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Hey there, lovely people, I hope you are all spending your day in a gentle and good way. I'm struggling at the moment as we lost our very loved cat. She got ill very suddenly and we didn't have much time to say goodbye. Our cat was a lifesaver many times. She certainly helped hubby and me a lot after our loss by being there for us unconditionally. She saved us by showing us that love always finds a way through the dark times. So I will need some time to mourn her and remember her beautiful being. ❤❤ #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #miscarriagesurvivor #miscarriagesupport #mourning #inmourning #mycat #catsofinstagram #grief #missyou #missingyou #timeout #sad #sadness #pregnancyloss #babyloss #love #loveneverdies
This so accurately describes me right now. I have found running to be a really good way to work out the anxiety that builds up in my chest before it takes over and explodes, but my knees are screaming. I can't take more than ten strides without wincing in pain and having to stop, defeated. Bought new shoes, got a deep tissue massage, working on correcting my form, foam rolling, stretching, building muscle, essential oils, epsom salt baths... You name it. Now when I'm out on the trail, I can't just work out every frustration and pain surrounding my baby's death; rather, I have to think about this other petty bullsh*t like strength training, foot placement, stride, and trying not to ruin my body in the process. The very activity I was doing to help me physically release my pent-up anxiety and replenish my energy is starting to instead deplete me. It's hard to "stay strong," as they say, when everything that brings you the slightest comfort ends up becoming another source of anxiety. Nothing is safe from grief. It barges in, unannounced, and gets to work interrupting every aspect of your life.
For several years I've offered my infant loss prints alongside many other styles of prints in The Purple Pear. My memorial prints are now transitioning to a new website of their very own. It's been on my heart to give them a shop name that is more fitting and a beautiful website with a gentle, peaceful feel. We're working hard behind the scenes and the new site and name will be revealed next week.
I wanted to share a few of our leaving the hospital pics of our rainbow baby Greyson. These were so special to us because as I have shared before, we lost our daughter Olivia when I was 38 weeks pregnant in April 2016. Leaving the hospital without our daughter in tow was the most gut wrenching and tragic moment of my existence. I will never forget the solemn walk through that hospital exit. Everything seemed to be in slow motion and the noisy hustle and bustle of the hospital main floor was drowned out by my grief. My brain felt frozen in that moment and I felt like I was having an out of body experience where I was watching my world crumble around me. Needless to say this is why we decided to do these pictures. Even though this past year and half have been hard we are so lucky to have our rainbow. After every storm... #rainbowbabygreyson #rainbowbaby #greyskiesbringrainbows #greyskiesaregonnaclearup #pal #babyafterstillbirth #babyafterloss #lossmomma #pregnancyloss #baby #maternityphotography #babyloss #aftereverystorm #newborn #hopeafterloss #thereishope
{MISCARRIAGE} I'm here tonight to share it’s real, it’s normal, and it’s very common. It's ok. Never be ashamed of your grief journey. The bravest part of you is your willingness to feel your fear, your grief, your miscarriage(s). I’m am instantly reminded of this encouragement, "It's where we're going". Miscarriage is not a reminder of what you lack, rather where you are going. After 2 miscarriages and before I had our son Cru I use to grieve most when I saw pregnant woman. I would see them all the time. It was hardest seeing them when I was having a challenging day deep in the “poor me” or “why me” thoughts. I see pregnant woman everywhere, and just like before, I see them the most on the days I’m having a challenging day to stay positive and hopeful for our next child. But, Now! But Now, I see them as a sign of what is to come, rather than what I lack. You see, I choose to believe that God has placed all these beautiful pregnant bellies and large families right in front of me, all the time, as a sign of what is yet to come for our family; rather than what I lost and will never have (which is what the enemy wants you to believe). God knows I lost 3 children so he keeps putting children in clear view so I don't give up on Hope. God promises to restore what has been taken away. May I encourage you to look at other pregnancies as God placing you in position to celebrate them, just as they will be celebrating you one day. May I encourage you to be willing to choose Love over fear. I am willing. Are you ?! ❌⭕️ Mommamazoo #pregnancyandinfantlossawareness #pregnancyandinfantloss #miscarriage #miscarriageawarness #babyloss #babylossawareness #miscarriagesurvivor #mommamazoo #mommamazoostrong #iamwilling #slowandsteadywinstherace #onedayatatime
Today marks 2 weeks since I got the terrible news that I miscarried our first baby. Had my two week checkup today and everything looked pretty normal. Have to wait until I have a full cycle again before we can start trying. Hoping it comes soon. Day by day things are getting better. I still cry randomly and feel like I've been hit by a truck every time I see a pregnant woman or see people's announcements on social media. But hey, we survived and hope for a happy announcement of our own one day soon.
Today marks 2 weeks since I got the terrible news that I miscarried our first baby. Had my two week checkup today and everything looked pretty normal. Have to wait until I have a full cycle again before we can start trying. Hoping it comes soon. Day by day things are getting better. I still cry randomly and feel like I've been hit by a truck every time I see a pregnant woman or see people's announcements on social media. But hey, we survived and hope for a happy announcement of our own one day soon.
Today marks 2 weeks since I got the terrible news that I miscarried our first baby. Had my two week checkup today and everything looked pretty normal. Have to wait until I have a full cycle again before we can start trying. Hoping it comes soon. Day by day things are getting better. I still cry randomly and feel like I've been hit by a truck every time I see a pregnant woman or see people's announcements on social media. But hey, we survived and hope for a happy announcement of our own one day soon.
This is a beautiful event that I have participated in and or attended since my son Noah Rashad was born still #stillbornstillloved in 2014. Parents bring their children, friends, and other family members with them. Everyone has on shirts or pins that represent their angel babies. There are arts and crafts for the family to enjoy. You get to mix and mingle with people who get it and who won't judge. Near the end of the event, the babies names are called out one by one. After that, each family gets to release a butterfly. (You have to sign up for butterflies and the name ceremony) Last year there were almost 400 people so trust me you won't be alone 😉 Please share and if you have any questions do not hesitate to message me. #babyloss #pregnancyloss #infantloss #stillbirth #stillborn #SIDS #miscarriage #neonatalloss #perinatalloss #loveoutloud #breakthesilence #jacksonville #florida
A little over 5 years ago we stood here just you and me. Then got pregnant with Lennon and came back. Then came back without Lennon after we lost him. Then we had Layla and now we have Lola. Our journey has not been easy but baby I wouldn't change a thing!
22 years on and it still feels likes yesterday #babyloss #stillborn #alwaysinmyheart #heartbroken
Final Read of Part I! Needing LOT'S more prayers to help me get through this Part I final read. So many tears falling. I often have to breathe and pause reading this with my husband holding my hand 💙 #memoir . . Thank you so much everyone for you endless love, messages and support! . . I love and miss you so much my son. Joseph Michael 11-12-13 It's all for you sweet boy . . #justbe #angelson #stillborn #faith #bornstillbutstillborn #grief #loss #hope #hopeafterloss #grievingmother #love #lovewins #bereavedmother #babyloss #babyinmyheart #givemestrength #shareyourstory #spreadhope #healing #awakening #pregnancyloss #newbook #october15
Part of my work in counselling is with a parent of children and infant loss, and separately outside of counselling supporting other mums and dads in many different ways. One way is the Facebook page which I have posted in the comments here, which supports daddies and mummies. I have been contacted through that page and other ways, by hurting parents from different parts of the world. I also support and help fellow dads in various support groups. As I have personal understanding in this area it is my passion to help other families in this most devastating of times. I have recently completed further accredited training in this area, as you can see from this picture. It is with The Foundation Of Infant Loss. This organisation works with hospitals and charities all over the UK, and helps to alleviate some of the extreme pain that a parent goes through at this time. My personal opinion, is that support in such a devastating and confusing time, in counselling, needs to be by someone who has personal understanding of infant loss. Understanding in this area only comes from a harrowing personal experience. If you know anyone who could benefit from counselling with me, please point them towards me. I also have extensive experience with fertility treatment, and the pressure this puts on families, especially if they have lost a child previously. I am passionate about helping mummies and daddies, in this area. Daddies can be forgotten about during painful times for mommy. If you know a dad that is struggling at this time, please ask him how he is also. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Stephen 🙏☝️👼 www.inspiredcounsellingservices.co.uk/inner-sanctum
Thinking of this pretty girl, Mia Crystal Travers. She is incredibly loved and I know she’s flying amongst the most beautiful butterflies. Lots of love to Mia and her family.
Wow!! So honoured to be a part of this amazing event to raise money for such an amazing cause in memory of one very loved little Leo. Head over to @thelegacyofleo For more details 🖤 #Repost @thelegacyofleo ( @get_repost) ・・・ 🌟ADVANCED AUCTION PREVIEW 🌟 #LeoForTommysAuction . Amazing! We have over 40 prizes on offer, over four nights! Please, please share with your friends and remember to check back every night for more prizes (and to make sure you haven’t been outbid!) once the auction opens. . Swipe for more pictures or pop over to our preview event on Facebook later tonight to see more details on what's on offer. . The plan is as follows… . Sunday, October 1st - 8pm - FINAL PREVIEW . Monday, October 2nd - from 8pm - Jewellery, Clothes, Pins and more. . Tuesday, October 3rd - from 8pm - Cards, Gifts, Prints and more. . Wednesday, October 4th - from 8pm - Home Interiors . Thursday, October 5th - from 8pm - Baby & Remembrance . Sunday, October 8th Midnight - AUCTION ENDS on all lots. . Please bid generously - all money is going to @tommys_thebabycharity for our #LeoForTommys fundraising. Thank you to all the shops and people who have donated 🙌🏼 I can't tag you all in the pictures, so will include more in my stories shortly. . **I'm still happy to accept donations, just drop me a DM** . RULES . Open to the UK only. Please comment to place your bid. Bidding starts on Monday 2nd October, 8pm on Instagram. First bid must match or exceed the starting bid. Bids to be made in £ increments. The auction ends for all posts at Midnight on Sunday 8th October. Highest bidders will be contacted within 48 hours after the auction ends to arrange payment and delivery. Please make your payments within 48 hours otherwise it will be passed to the next highest bidder. . All proceeds to go to Tommys, the Baby Charity in memory of our son, Leo Phoenix and money to be paid direct to our fundraising pages, which will be sent upon winning. . Thank you for taking part, and please, please share! . @tommys_thebabycharity #charity #charityauction #instaauction #instashops #etsyshops #fundraising #babyloss #stillbirth #miscarriage #homeinspo #gifts #motheringthroughinstagram #shopsofi