Tag Archives: #baby

It is 2015, right?

It is 2015, right? I ask this because, in the world of trying to conceive (TTC) and pregnancy, I have read a LOT of books and websites since we started trying to have a baby three (wow, three) years ago. … Continue reading

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A poem upon the death of a baby

The lovely Robyna May of “Chasing His Sunshine” shared her son Xavier’s funeral service, and this poem in particular touched me. I reprint it here in memory of all the babies gone too soon. Do not judge a biography by … Continue reading

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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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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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In gratitude for good moderators

Since last June, I have been following a post on Glow in the Woods asking for success stories for pregnancies post-placental abruption. I keep hoping there will be a story like mine, and then a success (no luck yet). I’m hoping … Continue reading

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Walking through an art gallery with a sleeping newborn

Before I begin, let me say that I meant for the title to echo the Robert Frost’s poem “Walking through the woods on a snowy evening.” Thinking about doing just that  made me feel instantly calmer. Hence the title, which … Continue reading

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Hope is brave

For those of you babyloss mamas who are pregnant after loss or contemplating becoming pregnant after loss, take a minute to read this post over at Still Standing. You are so brave. You have so much love. You deserve the … Continue reading

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Ander day… and the day after

Ander day, as we ultimately decided to refer to Saturday (aka the one year anniversary of his last day, or the day we got to cuddle him for 36 hours straight), turned out to be rather perfect. We went for … Continue reading

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The last first

This is the last week. The last week of firsts, culminating in the very last first: the first anniversary of Ander’s death. Anderson died on Saturday, January 31st at approximately 10:30 p.m. We celebrated his birthday, but I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Birth and death

Today, I got an invitation to a baby’s first birthday party. The party is on the first anniversary of my son’s death. I can’t bring myself to go, and I plan to tell the mother why. The mother who sent … Continue reading

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