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"On this day" should be changed to "More depressing sh*t"

I belong to a few widow(er) facebook groups and it comes up periodically that the “On This Day” feature on facebook is a minefield full of triggers.   408 more words

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I have tried to be honest about my grief through this whole process.  I usually do that in the form of blog posts such as this one.   1,203 more words

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The Easter that should have been

We spent last Easter together in the ICU.  You were not able to communicate but I sat with you.  Our daughter spent the day with my parents.   386 more words

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Tears in Heaven, ice cream, and Sleepless in Seattle

A few weeks ago I went to brunch with a few friends.  The food was delicious and we had a great time.  There was lots of laughter and stories and a few mimosas. 926 more words

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I have started my mommy blogging a little late in the game-my little one is 16 months old- but as the overused saying goes: better late than never. 845 more words


Week 9: Maternity Leave, In Pictures

12:50 a.m.

Bottle # 1

I don’t usually do this feeding, but Doug is too tired tonight. So I do it.

4:30 a.m.


Now, that Henry is waking up at 6 or 6:30, I’ve been getting up at 4:00 or 4:30, just to ensure that I have a whole hour of alone time to exercise. 1,146 more words


Maybe I should just be over it by now

It’s been over seven months since Bryon had passed and over a year since he was in the ICU.  I can tell that there are some people who can’t figure out why I am still grieving.   1,170 more words

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