18/08/2013 at 16:43
My boss's daughter had her baby last night who was born far too early. She had been told the outcome was going to be poor. I would like to send a card but not sure what to write etc? I would obviously like to acknowledge her baby's birth but how do I go about it? Thanks ladies, your help would be most appreciated.
18/08/2013 at 16:44
I would go very simple with a non-baby card, and say 'Thinking of you all and sending lots of love'.
Really difficult one. So sad.
18/08/2013 at 16:46
Opposite to counter I'd go with congratulations, a birth is still to be celebrated even if the life is short.
18/08/2013 at 18:12
I'd go with an arty card with no words on it and write inside thinking of you and your baby son/daughter. No way would I want a congratulations card but just shows everyone would appreciate different things so there isn't a right or wrong perhaps.
18/08/2013 at 18:29
I'd pick a plain card, just best to be cautious. Keep it simple. Let them know you're thinking of them. How sad for them.
18/08/2013 at 18:37
what isis said
18/08/2013 at 18:41
I would go with a arty card too and then write thinking of you and your baby at this time, I would avoid congratulations cards, but then like others have said everyone would like different things!
18/08/2013 at 18:45
Yes I wasn't thinking along the congrats card, but didn't want a with sympathy one either. Thanks girls as always your advice has been great.
18/08/2013 at 19:23
My cousins baby was born at 25 weeks. The outlook at the time was rubbish but she pulled through and is now three.
I remember my cousin saying she was gutted not to get any congratulation cards.
I'd say something along the lines of "Congratulations on the birth of your baby. I hope they continue to grow and get stronger every day"
18/08/2013 at 20:38
Rusty the baby was stillborn so it's a bit difficult to know what to say.
18/08/2013 at 21:39
Oh god sorry. I read your post all wrong :(
18/08/2013 at 21:42
Gosh, difficult one. I think I'd go reasonably simple arty - not too bright and celebratory and not too sombre or a 'thinking of you' card. A congratulations is not at all suitable in this situation IMO.
18/08/2013 at 21:51
I read it wrong too! Id go for the blank option
How sad :-(
18/08/2013 at 22:30
Then to answer your question, I think a condolence card is entirely appropriate x
18/08/2013 at 22:42
I wasn't sure reading the OP on the outcome, thanks for clarifying, and I agree with the others that a condolence card is entirely appropriate.
How sad for all concerned.
18/08/2013 at 22:47
Sorry I didn't word it well. I will go for an blank card I think and write a few lines. My boss was so excited when he told me a few months back and to have this happen is so very sad. Thanks again.
18/08/2013 at 23:01
I'm sure she'll appreciate your kind words and thoughts x
19/08/2013 at 08:20
If you know the babys name, refer to the baby by name.
When my sister died, my Mum was hurt nobody called her Naomi, it was "baby" or rarely "daughter".
19/08/2013 at 09:25
I read it wrong too. How sad x
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