Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sweet Sleepy Babies in Hats

I love newborns.  I especially love them when they are sleeping and wearing hats.  Seriously, is there anything sweeter.  I think not.

Are you ready to fall in love?

This post is dedicated to all mommies who have had babies born sleeping, past shortly after birth, or they never got to meet.  I had a miscarriage two years ago, today.  I feel so much for moms who have lost a child.   My husband and I always wanted a large family and we were so blessed to have already had 3 perfectly healthy pregnancies ending in the birth of perfectly healthy children.   When I got pregnant with #4 I was really sick for weeks, then I got feeling a little better and then, at about 7 weeks along, I lost the baby.  It broke my heart.  It still breaks my heart.  From the moment I found out I was pregnant I could see my baby in my mind.  I could imagine what it would be like to hold her close.  I had plans for how her nursery would look and what we would name her (I was hoping for a girl).   I think (especially for someone who is already a mom) the moment you find out your are pregnant you are already in love.  At least that is how it is for me.  I can't image the pain of women who have to endure many miscarriages in hopes of bringing a sweet baby safely into this world.   
Shortly after the miscarriage,  the next month, I got pregnant with my sweet baby Bryce.  He has been such a blessing and a joy in our lives and I know that because of the love of my Heavenly Father and His plan no child ever has to be truly gone.  Our sweet babies will be with us again someday.


  1. This is a sweet post. Those pics are adorable. I asked my grandma to make a hat for Rhett, and she did, but it didn't fit, so I don't have pics of him in it :( I am sorry about your loss. Not a day goes by that I don't think about my Molly angel, and see her sweet picture. Loss anniversaries are bitter sweet. Thanks for sharing :)



  2. Oh Laura, I'm so sorry for your loss. Miscarriage is something I haven't had personally but very much am afraid of. I can imagine how hard it would be, having been pregnant and felt extreme love for my babies. Thanks for your sweet post, it touched me.

  3. This really is a sweet/bittersweet post. That sure was a rough, tender time for all of us, especially you and Scott. So thankful we soon got Bryce here to help ease the sorrow. Love you!

  4. Sweet pictures. I feel for you. 26 years ago I lost one at 8 weeks, yet out of 4 pregnancies (3 births) he's the only one I just 'knew' was a boy. So we named him even though it was a very early miscarriage. All the children know that Baby David is with Jesus and we will all get to meet him someday. You have a great blog. Thank you for all the sharing you do!

    Harriet - Wife and Mom of United States Marines