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?
Creative Heartwork Have you done anything special to memorialize your child? When Elliot was born, Ben and I immediately felt the need to memorialize her. We’ve done several things over the past 18 months that we hold very close to our hearts. We got memorial tattoos. This is mine. And Ben’s We planted a Cherokee… Continue reading Capture Your Grief – Day 11
…one day late. Beautiful Mysteries My beautiful daughter, you are my greatest mystery. I will always wonder who you would have been in this life. Someday, we will be together again. But to you, where you are, that day has already come. You are a happy 18-month-old toddler. You have beautiful, brown hair with hints… Continue reading Capture Your Grief – Day 8
Empathy Pregnancy and Infant Loss is a really tough subject. I didn’t realize how many families are affected by it until it happened to us. It makes people uncomfortable but that doesn’t mean it should be ignored, especially when it happens to a family member or friend. Sadly, babies die. It’s heartbreaking, but it’s true.… Continue reading Capture Your Grief – Day 6