Category: pregnancy

How to Treat your Grieving Friends After the Death of a Child

How to treat your grieving friends after the death of their child Losing a child is an experience that is indescribable and there really is no black and white description of how a person should and will mourn. We all react to situations differently….

The struggles of dealing with a small child after the death of a sibling

As we were driving home today, my five-year-old asked, “Who is going to blow out the candles on Gabriel’s birthday?” I just looked in the rear-view mirror, faked a smile, and said, “you are.” 

Dealing with a pregnancy announcement after losing your child

I am so very happy for you and your family, but please do not be offended if I need some space right now. Your child is an absolute blessing to this world and I hope to rejoice with you someday soon, but I need…

Our Trisomy 18 Journey: My Baby’s Funeral

“Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord?” The sounds of children’s voices echoed through the cathedral at my daughters’ school as my husband, dressed in black, carried our son Gabriel towards the altar. My two daughters and I, along with our family members…

Our Trisomy 18 Journey: The Amniocentesis

My husband and I called up my parents, as we always do in a crisis, and asked if they could come spend the night and take our daughters to school in the morning so we could get to the 7:30 a.m. amniocentesis. Again, it…

Our Trisomy 18 Journey: The Anatomy Ultrasound

May 8th was perhaps the hardest day of my life. After the phone call the night before, I asked my mom to come sit with me at the anatomy ultrasound. She was running behind because of traffic, and my heart was beating out of…

Our Trisomy 18 Journey: The Phone Call

It was around dinnertime and I was struggling to get food ready for the kids before the older one needed to head off to one of her activities. A typical evening in the life of a mom. The phone rang and it showed a…