Adrian’s Story

Adrian James Hernandez was stillborn on 30 June 2017. Posts in this category include a chronological narrative of my pregnancy with him, his birth story, funeral, and first birthday memorial, as well as posts about the impact of his short but powerful life.

Title: Friends of Adrian | overlaid on image of clouds in Florida (Miranda Hernandez)

Friends of Adrian

One of the women in my first support group had a theory–she thought that when we met here on Earth, our children met and became friends in Heaven. I don’t know for certain what I believe about the afterlife, but I like the idea of Adrian having friends. This page is a compilation of guest posts from other loss parents in my world.

Image of Vivian's mascara left on a tissue

Friends of Adrian: Edward Alexander

Cry with me. Laugh with me. Tell me your favorite memory of me being pregnant. Tell me about your baby, and how he/she moves and grows or was born and keeps you up all night. Babies die. My baby died. It’s a fact. It’s a shallow, it’s a hole, it’s a void, I live with every single breath of my existence. Let me tell you about the cute onesie I had picked out for him. Let me tell you how precious and cute he was. How he looked like a little old man because he hadn’t fattened up yet. Let me tell you about his perfect little hook nose, and his head of hair.

Title: Adrian's Chronological Story: Adrian's First Birthday | overlaid on image of Adrian's elephant with flowers at his birthday (Miranda Hernandez)

Adrian’s First Birthday

Although I had a funeral for Adrian, I also wanted to do something special to celebrate his life on what would have been his first birthday. I wanted something not so much focused on grief, but more on his impact; a type of celebration. I had already decided to build this website, and so it seemed natural to have a party and document both its launch and my son’s short but beautiful life.

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