nettle. Born 5/11/10 at 10:59pm, died 6/11/10 7am. We had eight hours of hope, and a very special morning saying goodbye. Inigo has met his little brother, and on hearing of his death said, we’ll have to get another baby. Ah, the simple innocence of youth.

Thank you for all of your warm messages of support for our little family, that seems even smaller today.

Thanks to Fi for taking the time to help us celebrate and commemorate our beautiful baby’s too short life.

56 thoughts on “Announcement”

  1. Congratulations Lara.
    He looks beautiful. You have done a fantastic job and have been a real inspiration. It makes me happy to know that other people will also be inspired by your strength and determination to do the very best for your beautiful family.
    Im enjoying knitting a bright green leaf to go with the orange flower I knitted Archimedes this morning while I listened to the chanting from the Kathina ceremony at the temple over the road. Some of the meanings of Kathina are solid, stable and unshakeable. Bit like his mum!
    Lots of love
    Kerry

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  2. We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Mum, Dad, Elsie and Tim send their love and sympathies. What a beautiful photo .

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  3. I was deeply saddened to hear that your beautiful, much anticipated, baby boy had died this morning. Congratulations on his birth and goodbye Archimedes. The world is a quieter, more subdued place today in memory of you. Sending you and Mark and Inigo much love. xS

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  4. Oh Lara. Im so sorry for you all. Look at the beautiful little face. Im so sorry. Im glad you got to say goodbye at least, not that it will really help.

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  5. Oh Lara – how sad I am to hear of the death of your little darling. He is a beautiful baby. My thoughts and heart are with you are your family at this time.
    With love xx

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  6. My dearest Lara, what a beautiful little boy, I am just so sorry it wasnt his time to come live with us on earth right now.
    Please know my heart is with you all, I understand first hand the grief of losing a baby, it can seem so overwheming. . . . . .
    May you all be held in the arms of love as you grieve the loss of little Archimedes Hare Nettle, sweet dreams little one . . . . .

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  7. he’s beautiful! congratulations, so glad to hear you had some time together, and our hearts break for your pain, all our love paula and jason.

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  8. Hes beautiful Lara. Im so glad you were able to spend time with him and heartbroken to see it ended so soon. Love, prayers and thoughts to you all.

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  9. He really looks like and angel in that photo Lara. You were so brave to have fought this battle I am heartbroken for you that it had to end too soon. Thankyou for walking this journey alongside me, you and Archimedes will not be forgotten.

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  10. Lara, we are so sad to hear about Archimedes passing. I really believe that he felt loved all the time in his short life. I hope he is at peace now, reunited with his brother.
    Youre in our thoughts.

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  11. Lara, Archimedes is beautiful, I am so sorry this has happened. He is a very lucky boy to have a mum who fought so hard for him.

    Hugs to you all, Take care

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  12. i can fly
    but I want his wings
    i can shine even in the darkness
    but I crave the light that he brings
    revel in the songs that he sings
    my angel gabriel

    i can love
    but I need his heart
    i am strong even on my own
    but from him I never want to part
    hes been there since the very start
    my angel gabriel
    my angel gabriel

    bless the day he came to be
    angels wings carried him to me
    heavenly
    i can fly
    but I want his wings
    i can shine even in the darkness
    but I crave the light that he brings
    revel in the song

    s that he sings
    my angel gabriel

    this is not original of course, and they always thought that this song was about a man, but I think most people pick the wrong relationship.

    Lamb Gabriel (2001)
    http://gorecki.co.uk/discography.htm

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  13. Oh my dear Lara, Im so proud and impressed by how you have done all of this, and sad that Archimedes was with you for such a short time. How beautiful he is, though.
    Love felt here for all of you, and happy that youll get so many cuddles form your Squidgy.
    Love from Clare and me xxxxx

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  14. I wish you knew how my heart hurts for you right now. God bless your family. So proud of the fight you and your darling boy put up. No wussies. Thats for sure.

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  15. Oh Lara, my heart breaks to hear of your loss.
    Such a gorgeous little one and a wonderful name.
    Love to Mark and Inigo, and to you.
    I want to jump on a plane to be there for you.
    If theres anything I can do, or if you would like me to call you, just let me know.
    I can only imagine the pain you are in right now.
    Beautiful photo. Thank-you so much for letting us all know, and sharing.
    You are inspirational.
    All my love,
    Angie.

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  16. Lara, Archimedes pose is so cute. I am so glad you got to feel his little heart beat for 8 whole hours and see the miracle that you carried. xo envs from EB

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  17. What an absolutely beautiful little boy. Just perfect in every way. Archimedes was blessed to have such a wonderful mother loving him and fighting for him every inch of the way. You are an inspiration to all mothers. I am so sorry he couldnt stay with you any longer. Sending you, Mark and Inigo all our love. xx

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  18. Congratulations on the birth of your precious little son. What a gorgeous child he was. You must be so proud of him.xxx

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  19. Lara, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. He is absolutely gorgeous and such a little fighter.

    Thinking of you, Mark and Iggy and sending my love to you all.

    xx

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  20. Lara, words are of little use to me now. Archimedes is truly beautiful and I’m so sorry to hear of his death. I’m glad you could all say goodbye to him.

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  21. Blessing to you all.
    What an absolute Angel is little Archimedes.
    I feel so sorry for your loss, but am so inspired by your love in this situation.
    Little Archimedes has been such an important and blessed teacher for your family and the many, many people who have been following your journey.
    Thank you little soul!
    xJo.

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  22. Hi Lara,

    It was lovely to have met you and part of your family today and to look after you at such a difficult time in your life. I feel very honoured to have met your little sleeping Archimedes today. Maybe we will meet again when you next make another cute baby.

    Take care, and all the best,
    Clementine

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  23. Congratulations Lara, Mark and Inigo on Archimedes birth – what a beautiful boy with a beautiful name. We are so sorry you didnt have more time with him, but glad for the time you did have. Love from Robyn, Matthew, Gwen and Lily.

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  24. Thank YOU my darling Lara…. I feel so privileged to have met Archimedes, and to have witnessed the incredibly special time that you had together. Tonnes love, Fe xoxoxoxo

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