October is almost over, but it's never too late to bring awareness to pregnancy & infant loss. It's a topic dear to my heart not only because I have angel babies, but because there are countless amounts of people who have also endured the same pain. I think of my babies always - I wonder what they would look like, what we would have named them, what their personalities would be like, & what type of sibling they would be to Colton. You see when they went to heaven, a piece of my heart went with them that I'll never have back. However it warms my heart to think they have a piece of me up there with them.
I read a blog this morning, which gave a great outlook as to why there is an entire month dedicated to the topic. I cried reading her story. No matter what type of loss you've endured, the loss is great. Worth the read:
Each and every day in communities across America, expectant moms will feel their baby's first kick, parents will listen to their newborn's first cry, and families will celebrate the birthday of a healthy baby.
Also each and every day approximately 13 babies will be lost to SIDS and other sudden unexpected infant deaths, more then 70 new parents will have listened sadly their stillborn baby's silence, and countless lives will be lost to miscarriage.
I never thought that I would experience miscarriage, let alone suffer from infertility. However, I know that I'm not alone - my journey is similar to so many other's across the country and all over the world. It's a topic that most don't talk about because they're so scared, frightened, or even embarrassed about. Please just do this one thing for me, if you've experienced any of this loss yourself, please reflect on your feelings and remember your baby(s). Every 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage....I am 1 in 4. If you're reading this and haven't experienced any of this, please do this one thing for me and educate yourself on the topic.
Me In A Nutshell
My name is Kristina and I'm 37. Originally I'm a Southern CA girl, and I'm now living in the "burbs" of Chicago. I love my son, my husband, my family, my fur babies, and my wonderful friends. I love wine, love to relax, love to have a good time, I'm a little adventurous, love to people watch, and I'm always down for a last minute road trip to virtually anywhere. I'm obsessed with the smell of racing fuel...weird I know - and fresh cut grass! I love to be home, but hate to sit at the house. If I'm excited I get pretty random - sometimes I talk about multiple subjects at once - I'll admit it's probably hard to keep up. My husband and I battled infertility for 5 years before having a successful pregnancy - our son Colton Charles was born September 30th, 2016, Although we have had success with the birth of Colton, our battle still continues with infertility. I've learned it's a wonderful & beautiful thing to share with others the journey that we've walked in the world of infertility. Welcome to our story.