• 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,…

  • 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…

  • Charlotte’s Birth Story & First Days {Part 3}

    January 5, 2016

    Part 1 Part 2 After Charlotte was born, she was placed immediately on me. The cord clamping, first bath, and eye drops were delayed like we’d wanted, and for a few minutes I just held her and cried – in relief for her, and as memories of Preston, Julian, and Kaden laying in that exact spot on…

  • Perfection {Video}

    August 26, 2015

    I have no words for this. I just saw it yesterday for the first time – Ashley from Ounces of Hope (some of you will remember her from her old blog Ruby Family/Nolan’s Story) took these. Her son Nolan passed away in 2009 after 3 days of fighting for his life. She flew out just…

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