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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Wednesdays for Wyatt


It’s official... Today is our very first post for Wednesdays for Wyatt! Thank you for coming over and participating.


It’s quite simple to participate. All you have to do is copy and paste this post on your blog, and come back here to link up with MckLinky! Once you do that, your all set to win this first ever Wednesday’s for Wyatt giveaway. Let make this a huge success, shall we?


Really quickly... (I haven't had a chance to correct my button yet. My editing program is on my OTHER computer, Wednesday's should be Wendsdays with out the ', because as I understand it, it makes it possessive. OOPS!)


Now, back to the good stuff!


For those of you who are not familiar with my family and what we are trying to achieve, here’s a brief run down...


Our son Wyatt was diagnosed with a fatal condition at our 18 week ultrasound, but chose to carry him to term. We waited to meet our son with love, all the time praying we would get to see him alive.


On June 1, 2009, Wyatt made his way into the world by c-section. To our amazement he had a faint heartbeat and was breathing! He died two minutes later, but I’ve clung to the two minutes my son and I breathed the same air since his passing.


Upon calling to get a copy of Wyatt’s birth certificate, I found out he was listed as a stillborn. You would assume it was a mistake (like I did), but there was no mistake. According to the definition of live birth in Tennessee my son was not “alive enough” to be deemed a live born baby. His two minutes of life has gone unrecognized by my state, and I intend to change this piece of legislation so I can solidify the validity of my son’s short life.


Wednesdays for Wyatt was created to help spread awareness for a law that needs to be changed, as well as to generate more traffic to my petition. So if you’re reading this, thanks for taking the time to help our family!


We are currently up to 1,253 signatures. Hurray! We’ve made it over my initial goal of 1,000 signatures, and now I’m dreaming big! You think you can help me get 5,000 signatures by Thanksgiving? I bet you could, and I hope this Wednesdays for Wyatt helps out tremendously. Post this to your blogs, facebook, myspace... wherever you can think of. I can’t wait to see how many more signatures we receive from this. I have a great feeling!


The contest will only be open today. You have until 11:59 pm to post this on your blog and come back here to link up with MckLinky in order to qualify for this Wednesdays for Wyatt giveaway. Good luck everybody and thanks for participating.



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9 comments:

Charlotte Ann said...

What part are we supposed to copy into out Blog? Just wondering cause I think that I got confused!
Sorry for the inconvenience.

Charlotte Ann said...

Just wanted to let you know that I posted this to my facebook as well.

Tiffany said...

I signed up at McLinky but I have no idea how to get it on that list. Help!

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Praying for you and your family...I just signed your petition.

Aspiemom said...

I wanted to blog about this post, regardless of the time requirement, so I still did and linked here. I don't mind not being entered for any contest. I'd just like the word to get furthered along about what you are trying to change - for Wyatt.

Kristy said...

I've never won anythiing in my life, so I figure I'm not going to start now. ;) But i'm so happy to help spread the word about Wyatt's cause.

kakalderman said...

I posted this to Facebook to hopefully get some more signatures for you. I stumbled upon your blog and live in Texas but know that legislation for one state helps others as well. I cried watching your video on precious little Wyatt. What a joy it will be to meet your little boy in heaven in the presence of your Savior! Jesus Christ treasures each life from the moment of conception and your fight is important. Best of luck to you!

Jennifer, Sunshine, Angel, Miss Thang, My Birdy (formerly Baby) said...

I posted this on my blog...
Wanted to tell you that Wednesday's for Wyatt isn't entirely incorrect - It can very well mean Wednesday is for Wyatt

Lindsay said...

I just wanted to wish you the best of luck with getting the word out!! I'm gladly sharing your story on my blog. Keeping you and your family in my prayers <3

Lindsay
lindsanity.blogspot.com