Carpe Diem

February 21, 1970.  Six weeks pregnant, I bleed out my baby on a mattress, on the floor of my little apartment in Birmingham, Alabama. October 9, 1980:  I drive through …continue

Elam and Zoey

The days leading up to and including July 26th, 2014 are days that will be with me for the rest of my life. In April we were surprised to find …continue

Ex Utero: A Postpartum Notebook

Ex Utero: A Postpartum Notebook by Cheryl Dumesnil Week One Miscarriage lays an odd kind of grief on the table. My body, once buzzing with hormones that announced an undeniable …continue

Awakening

So there I was. Sobbing in the shower. Asking God to please do “something”.  I was a typical twenty nine year old wife and mother of two with a million …continue

Always With Me

January 31, 2009 the day I will never forget. I was rushed to the ER, I was bleeding at 7 weeks pregnant. The ER physician told me I had a …continue

Because Angel Lived

Because Angel lived, a voice was born… Let me explain… It was my 34th birthday – and one I will never forget.  I was pregnant with our second child, and …continue

The Emotional Impact of Loss

In December 2005, I gave birth to a stillborn son. While in the hospital, I experienced a grief so profound and transcendent, it almost lifted me up, after which waves …continue

Miscarriage

I’ll start with sharing some of the stats that I’ve shared before, but just in case you missed it… They say the stats are one in four pregnancies end in …continue

Mother’s Day

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Calling in the Experts

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Finding Your Muchness FUNbook

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A Little Piece of Me

In 2010 my husband and I decided that we wanted to add to our little family, after months of trying with no luck, I began to notice that I was …continue

Pinches in My Heart

I gave birth to Noah at 33 years old after 8 years of marriage. A house, 2 cars, good jobs and a baby, what can be wrong in these people’s …continue

Reconceiving Emotions

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Not To Be

This was our first time trying to conceive. We found out late November that we were expecting a baby. I remember the excitement when I read the test. I remember …continue

Panic, Pain and Pride

I am blessed. Utterly and completely blessed. I have a husband who adores me and a beautiful daughter who fills our lives with love and joy each and every day. …continue

And Then There Was One

Regardless of what sense can be made of any event, how to deal with the emotional reality is a completely different challenge. I fell in love from the time I …continue