And Then There Was One – Coping with Grief and Pregnancy After the Loss of a Twin

And Then There Was One – Coping with Grief and Pregnancy After the Loss of a Twin

I’ve never been good at grieving if that’s something a person can even be good at. But this was altogether different for me. I was feeling the pain of losing my child before I even got to meet her. I wasn’t mourning the loss of the many memories we made together – I was mourning […]

Losing Hope

Losing Hope

With the news that we were going to have twins, we started making preparations and adjusting the few plans we had already made. We learned from our doctor that the babies would be identical- they had separate amniotic sacs but shared a placenta – monozygotic twins. This was less common than fraternal twins (two sacs, two placentas) and also […]

First Trimester Feelings or “Wait a minute, is that a second head?”

After flying home, I never really got morning sickness again. My first trimester was smooth sailing. I found a doctor whom several of my mommy friends recommended, I called the clinic, and set up an appointment around the 3 month mark. And then I waited. Impatiently. In the mean time, I felt so good actually that I […]

“Ma’am, are you sure you’re ok to fly?” or “How I learned I was pregnant”

On December 12th, 2013, my daughter Madelyn was born. She was born 3 months early to the day. At 12.5 inches in length she weighed only 1lb 5oz. This is when her story began. For me, our story began about 5 months earlier when I first found out I was pregnant…. My husband and I were […]