DFS: Week 27 Milestones and Anniversaries

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What To Do When She is Pregnant, and You Are Not

I hesitate to write this post because, full disclosure, I have people in my life who are pregnant right now, and I didn't want them to feel like I was singling them out or directing this post towards them in any way.  But, coincidentally, I've had a lot of conversations with friends who are in… Continue reading What To Do When She is Pregnant, and You Are Not

3 Ways To Survive the Holidays

We lost our first daughter the day before Thanksgiving two years ago.  After our loss, we went straight into the holidays.  I remember how difficult that first holiday was, trying to navigate through grief and the holiday season.  Just like every other holiday season, I wanted to create memories and honor traditions, but it didn't… Continue reading 3 Ways To Survive the Holidays

What The Holidays Are Like

The Christmas season (which starts with Thanksgiving in my opinion) is probably my favorite time of the year.  There are bright colors, happy songs, and presents.  And my love language is Gifts, so any holiday season that includes giving and receiving of gifts is top notch. But this is also a time of year that… Continue reading What The Holidays Are Like

Grief, Loss, and Thanksgiving (Part 4)

I've been sitting, looking at the blinking cursor in front of me for a little while.  I have so many words to say, and yet, none at all.  A year ago, I found out I was no longer pregnant. I went into the hospital and gave birth to my stillborn baby girl. I do want to take… Continue reading Grief, Loss, and Thanksgiving (Part 4)

The Grieving Process

One of the common responses I received from people in our life who have supported and loved us in this experience was “Grieve how you need to grieve.” I’m a pretty blunt person, so I didn’t think this would be a problem. However, it wasn’t the temptation to hide how I was feeling, it was… Continue reading The Grieving Process

Grief, Loss and Thanksgiving: Part Three

Part 3: Thanksgiving It’s been a week since I first got the diagnosis that I had lost our baby.  Despite the realities of our situation that I’ve experienced this week, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the silver lining blessings I’ve experienced as well.  I tend to describe my personality as an “annoying… Continue reading Grief, Loss and Thanksgiving: Part Three