The Emotions of the Positive Pregnancy Test After Loss: Pregnancy After Loss Support

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(Rest assured, I’m not pregnant.) We’re over at Pregnancy After Loss Support today, talking the lingering emotions attached to pregnancy tests.

Those two lines represent such an evolution of myself, and of Aaron and I as a couple. It’s a reminder of where we’ve been, and where we are. And of the struggles and triumphs along the way.”

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Finding Perspective: The Adoption Home Study (Pregnancy After Loss Support)

DifficultRoadsWe’re over at Pregnancy After Loss Support today, talking about the unforeseen benefits and advantages of completing an adoption home study.

Anyone can have a baby, and we have to fill out fire escape forms.”

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Pregnancy After Loss Support: Doing what’s Breast

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I’m over at Pregnancy After Loss Support today with some tips and thoughts on breastfeeding after pregnancy loss.

“I’m not going to lie to you. I am NOT a fan of breastfeeding. In fact, at several points along the way, I’ve downright hated it. And while there have been times where I didn’t mind it, I never loved it, or felt the bliss that most people talk about.”

You can check out the full post here. I’d love to hear your thoughts, and what tips you would add.

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Discovering New Traditions: Pregnancy After Loss Support

menorahI’m over at Pregnancy After Loss Support today talking about the mixed emotions that come with holidays when you’re parenting after loss. Here’s a snippet:

“Often times PAL feels like it needs to be an either/or endeavor where either you feel sadness, or if you do feel joy, there’s a side of guilt that comes along with it. But the truth of the matter is that these emotions can, and do, exist alongside one another. ”

You can check out the full post here. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Permission to Parent: Pregnancy After Loss Support

nowhining_croppedI’m over at Pregnancy After Loss Support today talking about the challenges of parenting after loss, and the battle between feeling grateful and getting frustrated. Here’s a snippet:

“Parenting after loss is an oxymoron of emotions, and some days it feels like I’m the one being the moron.”

You can check out the full post here. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Stories We Tell. 7 Came Before You: Pregnancy After Loss Support

heartsun_Mayur-Gala_croppedI’m over at Pregnancy After Loss Support today talking about the challenges of telling Baby Boy and Little Guy the story of their siblings who came before them. Here’s a snippet:

“Keeping these stories secret wouldn’t be fair to them, or their siblings. Part of it is simply the notion of talking about death to kids. But deeper than that, how do you talk about death, when you can’t share about their life?”

You can check out the full post here. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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