Last fall, a blog post written by a grieving mother was shared in the loss community. I haven’t looked at it since it was first shared, so I can’t quote it directly. Basically, it was about sharing pregnancy and birth announcements in pregnancy and infant loss support groups, and how hurtful those announcements can be.… Continue reading Saying My Piece
Tomorrow at 9:11pm, I will officially be 34 years old. When I was a teenager, 34 seemed so ancient. It probably seemed ancient when I was in my mid-twenties, too. Thirty-four is still pretty young (I think!), but some days, I feel old. I aged a lot in the year following Elliot’s stillbirth. I was… Continue reading Thirty-Three
I’ve tried to write a new blog post at least a dozen times since my last update. I’ve thought about writing every day since then, but I’ve struggled to find my words. I went into the city today for the second time since Brynn’s arrival. The first time was emotional. I felt like I didn’t… Continue reading I’m Ready
I am beyond happy and relieved to share that Brynn Josephine arrived safely in our arms via cesarean section on November 29th at 8:16am. She was 6lbs 9oz and 19 inches. Brynn is now 12 days old, and I can’t believe how fast the time is passing already. She’s brought us so much joy and… Continue reading She’s Here
I honestly can’t believe I’m about to type the following words. Our induction is set for just after 37 weeks. That’s the end of this month/very beginning of next month. I’m full of so many emotions right now. I know Ben is too, but he’s doing a great job of keeping me grounded and sane.… Continue reading Our Final Stretch
Relationships I haven’t been participating in this project much lately. I hope to finish out the month strong, though. We’ll see… Today’s subject is relationships. I’ve actually been thinking a lot about my relationship with Ben and how it has changed since we lost Elliot. This topic seems like perfect timing for us, especially as we go into… Continue reading Capture Your Grief – Day 21
***Trigger warning – current pregnancy discussed.*** How are you doing…really? This is such a loaded question for any grieving parent, especially a mama pregnant after loss. I had just met with my high risk specialist and was trying to process everything we had talked about when E, my perinatal counselor/unofficial PAL advocate and support person,… Continue reading How are you doing…really?