I am very much a goal orientated, results-based person. Ask Mr. J, he will tell you always have a goal and make sure it happens no matter what. Like anyone, there have been times in my life where the odds were against me and I found a way. To date, trying to conceive has by far … Continue reading So Defeated
I find I am asking myself this question lately. Will I ever stop crying? My gut tells me no. I don't think there will ever be a time when someone asks me about Mia and I don't begin to tear up. The crazy thing is I am dying for you to ask about her and … Continue reading Will I ever stop crying?
We made it. 365 days around the sun. It has been 1 full year since Mia was born and both Mr. J and I are still here. I feel like this is a big milestone for myself in my grief and a day to celebrate. I survived a year and now I get my free … Continue reading A year full of triggers
From the moment you see those two little pink lines on the pregnancy test you begin planning. I knew what my due date was before I even called the doctor. January 13th, 2017; a winter baby. I envisioned at least a foot a snow on the ground when we brought our baby home. I dreamed … Continue reading Should be…
Recently Mr. J and I celebrated 3 years of marriage. Which don't get me wrong is an amazing accomplishment to celebrate but it is also a reminder for me that it has been 3 years since we have been trying to have a baby. Wait, let me back that up for a minute, we had … Continue reading Trying to conceive… again.
Mr. J and I are at the age where everyone around us is either getting married or having a baby. So naturally, I encounter baby announcements almost daily; or at least it feels like it. There's always a wave of emotion I experience when I learn that a new baby is on its way. I would … Continue reading Baby Announcements: How I really feel when you tell me you’re expecting
Mr. J and I had the opportunity to interview with WQOW about proposed legislation for tax breaks for families with stillborn babies. Click the link below to watch the interview. WQOW story New bill would create tax break for parents of stillborn children By Andrea Albers Posted: Mar 27, 2017 7:01 PM CDT Eau Claire … Continue reading WQOW Interview
When it comes to my pregnancy with Mia I feel like I literally planned for everything but losing her. Some things you just can't prepare for. Your body doesn't get the memo So as far as your body in concerned. You had a baby. Your body has no clue that that baby didn't survive labor. … Continue reading A few things I wasn’t prepared for…
After I was finished writing Mia's story Mr. J read it and asked me if I wanted to write more about grieving Mia. My response, "that's a whole other can of worms." Writing about the grief I am and have been experiencing since Mia was born feels overwhelming but necessary at the same time. I found writing … Continue reading Grieving Mia
Mia’s Pregnancy Mr. J and I found old we were pregnant Mother’s Day 2016. I laugh when I think about that day. For some reason, several people that day had texted me wishing me a Happy Mother’s Day. I politely responded thank you but told them I was not a mother (little did they know). … Continue reading Mia’s Story