Written by Rachel, proud parent of Jacob Hanging inside my bedroom closet next to my dresses, blazers and blouses, you will find one of my greatest treasures, a tiny baby tee shirt. It is pure white with baby blue trim around the collar. In the center there are two blue stars and the words, “Mommy’s Little Star”. … More Jacob's Story
I’m sure you’re wondering “What’s up with the super depressing pic?”. For starters, it resonated with me. But more importantly it’s relatable. Most of you have felt just.like.this. Why might that matter? Read on… I wrote this post after a recent meltdown, which went something like this: Me, sobbing in Everett’s nursery. Missing him. Angry that … More How to Relate
Our parents were thrilled they day we shared news of our pregnancy! After all, each of our five siblings had established families of their own. Furthermore, we had been married more than four years and were taking our sweet time to finish school, settle into a home and establish careers. And while we were comfortable … More Grandparents Grieve Too
Written by Emily & Tyler Plahanski, proud parents of Olivia Margaret On June 6th, 2017 after 30 hours of induced labor, my husband Tyler and I gave birth to our beautiful baby girl, Olivia Margaret, stillborn, at 30 weeks. Our story is likely not much different than yours as it relates to the feeling of loss, hopelessness, guilt … More A Letter to Liv
As I gazed down at my new morning cocktail of prenatals and preventative meds I thought grimly, “This sucks.” Since Everett passed away, we’ve gone through extensive testing and appointments in anticipation of trying for Baby #2 someday. As a result of this process it has come to light that I have something in my … More A Tough Pill to Swallow
Written by Joanna & Bill, proud parents of Vivienne Renee “This is the happiest story in the world with the saddest ending,” writes Elizabeth McCracken in her powerful memoir. That book is currently at the top of a pile of many other sad and depressing (but inspiring) books of pregnancy and infant loss that now … More Vivienne's Story
A former colleague of mine used to come in all bright-eyed with ideas and solutions she had thought of while getting ready for work that morning. Our team called these “shower moments”. Today I had a shower moment and felt compelled to share… This picture was taken on my 30th birthday and it depicts exactly … More A New "Me"