May 23, 2010

About Me

This isn't my first blog, but it's the first I've had in a long time. Basically since I was a teenager. If you're curious I'm now 25. I guess this is the part where I introduce myself and talk a little bit about what this blog is all about.

Hi. My name is Andrea. *waves*

Alright, now that we've established my name, let's talk a little bit about me. The biggest thing in my life right now is that I've just had my daughter. Well, not just, that was 3 months ago on the 19th of September. This was my second pregnancy, but it she is my first child. My husband and I had been trying since January '09 to get pregnant and after a lot of heartbreak and a miscarriage at 10 weeks last October, we're finally over the finish line (or the starting line depending on how you look at it. ;)

I want this blog to be a place where I can talk about the loss of our first baby, and really get that out, as well as this pregnancy, and my life with my new family. I also want to help women to talk about their losses. It was really hard for me to talk about my loss with anyone in my life because other than one or two people who had experienced it themselves, no one understood. To them I didn't lose a baby, I lost a bunch of cells. To me it was a baby, it was a whole future gone in the blink of an eye. I think if people understand that they will be more compassionate to those going through a loss.

I think that's a pretty good summary of what to expect! I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoy writing it.


  1. It's so good that you are putting this blog together. I remember losing my little one at 11 weeks - no heartbeat on the ultrasound. It was the most crushing thing I've ever been through and yep, some people just see the baby as a 'mass of tissue' even though just a few short weeks after conception the heart is beating. I know that this will help so many out there that are going through similar experiences and wish I would have had a resource like this to go to when I lost my first baby. Thanks so much for being willing to do this! So happy to read that you are pregnant and expecting in September! Congrats!

  2. Thank you so much! I'm so glad that someone is reading! I know how much it hurts when people act like it's no big deal (I had a friend tell me 'At least you can have fun trying again!'), and I really want to try to help others understand it IS a big deal.

    Thanks for the congratulations as well!



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