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Safe and sound (newborn mentioned)

Allison Reine arrived yesterday evening, August 27th, at 5:39 pm.  She weighed 7lbs4oz and is 21 inches long. There were a couple scary moments right at the end of delivery (including her being born with the cord around her neck twice!), but she is here safe and sound, healthy and beautiful. She doesn’t have red…


Rainbows are amazing things.  After the violence and trauma, gloom and darkness of a rainstorm, you get beautiful, vibrant color.  Rainbows bring hope that the world will be bright again, that the sun and warmth will return.  That’s why, in the loss community, we refer to children born after a loss as “rainbow babies.” Rainbow…

Shared Joy is Doubled

I have to wonder – is it completely wrong or completely right to choke up with tears multiple times during the day after someone else’s baby is born? I woke up to an email from my best friend Nat announcing that her second child had been born. I’ve cried both times I received word of…