Ida
Mom to Xavier
October 10th, 2010 – October 12th, 2010
Toronto, Canada
It hasn’t been long since we began this journey, but I feel it necessary to fill in some of the holes left in the big picture. Xavier passed away, and I’d like to share how.

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Miranda
Mom to Seth Alexander
Stillborn September 29th, 2009
Early Miscarriage October 7th, 2010
Esegenoopetitj, NB Canada
So my pregnancy was pretty uneventful, besides the horrible morning sickness that I had the first few months. I did everything right, went to all my doctors appointments, ate right, didn’t drink or smoke, and I went to breastfeeding classes and a few different prenatal classes just so I would be ready. I was attending university when I found out I was pregnant and I was due in November so I decided I would finish that year off and take the next year off to take care of the baby. So September rolled around, and I was sad not to be in school, but excited because in only a few months my son would arrive.

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Rosebud
Mom to William Ryan Thomas Mete-Cooper
Born and died on November 21st, 2007
Aurora, Ontario, CA
It was July 23, 2007 and the stick was blue. I was so happy that me and my hubby were going to have a baby, something we had wanted and talked about for months. 

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Jessica
Mom to Lillian May
November 13th, 2010
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada
Friday, Novemeber 12th I was as happy as can be but I was one week and 2 days past my due date so I was a bit uncomfortable. The past couple of days I had been having a bit of cramping and light spotting, which I was told was likely my “bloody show”. I was a bit freaked out and didn’t know what “normal” was but when I called Labour and Delivery at the HSC, they said to wait it out and come in when either my water breaks or my contractions start. I was so incredibly anxious for my sweet little girl to be here and come home with us but she wasn’t quite ready, I suppose. So we waited and that day I was scheduled for a routine ultrasound because I was a week late and they wanted to check on her and talk about being induced.

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 Joanne

Mom to Rebecca Marie
Born and died on May 7th, 2007
New Brunswick, Canada
 
I’m the mother to Rebecca Marie . My little angel was born 5 months too early. Here is my story that I’m now ready to tell.
Rebecca Marie was a welcomed angel that I wanted so badly. I had lost babies before through miscarriage however I knew that this little one was different from the rest. I found out that I was 3 months pregnant. I couldn’t believe I had made it thought that first 3 months. I was really excited and wanted my baby girl so much. I called my husband at work. He didn’t call me back right away, so I kept calling until he called back worried that something was wrong. I told him that nothing exactly was wrong but everything was right. I then told him he needed to come asap as there was something going on he had to see right then and there. He was home within the hour and ran in the door asking what’s wrong what’s going on. I said look. I showed him the pregnancy test I had just taken and it was the bluest plus sign we had ever seen. He looked at me and smiled and started crying which made me cry more. We were finally having our miracle baby. We decided that night that we could tell family after the Dr confirmed that everything was alright the next day. We went in for our ultrasound and kept on hoping for a healthy baby. We were told that we were further along then originally thought. We were then asked if we wanted to know what sex the baby would probably be. I looked at my husband and knowing the type of impatient person I am I said yes. We were told its a 90% chance of it being a girl. I started crying right away. I was then asked if I’ve ever had any other losses at any stage. I said yes twins at 26 weeks, multiples in the first 3 months. She said okay with that information I was going to be considered high risk. I pretty much knew that before I considered getting pregnant with my husband. We got pictures and pamphlets of information about classes and breastfeeding which I was interested in doing.

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AmyLynn
Two Miscarriages 
Baby 1- Ectopic Miscarriage at 10 weeks, Death March 16th, 2010
Baby 2- Ectopic Miscarriage at 10 weeks, Death June 9th, 2010
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
My name is AmyLynn.  I lost my first baby due to an ectopic pregnancy.  I was given a needle that would force by body to miscarry the baby. We had been trying to get pregnant for 3 years, with nothing, then all of a sudden I was in the hospital and it all happened so fast. 
After my body recovered from all of that and the loss, I found out I was pregnant May 14th– my fiancé’s birthday.  The following morning I had bleeding.  Not having a normal pregnancy before, I went to the emergency and was told I was having a miscarriage.  3 weeks later I was back in the hospital not even able to move, to find out that I was 10 weeks pregnant and that I didn’t lose the baby.  It formed into another ectopic pregnancy and ruptured and if something didn’t happen I could die. 

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Shannon
Miscarriage at 9 weeks 4 days on November 10th, 2008
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
I’ve always known I wanted children.  Well before I’d even met the man I wanted to have them with, they were wanted.  And thanks to a lifetime of irregular cycles, my greatest desire soon turned to my greatest fear – that as much as I wanted children, I wouldn’t be able to have them.
So far, my fears have been realized.

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Julie
Mom to Baby November, Miscarried November 24th, 2007
and Baby August, Miscarried August 25th, 2010
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
I personally have lost 2 angels to miscarriage. My first was November 24, 2007 at 4 weeks, and the second on August 25, 2010 at 10 weeks 3 days. My first miscarriage was devastating, as my husband and I had been trying for awhile to get pregnant. We had actually been told that we had little chance to conceive. Then finally, 2 little blue lines showed up!! I was overjoyed – I couldn’t wait to be a Mommy :)


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Melissa
Mom to Jacob Sean Toole
March 30th, 2010
St. John, New Brunswick, Canada

It was the best day of my life, After I took 4 pregnancy test I new I was pregnant… I started to cry I was excited but nervous at the same time…My Boyfriend and I where so happy that we where going to be a mommy and a daddy….

When I was 12 weeks I was having a lot of pain so I went to the ER… I had an ultrasound to see what was going on.. The doctor said everything looks good and then told me that I was having twins.. That was the Best news ever, I always wanted to have twins but didn’t think it would have happen to me… I said to my self that life can’t get any better then this, I have the love of my life and two Beautiful babies on the way…

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Karen
Mom to Angel Baby, October 5th, 2008 at 5 weeks 1 day
and Morgan, August 3rd, 2010 at 10 weeks 3 days
and Angel Baby, May 16, 2011
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

We got married in June 2008 and started ttc right away… We learned on Sept 26th, 2008 that I was pregnant. Dan is a soldier and was away with work in Comox, BC when I found out and I called him to tell him the news. We were both super excited and couldn’t wait to tell our families but decided to wait until Dan came back home so we could tell them together. Nobody even knew we were trying – we still had this grand plan of surprising everyone. The night I found out I actually went for dinner with Dan’s mom, grandmother and my parents then went to Dan’s Aunt and Uncle’s 50th wedding anniversary and it was SO hard not to tell them.

I called my doctor to go in to see them on the monday but couldn’t get an appointment until Friday. All that week I spent a fortune on HPTs… they weren’t getting as dark as I thought they should be but I was new to all this so what did I know… On the Friday (Oct 3rd) I went to the doctor and it was there I found out that I was losing our baby. I tried to call Dan but they were in the field in Wainwright Alberta by this point and couldn’t get in contact with him… it wasn’t until a few hours later that he got the message and was able to call back so I could share the bad news. Just two days later on October 5th (5 weeks 1 day) I woke up at 6 in the morning to terrible cramps – I was losing the baby. I called Dan, forgetting that if it’s 6 am in Ottawa… it was 4 am in Wainwright… the poor guy was woken up in the middle of the night to a phone call from a very upset wife…

We hadn’t told anyone we were pregnant… so we didn’t tell that we’d lost the baby… we still held out hope we’d soon be able to experience giving our families that surprise good news.

Dan was to be deployed the following September so we knew we had a time deadline and I asked my doctor to refer me to a specialist. During the testing I found out I had a uterine septum. I had surgeries in Oct 2009 and March 2010 to remove it. Dan came home from deployment May 2010 May and we were busy running around to see everyone before our impending transfer to Edmonton, house hunting trip and getting everything ready for the move. On my Mom’s birthday (June 17th), just a week before leaving for Edmonton we got some fantastic news – I was pregnant! We were so thankful that we got to tell people in person before leaving. Everything in the apartment got packed up off in the moving van, we packed up the car and left Ottawa on June 23rd.


We took possession of the house on June 30th and the moving van arrived with all our stuff on Canada Day. With all the boxes in the house we decided to hook up the TV and watch a movie to relax in our new home. This is when our world was shaken – I’d gone to the bathroom and discovered I was bleeding. Living in our home for only a few hours and Dan bundled me into the car and we headed to the hospital. They did some blood work (which turned out fine) and told me to come back the next morning for an ultrasound. The ultrasound (5 weeks 6 days) showed a gestational sac and yolk sac but no fetal pole. They told me to go for an other ultrasound in a week… so wait a week and an other ultrasound… 6 weeks 6 days and still no fetal pole. I went to a walk in clinic (since I still had no dr) and they did some blood work which showed that my hcg levels were still increasing… time to wait some more. I finally got an OB and she set me up with an other ultrasound at 9 weeks 3 days… more waiting… the spotting has stopped and nausea increased which made us hopeful. The 9w3d ultrasound they finally found the fetal pole but it was only measuring just over 6 weeks and no heart beat. We decided the baby needed a name and we chose Morgan which would fit for a boy or a girl.
 

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Melissa
Mom to Isabella
Born January 12th, 2010 at 2:32 a.m.
Died January 12th, 2010 at 2:57 a.m.
Sutton, Ontario, Canada

Last year, I was pregnant with my first child. My daughter, Isabella, was due on January 1st, 2010. January 1st came and went. She was perfectly healthy, so the doctors told me she’d come when she was ready.

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Samantha
Mom to Grace Elizabeth Lynn Mitchell
September 17th, 2010
London, Ontario, Canada
When Steven and I found out we were pregnant. It was a surprise, but not one of those surprises where your mind wanders in a million places not knowing what to do. We looked at each other smiled and told each other everything would be ok. Telling our parents, family and friends was very nerve wracking not knowing what the reactions would be. Pleased to know everyone was very happy and supportive.


My pregnancy progressed very fast, doing everything right. Taking my vitamins, getting rest and limiting stress as much as possible. Our doctors’ appointments were always the funniest, knowing that each one was one step closer to getting to meet our bundle of joy. When we found out that we were having a beautiful baby girl. We were so excited, began our future planning. We picked out a perfect name for her, Grace Elizabeth Lynn, my due date was September.24th, 2010.

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Melissa
Mom to Isla Michaela
Died June 30th, 2009, Born July 1st, 2009
“Peanut” Miscarried December 8th, 2008
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sandra
Mom to Zachary
Born Sleeping July 8th, 2009 at 36 weeks 5 days
Montreal, Canada
When our daughter was about to turn 5 we decided that it was time for us to have another baby. We were fortunate enough to get pregnant the first month of trying. Everything was going great, no morning sickness, no complications, a textbook pregnancy. At our 20 week scan we found out that we were expecting a little boy and we were THRILLED! 

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Dana
Mom to Wyatt Jaxson
Born November  26th, 2009
Grew his wings on December 20th, 2009
Vancouver, B.C. Canada
It all began at my cousins wedding; My sister in law was about 20 weeks pregnant and showing beautifully. My Fiancée Tyler immediately fell in love with her growing belly and seemed to cater to her every need that night. It didn’t come to much shock when he said that next day that he was ready to be a dad. Three weeks later, sure enough I saw those two pink lines. We were ecstatic!! 

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Alison
Mom to Mutalah
December 27th, 2009
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
In September 2009, I was so thrilled to find out I was pregnant… 

On the December 7th, 2009, I went for my 18 week ultrasound and the technician said that they suspect a problem with the baby’s heart.  She couldn’t see the “hockey sticks” but they were not able to say anything else, I would have to wait to hear from my doctor.  The next day, my Dr’s office called and asked me to come in for an appointment that day…  They said that they believe that the baby’s heart is not developing properly and referred our case urgently to the Fetal Medicine Clinic here in Calgary.  I went for another ultrasound and a fetal ECG on December 16th and we were given the news what the little heart is in really bad shape – the left side is seriously under-developed.  They said it was a congenital heart defect known as Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and in addition, the baby only had a two vessel umbilical cord which is often an indicator of other issues..

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Trish
Mom to Michael
Born and died December 22nd,2007
Canada
It was Dec 22nd 2007, we were 24 weeks pregnant… and I’d been having some spotting off and on thru out the pregnancy… We have an older son, who was the dream pregnancy… I mean, so dreamy in fact that I didn’t even know I was pregnant for the first 4 months of it! Scary I know, but I’ve always been a little off when it came to the whole regular period deal… and low and behold, came to find out we were preggers!! (A side bar note… we didn’t really think we could have kids! My hubby had childhood leukemia) 

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Ioana
Mom to Adrian
Stillborn January 2nd, 2010
British Columbia, Canada 
I got married in 2008 to a wonderful man.  Six months later, we decided to start trying for a baby, since I wanted to get pregnant before I turned thirty.  That was a while ago.  I have turned thirty a few times since. And got pregnant a few times since.  I have been pregnant THREE TIMES THIS YEAR and it is only September.  Still have a few more months to go. I am currently recovering from transabdominal cerclage, which I have had done on September 28, 2010.

After many many attempts, about ten IUI’s and clomid and repronex and superovulation, we landed at the IVF clinic and got pregnant for the first time on the very first IVF.   Yes, that actually did happen to me, although it is mostly a blur now.  It wasn’t even so long ago, a little over one year.  At Christmas, when I was coming back home from visiting my parents, at 20 weeks gestation, I lost my mucus plug, and went to the hospital to get checked out.

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Rachel
Mommy to Beckett
Born May 4th, 2009, Passed September 2nd, 2009
Ontario, Canada

We found out early September 2008 that we were expecting. This was a welcomed surprise after almost 12 months of trying.
Pregnancy was relatively easy – no morning sickness, no cravings or odd symptoms.  I did have spotting throughout the first 4 months, but they never found any reason for it.  

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Nicole
Mom to Baby Angel #1, miscarried at 5 weeks on September 25th , 2008
& Baby Angel #2, miscarried at 9 weeks, 4 days on March 11th, 2010
Whitby, ON
September 25, 2008:
In March 2008 – About a month before our one year wedding anniversary, my husband and I decided we were ready to start trying for our first child. We went through many months of trying, and nothing was coming of it. We felt so discouraged, helpless, broken… That was until the week before my husband’s birthday. My period was late; it was never late… so I tested. When we saw the second pink line appear we were in such disbelief. We had been TTC for 6 cycles. We were over the moon with excitement! I took several more tests to make sure and they all kept coming back positive. 

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