This is an update from Lindsay and Bjork on their sweet baby boy. Please continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers, and thank you to all of you who are lifting them up in this time. – Jenna
Bjork and I are proud to introduce our perfect baby boy, Afton Bjork Ostrom, who was born on December 31, 2016 at 2:25pm weighing just 1lb 3oz, and who left this world peacefully, laying skin-to-skin in the arms of his mommy and daddy, surrounded by love and comfort in the early morning hours of January 1, 2017.
In our deep grief, we are so full of awe and wonder for having had the chance to experience just a tiny taste of his precious sweetness this side of heaven. We got to truly fall in love with what it means to be his parents – to feel his heartbeat skin-to-skin against our chest, to touch all his fingers and toes, to soak up his smell, to give him a bath, to be able to kiss his sweet, perfect face, to read him a bedtime story, and to whisper lullabies into his tiny little ears so he could hear and know our voices.
These all too fleeting moments we had with him are also making the ache of losing him feel all the more raw and visceral. We experienced a taste of what it was like to love him, but we so badly wanted a lifetime. It’s a depth of loss that we’ve never known – where something so tangibly a part of you is suddenly gone, and you can feel the searing hole right there in your own body. It’s our honor to wear that deep scar as the evidence that he was here and he was loved, and we’ll carry that ache with us every day for the rest of our lives until we meet him again someday.
You’re forever perfect and forever loved, baby boy. We’ll always, always, always be your mom and dad, and you’ll always be our sweet Afton.