Category: FAMILY

October 15th, National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day

October 15th, National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day.

Today is National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day, and October is National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month.

My husband & I remember our angel baby Serenity Rose, gone in June 2008. We remember and honor all the precious babies gone too soon; those who have touched our hearts, blessed our lives, and changed us forever. Always loved, never forgotten.

We thank God for blessing us with The Boy, our rainbow baby, in July 2012.

This is good stuff. Having been there and heard many of these from people who meant well, I can say firsthand that when you don’t know what to say, don’t say anything – just share a hug and a prayer.

THIS.

Wrong: Don’t talk about him. It will make you sadder.

No. Actually, talking about him makes me happy and helps me work through feelings. I’m sorry if you are uncomfortable, but this is part of how I cope with my grief. I need to make sure that people remember him.

Wondering what you CAN (and SHOULD) say?

I’m sorry.
I wish this hadn’t happened.
How can I help?
What can I do for you?
I’m lighting a candle for you.
You’re in my thoughts.

A brief history of October 15th, National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day.

Official website of October 15th.

Twelve weeks old!

My sweet baby boy is 12 weeks old today! I can hardly believe it!

Just Monday he laughed out loud for what I believe was the first time. Now, he’s giggled before. But this was a full-out laugh. He was still sleeping, and initially I thought it was the beginning of a cry. But when I looked closer, he laughed again. And then he woke up slightly, and laughed again as I cuddled him. It was fantastic!

Four weeks ago today he smiled, socially. Granted, he’d been smiling since birth — not gas, but smiling to himself — but then he started smiling AT us, in response to us. He’d done it a few times before even four weeks ago today, but I wasn’t absolutely sure (and it was only a few days before). That date, four weeks ago today, was definite because I watched him smile and interact with his daddy.

And I CANNOT get enough of his smile. It’s addictive. His gummy little smile. His eyes lighting up. It’s fantastic!

I love my son. SO. VERY. MUCH.

So much more than I ever dreamed possible! He’s turned my world around, and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

I love being a mom.

Happy 12 weeks, Baby A! It’s been 12 of the most amazing weeks of my life thus far. I love you!