I’m getting really honest in today’s episode about what pregnancy after loss has been like for me and sharing a few practical ideas for how to fight through the difficulties and challenges a loss mama might face in this season. If you love someone who has experienced the loss of a baby and is either trying to conceive or is pregnant again, I think this episode will help shed some light on what she is feeling and experiencing and in turn help you to understand a little better what she is going through.
At the time of this recording I am nearly 34 weeks pregnant. The past 30+ weeks have held high highs that have been incredibly sweet and joy-filled, moments I will treasure forever, but I would by lying if I didn’t tell you that the majority of these past 30+ weeks have held incredibly low lows.
In this episode I share a few practical physical, mental and spiritual tips for fighting those low lows.
This episode likely did not answer all your questions about pregnancy after loss but I pray that it gave you an honest picture of a girl trying to fight for faith amidst a war of uncertainty and fear. I pray it encourages you that you are not alone in this and that you are reminded of a God who will one day restore and redeem all that has been broken. You are so loved friend and I am praying for you today.
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Episode 52 This week we celebrated my son’s birthday. He would have been turning 11 years old. Celebrating the birthday of a baby who has died is incredibly hard. And over the years it has often felt impossible. Like I might just be crushed under the weight of that reality. In this week’s episode I’m […]
This past week we celebrated my son Aaden’s 10th birthday. Knowing exactly how difficult it can be to navigate a birthday after a baby has died I thought it would be helpful to share a few specific ideas about how to do so. Listen in to this week’s podcast episode as I share 12 specific […]
Celebrating a birthday of a baby who has died can be as painful and as awkward as it sounds. The days leading up to my son’s first birthday were filled with dread and overwhelming sadness. I missed him desperately and wanted nothing more than to be planning a 1st birthday party, full of cupcakes […]
Dear Aaden, Today you would be 9 years old. In the place of 9 years of memories with you, I have just longing. Longing to know what kind of little boy you would be, what you would have wanted for your birthday dinner, what your favorite kind of ice cream would be, whether you would […]
In the early hours of November 15, 2008, while I lay peacefully sleeping my life changed forever. My healthy, beautiful baby boy had died in his sleep. I found him lifeless and amidst screams of terror and a 911 call and pleas for help to come quickly and CPR attempts, I knew he was gone. An ambulance ride […]
The days leading up to my son’s birthday are the hardest of the entire year. And 8 years later the difficulty of those days has not lessened. In fact, this year was the hardest and I found myself weeping tears I didn’t know I still had to weep. Longing for what has been lost. Honestly, […]
One of the hardest things about losing a baby is the ever present fear that this precious life you loved will be forgotten. Forgotten by family. Forgotten by friends. Forgotten by you. Forgotten by the world they only briefly lived in. As a mama 8 years removed from losing my son, forgetting him will never […]