Not many people can say they know the exact day their baby was created
We were so fortunate to experience this with Amélie via IVF In Athens Greece.
This was our first attempt and our very last hope, it was all or nothing!
Day one of her creation was the 19th September 2016
We were blessed with five perfect blastocysts
Two transferred at day five of their life
Seeing them flying in on a clear screen was such an incredible experience
Sadly, we lost one baby at 5 weeks, the worrying continued
The second was Amélie, who fought her way through to the incredible little girl she is today. It worked.
19th September 2018 officially Amélie is 2 years old, 730 days, 17520 hours, 1051200 minutes of forming, growing, heartbeats, developing, good movement, no movements, many scares, praying, fear, praying, believing, trusting, being born, amazement, thanking this universe for giving her to us, she has given us unbelievable joy (and not much sleep.) Nothing will ever be the same again.
On the 22nd May 2017 the day Amélie was born I finally became a mother
I was 50 years 3 months 10 days 12 hours and 25 minutes old.
DON'T LET ANYONE TELL YOU THAT YOU ARE TOO OLD...
(This includes specialist doctors, fertility experts, friends and family, we had all this)
GO GET YOUR DREAM, WHATEVER IT IS, IT CAN BE DONE.
Bernie Torme the iconic guitarist has donated a signed album and cd "Flowers and dirt" for Mearfest North FAMOUS Grand Prize Raffles!
Bernie, well known for his superb solo career, his time with Ozzy Osbourne and Gillan has had a long and illustrious career.
Currently embarking on his "final fling" tour so please get along to see him either at the Queen Vic in South Shields or numerous other dates around the country.
How wonderful to receive a very personal message from Bernie.
Having seen him perform lots of times with Gillan and as a solo performer today has meant a great deal to me.
THANK YOU BERNIE
The very lovely Gem Salliss and his Royal Dibship our patron, were out in force at the worst show on earth- Evil Blizzard album launch last Saturday at Oxford Street’s 100 club.
THANK YOU GUYS
We are proud to launch our first ever MEARFEST promotion video, created by the ever talented Duncan Binnie from the fantastic North East band MANDORA.
Who will be playing for us at Mearfest North 13th October at The Queen Vic South Shields.
Duncan has kindly pieced together a heart warming collection of photographs of Mearfest supporters wearing all the MOLLY SHIRT colours from over the last two years.
This film shows all the love and support we have received from so many people all over the world.
It has truly blown us away to see Mollys hand on so many t-shirts and also behind every band who has played for us live, she lives on in all of us.
We hope what we do raises awareness to the plight of stillbirth.
It can and does happen to anyone from any age or background.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Duncan.
We were given kind permission to use this song by a new band called Stuckfish, who will also be playing our next Mearfest event.
Brian has been an avid fan of this band for a while now.
They are soon releasing their debut album STUCKFISH CALLING
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Philip Stuckey
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ORIGINAL VIDEO FOR THIS SONG. IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL.
WEAR OUR MOLLY SHIRT
Brian & Claire Mear pride themselves on putting on a good show. Photography is Claires passion, only the finest collection of images will be added here by the best photographers. We both hope you enjoy the show.