rainbow after loss

‘Only 2 weeks after Rosie’s due date, we discovered we were pregnant. I had to give myself permission to embrace my beautiful son, while holding Rosie’s in my heart forever.’: After loss of daughter, mom braves difficult rainbow baby pregnancy

“I felt Rosie’s presence in the room so strongly. I couldn’t see her. But I could feel her. As if my midwife knew what was going through my head, she reassured me, ‘This birth is different. This is your son’s birth. It doesn’t have to be sad and awful, it can be beautiful.'”

‘You can choose comfort care or surgery.’ I wanted to scream. I didn’t know what quality of life he’d have.’: Mom loses baby with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, ‘He only knew love’

“’This defect is so rare, you’ll probably never see it in your lifetime.’ I felt like I was in a dream. I pinched myself a few times. What snapped me back to reality was the doctor saying, ‘I can do these surgeries, but his chance of survival is slim.’ I wanted the nightmare to end.”

‘Finally, just my mommy and daddy.’ He sighed, before taking his last breath. We whispered, ‘We love you.’: Mom gets sign from baby in heaven moments before giving birth to rainbow baby daughter in hospital

“The day of the c-section I told my husband, ‘He will be with us, just keep an eye open for signs.’ After tear-filled moments in pre-op, we stopped in the hall. I laid there praying, staring up at the ceiling tiles. Just above me was a small sticker on an air conditioning vent. That’s when I saw it. In that moment, I smiled, so relieved. I knew he was here, watching over us.”

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