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[5.22.17] "We were going to have a baby, but we had an angel instead." Maely's gravestone was installed last week and I love it ❀️ The cemetery where she's buried is right across the street from our home, so everytime we take a walk, we stop by real quick. She may not grow up with Trevor, but he'll grow up hearing about her all his life! Lovey two Littles with all my heart and miss her like crazy! #maelymonday #siblings #infantloss #infantlossawareness #angelbaby #downsyndrome #downsyndromeawareness #shouttheirworth #foreverwithtrevor #miraclemaely

Well I've been trying to upload a belly wriggle now for ages and insta / no wifi is not playing ball... so here's a still of my #27weekspregnant bump πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
I can't believe the weekend is over I have not stopped the whole time. Bath and bedtime for me... goodnight πŸ€°πŸΌβ„οΈπŸ˜Έ
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#6monthspregnant #bump #pregnancyblogger #lifeafterloss #infantloss #babyloss #pregnancyafterloss #dueinaugust #dueaugust2017 #teamyellow #babyoppy #rainbowbaby

It was a little rainy so we tucked him into a tree for safe keeping until the sun comes back out. πŸ’™ Today we honored Afton and all the other babies, children, and teenagers who we've had to say goodbye to too soon. Cannot say enough good things about @childrensmn for organizing such a thoughtful service and caring for families so well, both medically and emotionally. I was a hot weepy mess all morning, but it felt really right. If it matters, let it matter.
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#foreverAfton #childrenshospital #butterfly #butterflyrelease #lifeafterloss #healingjourney #healing #mamagrief #childloss #infantloss

"I know this sounds crazy, but this is one of my favorite pictures of me being a mother. Everly's time was so short. I use to look at this photo and just see pain. But with time I see love. This was one of the hardest moments of my life yet I had this overcoming feeling of love mixed in with grief and loss. When I knew my time was limited with my daughter I had to fit in years and years worth of love. I feel that in this photo. It's one of my strongest mommy moments. Saying goodbye." ~ @cbrink47 ✨ #motherhood #infantloss #grief #empoweredbirthproject

Last week all of my siblings and their cute little families got together. With one sister who lives out of town it's a rare occurrence to have all of us together. My mom was looking forward to a family picture with everyone for Mother's Day. She commented how she wished Alice and Margot could be in the picture too. Right before we took the picture I ran in and grabbed the pictures she has hanging in a special place commemorating her angel granddaughters. If you look closely you'll see Dallas and I have the framed image of Alice in our hands and Natalie and Kevin are holding the picture of their cute Margot. (Their second daughter, Norah is sitting with her grandma.) I'm so grateful my family loves and honors our cute angel babies. It is so comforting to know no matter what, they play an important role in our family. It embodies ohana, nobody gets left behind or forgotten. #untilheaven #family #love #mothersday

Our first shots are complete! They were not nearly as bad as I thought I would be. And with having to mix the HCG for our IUIs, I'm a pro at getting them ready and my hubby is a pro at administering them. Only about 9 more days to go! #reeceandaddison #mamagrief #infantloss #twinloss #ttcafterloss

My sweet husband sent me flowers today for Mother's Day and he had the florist write from your 2 sons and 2 daughters on the card. Sometimes it's the smallest things that can knock the wind out of you. Mother's Day will always be complicated for me now.
To all the bereaved moms, women who have experienced miscarriage, or those struggling with infertility, I know Mother's Day can be painful for you as you think about the children that should be surrounding you and aren't. I will be thinking about you and praying for your heart this weekend. πŸ’—
#ailajane

We love seeing new ways women show off their rainbows. 🌈 // πŸ“· by @ute_christin_photography

So I've seen this about a million times in my newsfeed and I wasn't going to post one for obvious reasons, but then I thought "You know what? Why shouldn't I? I'm still a mom. I should be able to celebrate my baby just like everyone else". So it may look a little different than everyone else's but I'll jump on the bandwagon too:
In honor of Mother's Day, post a picture of -What you looked like pregnant
-What your child looked like at birth -What your child looks like now
#bereavedmomsarestillmoms #babyloss #niculoss #infantloss #infantlossawareness

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Today is Blair's Due Date ❀
He's flying with the angels πŸ˜‡ and dancing with the stars ✨
Here are some beautiful words from his Mum Jess: "πŸ’š On your due date πŸ’›

Although we got to meet you way too early, today should have been the day you arrived safely in our arms. We were blessed to be given 75 incredible days with you, holding your hand, smothering you in kisses, cuddling with you and watching the beautiful boy you were turning in to. You have given us the gift of immeasurable strength and hope. You taught us patience and the determination to keep fighting despite all the odds.
Nothing can fill this void and heartache we feel now that you're gone but we will never forget the time we were given with you. We will miss you every single day of our lives, but you'll forever be our little Blair Bear. .
"We try to keep busy with things that we always do, but every time we stop and pause we always think of you.
Remembering you is easy, we do it every day,
But missing you is a heartache that will never go away.
A million times we've needed you, a million times we've cried,
If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died.
We'll hold you tightly in our hearts and there you will remain,
Forever our baby boy...until the joyous time we get to meet with you again". " 🐻
#miraclemumma
@jayjay86xx

I re-worked my weighted Carson doll to have legs, and added little knee and elbow joints. To feel his weight on my chest again is indescribable.
The weighted preemie dolls are still for sale on my Etsy. The link is in my description. #crochet #crochetforcarson #crochetdoll #weighteddoll #preemiedoll #inmemoryof #angelbaby #infantloss #infantlossawareness #niculoss #babyloss #haydencommaashley #etsy

Omg! So the coolest thing just happened. I'm watching Matilda, and I'm getting super sad because I just want my own little girl. And right when I started getting sad, my computer that I have in the corner which was completely off and black, suddenly turned on and there popped up my background which was a picture of Lexi!! It turned on as if someone had touched the keyboard as it's the only way to turn the screen on. My baby girl was letting me know she was with me and not to be sad because I really DO have my own little girl πŸ’•πŸ’œπŸ’• #signsfromheaven #angelbaby #angelmom #matilda #sad #missmybaby #neonataldeath #infantloss #angelsarenear #socool #angel

About to go hike Mt Vesuvius πŸ’ͺ🏻 Thank God we brought our shakes and blender bottles so we can fill in the nutritional gaps we are DEFINITELY having on this cruise πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚ 5 salads in one shake? Yes please! πŸ™ŒπŸ»

#Booklovers this one is for youβ€οΈπŸ“š #quote www.ExpectingSunshine.com

What sucks about losing a baby is that the pain doesn't go away, no matter how bad you want it to. And the hardest part is watching everyone else around you who is pregnant get to continue with their pregnancies while you're sitting there empty wondering why in the hell God took your baby. Thankfully, I have bar prep to distract my mind, but my heart is broken worse than it's ever been in my life. #missingyou #miscarriage #infantloss #angelbaby #miscarriageawareness #survival #grief #brokenheart #whyme #notfair

More than 300,000 women die each year from pregnancy and childbirth complications, while 5.9 million children die each year before their 5th birthday. Every day, we work to improve maternal, newborn, infant and child health and survival in developing countries. Click on the link in our bio to learn more.

#motherdaughter #motherhood #pregnancy #birth #breastfeeding #mummy #savethechildren #savechildrenaus #humanitarian #children #kids #SaveTheChildren #nochildborntodie #savekids #instagood #dogood #infantloss #stillborn #callthemidwife #birthstory #charity #giveback #charityblogger #instamums #helpmum #medical @megankgale #nochildborntodie

Only a few more days till we can lay him down to rest. Please support #preemie #preemiebaby #preemies #preemiesupportandawareness #sip #gonetoosoon #infantloss

Spent most of the weekend like this. Cruising down back roads with my Love. Trying to leave some of our worries behind us. #findinghappiness #findingmysmile #k1600gt #motorcycle #bmwmotorcycle #healing #lovemyhusband #infantloss #grievingmother #garrinthomasflick #neverforgetgarrin #infantlosssupport

Ashley took Lily along with her family on vacation this past weekend to Panama City Beach, Florida. πŸ˜Œβ€οΈπŸŒŠβ˜€οΈπŸšπŸ³πŸ¬πŸŸπŸ πŸ’ #LilyKatsNameintheSand #LilyKatherineAllenBall

Pregnancy/Infant Loss Ribbon for sale at paracordcharities.etsy.com #handmadewithlove #pregnancyloss #infantloss #awarenessribbon #paracord #paracord550 #paracordgear

When does grief stop?
Thank you so much to Rebekah Mitchell, the MEND Founder and President for her wisdom and perspective.
#MEND #MommiesEnduringNeonatalDeath #miscarriage #stillbirth #infantloss #PregnancyandInfantLoss #MENDMom #SupportGroup #Bible #grief #joycomesinthemorning #mourning #RebekahMitchell

I have been reading this amazing book called Simple Abundance every morning. It has these really digestable page or two daily essays, that are focused around women and self care and gratitude. Some mornings it is just exactly what I need and a few weeks ago, there was a message so powerful to me that I wrote down and have read it nearly everyday every since. {Link to full post in bio ✨} #simpleabundance #affirmations #mindfulmonday

It has occurred to me that healing is not something that happens and is done. It's not a destination you arrive to and that's it, the trip is over. A smile in a picture or a laugh through your day doesn't mean you're healed.

Healing is a process, a process of stages...much like grief, and at times includes grief as one of the stages.
People see you suffering via social media, in person...which ever it might be. Then moments later, your suffering was a fleeting moment in their day. But not for you, you keep suffering...keep working through your stages of healing.

I felt like I was fine, I'm strong...this too shall pass, yada yada. Then 6 weeks later I meet my newest nephew, and I could hardly hold him. My heart hurt, my womb hurt...I couldn't "betray" my loss by holding another baby even tho I loved him. I healed a little more and got "better". Over the last 6 months, I've struggled with hormone imbalance...basically since the miscarriage I haven't been right. Every day I'm in pain is a reminder of my loss. But I heal a little more each day.

Yesterday was my due date. We spent the day hosting a cookout for our gym family. The date is another reminder. This weekend my sister comes home to visit. The last time she came home, we announced our pregnancy...just to have to make those phone calls of the loss weeks later.
The point is, you don't just heal and BOOM you're healed. Healing is a process, one that never ends...you just evolve around what burdens you. That hurt, that demon...it scabs over and you build on top of it.
Don't ever let anyone tell you how long you get to heal...because some wounds never will.
#healing #serhumano #loss #strongerthanyesterday #onedayatatime #infantloss #miscarriage #awareness #guera #inmyfeelings #inmyowntime #digitaldiary

It rained all day. I ran out of ideas on how to entertain my kids by 10am. So, naturally, we put our boots on, jumped in muddy puddles, I recorded it, added some tunes and voila! Genius mom movie made. (I can't handle the thunder loving chubby baby legs Harper still has going on with those polka dot pants. Killing in πŸ’…) ____________________
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#mom #parenthood #rainydays #parenting #family #adulting #mom #momlife #mayhem #motherhood #mayhemtomotherhoodblog #infantloss #grief #love #life #humor @theellenshow

My husband showed me this article last year and I loved it so much I decided to incorporate it into the theme for our retreat. The article talks about how whales grieve when they experience infant loss. It says that they sometimes carry their baby around for up to a week, while members of their family circle around them to offer consolation, protection and support. When I started our women's group I wasn't exactly sure what I was doing. Two years later and I'm still figuring things out, but one thing I know for sure is that women need to be supported. We need to come together to protect, to heal and to help each other. The retreat is a safe place for women to talk, to remember their babies and to help others feel safe in doing the same. We have all been in the middle of the circle and we can also be a part of the circle; to offer our protection and support for one another. I love the women in this group and I'm so grateful for all the love we get to give and receive.

The wait... though long, the tears ...though many, and the longing...though strong always finds itself over shadowed and overpowered by the miracle. Keep hoping, believing and trusting.
Romans 8:28 ....
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#momsofangels #oneinfour #angelparents #stillbirth #miscarriageawareness #miscarriage #infantloss #stillborn #Christpeace #Christlove #seeyouinheaven #october15 #october15th #miscarriagesurvivor #miscarriagesupport #miscarriagequotes #miscarriagemomma #miscarriagemommy #iamamothertoanangel #iamamother #angelmommy #iamamotherofanangel #angelmom

May We All Heal | Sky
We can’t choose what the sky is going to look like tomorrow. Nor can we choose what emotions come to the surface. What we can do is own recognize and own whatever color sky is presented to us. We battle that sadness and protect ourselves. When it storms, we take cover. And when it it’s a light day, we can honor how far we’ve come in our journey.

We can make the sky ours.

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