Thank You

Thank you to the woman standing behind me in Hannaford.  Did you know how much your words were going to mean to me? Thank you for letting me duck out of line to go get cat food.  Did you know how much my little lady appreciated her evening meal? Thank you for saying I carried…

We’re Pregnant*

I feel like our pregnancy deserves an asterisk.  Or, maybe a footnote.  (We're partial to Chicago style in this house.  Controversial, I know.)  Any woman can tell you that pregnancy is one of the most anxiety-riddled experiences you'll ever encounter.  It's always hovering around a 10.  Well, this pregnancy goes up to 11. My doctors…

Now You Know: About Preeclampsia

Pregnancy is an overwhelming experience.  Every day presents a new celebration, a new worry, and new questions.  Expectant mothers are bombarded with all kinds of new information, but do they really know all that they can face during those 40 weeks?  One of my goals is to educate those around me about some of the…

Spread Some Kindness

I can only imagine what my daughter would have been like.  I can only imagine the person she would have become.  In my imagination her personality and appearance are fluid, they aren't staked in any permanence.  Some days I imagine her to be outgoing and petite, others days I imagine a lanky figure who finds…

Knowing The Helpful (And Hurtful) Things To Say When Someone Has Lost A Baby

A grieving parent can receive many things from people after the death of their child.  They may receive cards, casseroles, texts, gift cards, and flowers.  They may receive visitors at their door or phone calls from loved ones far away.   I was the recipient of all these things when my own daughter died, but…