Eli River’s Birth Story

As the culmination of my Bump Day Blogs, this post first appeared on over on Pregnancy After Loss Support, here.  For quite some time, we had the 19th June scheduled for Eli's induction. It would place us at exactly 37 weeks, and felt like a safe time to plan it. Leo had died at 37 [...]

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To Breast or Not to Breast

I really want to discuss our feeding journey for Eli, but I feel like it's a topic that can sometimes becomes far too political, so I've really debated how to approach it. Ultimately however, we started this blog to share the realities of our journey after Leo's death, and it's become a place (almost a [...]

“But, they are going to look after you better this time, aren’t they?”

Today, marks us being 10 weeks pregnant. A milestone I didn't really place much weight on until we got here. It hadn't been one of our mini-goals, or even crossed my mind leading up to it. Yet now, at 10 weeks - double figures - it seems somewhat poignant, significant. The power of another digit [...]

One for Sorrow, Two for Joy

"One for sorrow, Two for joy, Three for a girl, Four for a boy, Five for silver, Six for gold, Seven for a secret never to be told" A few weeks ago, we started noticing Magpies. Sometimes one, often two, occasionally three, never four. They kept landing in front of the car, or appearing on [...]