All around the country today, there will be candles lit for babies lost. I became a part of this community in 2013. It's a community of compassion and welcome, though no member wishes anyone had to join it. Recently, I was sitting in the OB waiting room, waiting for an annual check up appointment. I… Continue reading Pregnancy and Infant Loss Rememberance Day
I did a series on my blog called Continuing the Conversation about Pregnancy and Infant Loss. As I would research articles online about recent conversations on this topic, I started noticing a trend. A lot of these posts online would start out with "We don't talk about (miscarriage, infertility, etc) very much." Even though 1… Continue reading Why Is This Still Happening?
Since I won't be around this year on the blog for Mother's Day, I wanted to share a few thoughts. This will be my second Mother's day with my son. Though, to be fair, last year was a blur because I was still hopped up on pain pills recovering from delivery. This past year has… Continue reading Mother’s Day 2019
I want to keep sharing other people’s stories or articles from around the internet this year, so here are three new posts to share. Couple shares their infertility struggles to encourage others trying to conceive Beautiful story of the Brattons who had waited ten years before they were able to have their son. And now… Continue reading Continuing the Conversation
I've shared music with you that has encouraged and supported me through various points in my life, especially the last five years. Lately, I've been obsessed with one artist in particular which probably should be no surprise, and that is Lauren Daigle. I know that she has newer music, but I keep coming back to… Continue reading An Uplifting Artist
I want to keep sharing other people’s stories or articles from around the internet this year, so here are three new posts to share. Families mourning pregnancy and infant loss hit with costly bills Something I don't see discussed as often is the actual financial cost of pregnancy loss. CBS news did a story on… Continue reading Continuing the Conversation
It felt like every week I was at the grocery store. I would pull into a cashier's lane, load my groceries on the conveyor belt, and pull my cart towards the end. One look at my precious boy's face, and I got all the coos and oohs and aahs. "What pretty eyes." "He's so sweet."… Continue reading When Are You Having Another?
I want to keep sharing other people’s stories or articles from around the internet this year, so here are three new posts to share. Women Are Demanding Miscarriages be Part of School's Sex Education Curriculum This is happening in Scotland after an outcry that a miscarriage depicted on a TV show wasn't realistic. And it… Continue reading Continuing the Conversation
Dear Daughter of Mine, This month you would have turned 4 if you were born on your due date. There are so many things I wonder about how you would have been at this point in your life. What would be your favorite color? Your favorite food? Would you have a best friend? Would you… Continue reading Dear Daughter
I want to keep sharing other people’s stories or articles from around the internet this year, so here are three new posts to share. ‘Why I kept quiet about my infertility for five years’ Kayleigh Evans and her husband had been trying to get pregnant for three years when she decided to record small video… Continue reading Continuing the Conversation