Showing posts from June, 2015

Daphne Anne: Ten Months

Weight: We haven't weighed her since her last appointment. I'm confident she's gaining weight, as we have been obeying the doctor's instructions to "push the calories". She may even be going through a growth spurt!
Height: Haven't measured her since her last appointment. 
Sleep: Daphne has been waking up around 9:00/9:30 am in the mornings - if she's gone to bed late she has slept in until 10:30! She typically goes down for a nap about two hours after she wakes up and sleeps for two hours. Then she wakes up (usually around 1:00/1:30) and then goes back down for a nap two hours later (around 3:00/3:30). Her afternoon nap usually lasts for about an hour - hour and a half. Then she goes down for bed between 7:00-7:30. Over the past few days Daphne has been having a difficult time sleeping and has been a bit moody (hello, tantrums). I think that's my cue to start waking her up a bit earlier!
Eating: Daphne nurses about every 4 hours; 3-4 times a day. We …

And If Not...

After finding out that I was pregnant in early May, I took comfort in the words of my doctor that it would be very unlikely for a woman my age to miscarry twice. I honestly wasn't anxious at all when we told close family and friends. It felt so good to be pregnant again and to have, what seemed like, rock-solid assurance that I would have a healthy pregnancy.

A couple weeks later I found myself walking the all too familiar road of miscarriage.

I found myself driving home from what should have been an exciting visit to see our baby for the first time, just weeping. Mourning the loss of a second baby to miscarriage. The unexplained and cruel fate of having your child rejected by your own body.

But another familiar road came sooner than I expected it to. The road of peace and comfort in the midst of grief. Undeniable reminders of the Lord's affection for me, perfectly timed songs, friends who come over just to be there with you, a supportive and loving spouse and hope. So much h…