You Are Stronger Than You Think You Are.

This morning I found myself stretching into a longer Virabhadrasana II in response to my teacher lovingly telling me to lengthen myself across my mat. Once I settled back into the pose she said, "You are stronger than you think you are." I awoke wondering what freedom might greet me today. I spent a fun weekend…

Capture Your Grief – A Self Portrait.

Those of you who are friends with me on Facebook know I attempted to take part in the 'Capture Your Grief' project.  Capture Your Grief is an event hosted in the month of October which is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. There are 31 subjects, one for each day in the month of October. …

Growing Up with Dolls.

I recently found a company, Bears 4 Absent Babies, who make personalized bears for Mamas who have lost their babies.  My Sam Bear arrived about two weeks ago.  He is six pounds, one ounce and 19.5 inches long; just as my sweet Sam was.  I find myself cuddling him a little extra this morning. Last…

Holidays. Holi-daze.

As cooler temperatures are upon us, fall festivals approaching and the holidays around the corner I can't help but think of Sam.  My birthday is in two weeks and I know exactly what I was doing this time last year.  Ted took me on a get-away, mini-vacation for the weekend to Madison, Indiana where we…

MamaRoo & Energy.

It's funny what we spend our energy on when we're preparing for the arrival of a baby.  I spent all the extra minutes of my day making sure everything was just perfect for Sam when he arrived.  Ted likes to joke that I started "nesting" the moment I found out we were pregnant.  To a…

Happiness & Normalcy.

I haven't blogged in a couple of weeks.  Mostly because life has kept us busy and that's something to celebrate!  The last few weeks have felt magical.  We flew to Naples, Florida and stayed at Ted's parents house just the two of us.  I didn't realize how refreshing and rejuvenating the trip would be until…

Ours. His.

A lot of thoughts and emotions roll through your mind when you're laying in your hospital bed awaiting your c-section.  I was prepped for surgery the same night we went to the hospital and received the news Sam was still.  The next morning, awaiting his birth, I remember being anxious for all of the unknowns. …