• Kaden, ciHHV-6, and the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

    January 17, 2017

    For the last 3 years, I’ve worked with the HHV-6 Foundation, Kaden’s cardiologist, and doctors in Germany and India to figure out why ciHHV-6 caused Kaden’s heart to develop with cardiomyopathy. They took samples from me, Bella, the twins’ umbilical cords saved by the hospital, and Kaden’s organs from his autopsy. They went through hundreds of…

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  • Elephants 

    January 10, 2017

    I’ve always loved elephants. When Bella was tiny she called them “Mums” because that’s how she made their noise. So when I was pregnant with Kaden, I made his theme everything elephant. Blankets, bins, sheets, clothing – it was all little (mostly) gray elephants.  Now anytime I see them, I think of him.  Today Char…

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  • Surviving Postpartum with a Living Child after Loss

    January 4, 2017

    When Charlotte was about 4/5 days old I fell apart. Everything kicked in. Hormones. My milk came in. It all hurt. She stopped sleeping at night. All of postpartum compounded and on top of it all – she looked so much like Kaden. I only had him for exactly 3 weeks. So for that first month with her,…

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  • On Breastfeeding

    May 16, 2016

    I’m sitting in Charlotte’s nursery as I write this from my phone. We’re rocking and I’m nursing her. {snapchat: dianawrote} It’s different this time around, as is the case with so much. With Bella I really didn’t enjoy breastfeeding. It hurt. She wouldn’t take a bottle. I did it for 15 months and when she…

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