Monthly Archives: April 2015

The funeral home

My coworker’s mother died. This is tragic for anyone, but this particular coworker was a great support to me after Ander died, and has spent the last year herself battling cancer. It is a given that I will be attending … Continue reading

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Ashes and teddy bears

A FB post on the Washington, DC area Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network page led me to this prompt: “A conversation about acceptance has led me to post this for you to fill in: “I have my child’s body/ashes __________, … Continue reading

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He should be one (sort of)

Yesterday, on FB, a friend posted a picture from her son’s first birthday. I had forgotten that A and I were initially pregnant at the same time. She was due on May 1. I was due on April 24. She … Continue reading

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Give it a try

I saw this quote today on Twitter and it really just spoke to my heart. This Friday is the two-year anniversary of Anderson’s original due date. What’s in a due date, really, when your child  has a birth date? Every … Continue reading

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“Men Have Miscarriages, Too”

There are many articles on coping with grief after the loss of a baby. These are usually targeted at the mother, as are support groups both online and in person. But there are now fairly ample resources for men and … Continue reading

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Bad omens

As I mentioned a few days ago, I associate seeing robins with my son coming to say hello. So what does it mean that on my walk yesterday, I saw a dead robin on the side of the road? It … Continue reading

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So many babies

Over on Autostraddle the other day I was reading a new series about a same-sex couple starting their family (she was 18 weeks pregnant when she wrote the first post; I would imagine she’s now closer to 22). It was … Continue reading

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