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This is a story I have put off writing for an entire year now because it’s incredibly painful. It hurts. It makes me so sad. I have so many emotions and feelings still deeply tied to this experience. Even with therapy, even with time, even with Lochlan. It is still so painful. On August 3rd, […]

Infertility, Miscarriage, Motherhood, Pregnancy

August 26, 2021

I Had A Miscarriage

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It was the summer of 2014. One year after our IVF success/failure. We made 8 babies and lost 8 babies over Father’s Day weekend in┬áthe summer of 2013. It was the single worst experience, the most suffering, and the hardest thing I had ever walked through. Months of counseling, a summer sermon series on Habukkuk, […]

Infertility, Miss Mabel

October 30, 2018


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I originally shared this on my Facebook page, but wanted to make sure that this ended up on the blog as well. I’m sure you have probably noticed by now that October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month. I hadn’t planned on sharing anything or weighing in on it this year because here I […]


October 19, 2017

October Loss Awareness

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Holy cow. Simply put, I just can not believe that I am getting to write a post like this again. I’ve known for weeks and I’m still in shock. Just absolute shock. I mean, we tried. And I got pregnant. That just doesn’t happen for us! Except that it did. So, let me back this […]

Infertility, Motherhood, Pregnancy

February 20, 2017


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It’s funny, because this time last year, I tried to sit down and write this post. A post just for Mabel that fleshed out all of my heart and emotions surrounding my pregnancy and her (at the time, upcoming) birth. I had edited pictures and thought through what I wanted to say…and then a certain […]

Infertility, Miss Mabel, Pregnancy

May 16, 2016

For Mabel

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It has been a little over a year since I wrote and published my “When A No Becomes A Yes” pregnancy announcement. Which is just crazy to me to think about. Talk about a year that went by incredibly fast. But, even more than the speed with which it passed, is the shock that this […]

Infertility, Pregnancy

October 14, 2015

One Year Later

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On Saturday, I was just going about my day doing various projects and things around the house when I got an email on my phone letting me know that I had a new comment on the “About” section of my blog. Curious as to what it said I opened it up to check it out! She […]

Infertility, Miss Mabel, Pregnancy

January 20, 2015

The Comment That Made Me Cry

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