Many women like myself who have suffered a loss, are beyond blessed with a Rainbow Baby... A much anticipated, and anxiously awaited gift.. Its no surprise that a pregnancy with a Rainbow Babe (a pregnancy after loss) can be excruciating. lots of worrying and wondering and lots of extra appointments and probing ..... What surprised me though, and what I hadn't heard many people talk about, was the emotional side of it.
When our little rainbow baby Jack arrived, I was overwhelmed with love and gratitude; I don't think we could have been anymore in love and thankful for our little guy. But I also had moments of sadness and frustration.. Sad that I would never experience these moments with my baby girl (Ellie) who was taken from us the year before. Sad that my Ellie might be forgotten. I also put a ton of pressure on myself to be spectacular... after all this is what I had been waiting for. But, the truth is like every new mom I was learning and figuring things out..
If you are expecting a rainbow baby, I am over the moon for you. Truly, I always feel such a connection with moms like you, and so much excitement. Here are some things I want to tell you:
As Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month comes to an end take a minute to remember all the beautiful babes we've lost and a moment of gratitude for all of our precious rainbow babes that light up our lives.
Thanks as always for stopping by and listening.
I'm Rebecca, a Maine mom of three energetic young boys and wife of a lobsterman, living in my favorite place, the coast of Maine. You'll find me here talking about my parenting journey, mom style, recipes, running and exercise, travel, stories from our life in Maine and so much more! Most days I'm just figuring it out as I go - Thanks so much for stopping by!