Katie

Mom to 3 angels

Loss #1: August 21, 2011 at 10.5 weeks
Loss #2: February 17, 2012 at 4.5 weeks
Loss #3: July 17, 2012 at 5 weeks

Florida

This month marks the one year anniversary of the worst day of my life, the day my husband and I became a statistic in a taboo tragedy. The events of the last year have been kept bottled up until now. I’m ready to share the secrets we have been burdened with following the losses of our first three children. [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2012/08/5772.html

Andrea

Mom to Jeremiah D’Andre

Born May 12, 2012 and died May 15, 2012

Miami, Florida

I don’t even know how to start my story…it just brings tears to my eyes, but in a good way. I think it is good to tell my story.

My name is Andrea. This was my second pregnancy. My first pregnancy was great with no complications at all, with a healthy little boy who is turning 7 years old. When I found out I was pregnant with my second, it was around November 2012. I was excited and surprised that I was pregnant. It wasn’t planned, but I had already fallen in love with the little person growing inside of me. Something told me that it was going to be a boy, and before I even knew that I was pregnant I already had his name planned out (since2010). I chose from the Bible Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations,” and I chose Jeremiah. [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2012/08/5752.html

Cassandra

Mom to an angel, Bradley Frederick Carr

Born sleeping February 24, 2012

Orlando, FL

In the beginning of November 2011 I received the most amazing news. I found out that I was pregnant about eight weeks along. I had my suspicions seeing as I was nauseated all of the time and certain foods were turning me on and off. I had never been so excited. I automatically called my Fiance and told him the fantastic news. He was of course thrilled seeing as it is difficult for me to get pregnant since I had poly-cystic ovarian syndrome and it is very difficult for me to get pregnant we looked as this as a miracle. [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2012/03/5008.html

Christina “Cricket”

Mom to Parker Saint

Born still November 26, 2004

Florida

So, I guess I need to start from when this all started. I was 17 and the doctor told me that he did not think I was going to have babies, that I had a lot going on. I was okay with that. I was only 17. I did not want kids. Then, at the age 23, I had just had my birthday and was still with my boyfriend of 6 years and my sister had her baby, and I now knew that I wanted a little baby also. I told my boyfriend, “You know, maybe we start talking about babies and having the wedding we have been talking about for so long. He told me to Google it and see how long it was going to take, did we need to see a doctor or what, so I did and it looked like if I was going to have one it was going to take a year or more. This was June 19, 2004, and we started trying for a baby! On Aug 4th I was going to go off with my friend the next day and do the shopping that we did every year. That night we stopped for a drink and it made me so sick to just look at it. Thinking that something was up I had to take a test and there it was, 2 lines! We were going to have a baby! So much for a year, right? [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2012/02/4642.html

Sara

Mom to Lauren Joy

Born sleeping September 28, 2011

Japan (formerly from Florida, USA)

I had never really planned to have children. Even as a young girl, I wasn’t sure I even wanted to have children. So, when my boyfriend and I found out I was pregnant in February of 2011, I didn’t quite know how to take it. I was shocked, confused, and terrified. My boyfriend felt the same way, but we decided almost immediately that we would keep the baby. We also decided that we wanted to get married. I had never imagined that I would be four months pregnant when I got married, but that’s how life turns out sometimes. [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2012/01/4571.html

Jennie

Mom to Leela Mary, a twin

Born and died January 19, 2011

(Her due date was May 4, 2011)

Middleburg, Florida

It was a very important day; I was 19 weeks pregnant, and on our way to find out if we were having a boy or girl. I knew that there was a little girl in there, but what I didn’t know, or even could imagine, was that there were two of them! Picture my hands on my face, and dad’s head to the wall, and big brother’s jaw on the floor. ”Its twins!” they said. Boy or girl, we didn’t know, “They’re lying on top of each other,” is what the lady said. [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2011/12/4161.html

Tiffany

Mom to Lil Bit

Miscarried on December 12, 2007

Mount Dora, Florida

I lost my baby four years ago today. That is what made me finally comment here. I am alone tonight and decided that I need to share, to talk to people who understand. I am 25 years old. I was told from the time I was 16 that I would be infertile, that I would need much assistance to conceive a child. [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2011/12/4120.html

Kimberly

Mom to baby lost November 20, 2011

Spring Hill, Florida

My story starts like most do. My husband and I had been “trying” to get pregnant for 4 years. Around August we decided to track my cycle for a few months and see what happens. Early October (our wedding anniversary month) we decided to give it a good try. I tracked when I should ovulate, and according to that we tried. It was a successful month…on October 22nd I took an early pregnancy test. I looked at the test, disappointed by what I saw, placed it down on the counter and walked away. A few minutes later something told me to go back in and check it out…sure enough there was that amazing 2nd line, very faint but it was there. I immediately showed my hubby, and while we were nervous we decided that this was our time. The next morning I had to be to work early so I ran by good ol’ Walmart and grabbed 2 more boxes of tests. During the next few days I continued to test, and the line became darker. I tested fairly early, so it took about 4 days to get that really beautiful dark 2nd line.

[Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2011/11/3903.html

Rachel

Mom to a little one

Early Miscarriage, 2011

Land O Lakes, Florida

My name is Rachel and my husband, Joshua, and I have been married since March 2009. I am 27 and my husband is 30; he wanted to start having a family right away, stating that he was “getting old” This from a man who runs circles around my 4 year old nephew. I was finally ready to begin trying in October 2010. My cycles were infrequent and far between, so my doctor started me on Clomid to make me ovulate after a few months of no success. [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2011/09/2993.html

Courtney

Mom to Cameron “Cam” Henry

Miscarried October 27th, 2010 at 5 weeks

Orlando, Florida

My story is a tough one.  You see, I’m only 19 and I was 18 when I lost my son.  I was in a short relationship with my abusive (now ex) boyfriend and he raped me.  I ended up pregnant from this, and despite being afraid and unsure what the future would hold, I was determined to keep my baby because I already loved him more than anything.  [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2011/09/2963.html

Ashley

Mom to Grace Marie

November 5th, 2010

Florida

My name is Ashley and I am an angel mother of a baby girl name Grace Marie.I was 17 when I found out I was pregnant. I am now 18. It was unplanned but I loved my baby the moment I saw those two pink lines. I fought to keep her. I wanted to give this beautiful baby inside me a chance. I knew for two weeks that I was pregnant before the spotting began. [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2011/07/2676.html

Randy

Mom to Aaden

Born still


Even when I was a young girl, I knew I wanted to be a mother one day.  As a teenager, while all my other friends were saying they never wanted kids, I was the one who said that I couldn’t wait to have kids one day.  It didn’t plan on it being so soon though.  When I was 18, I got pregnant by a man who I knew from the beginning wouldn’t be there for me or the baby.

[Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2011/07/2606.html


Rachel Deitz

Mom to Vala Faith June 2010

and

Jordan Alexander lost to pProm born May 14, 2011 and Passed May 15, 2011

Orange Park Florida

 

In the beginning of 2010 my husband and got a surprise when he took me to the doctor since my voice was gone.  They did a pregnancy test before they gave me any medicine. She came back in and told us I was around 6 weeks along. I was so happy but scared too cause I was bleed pretty bad but they kept telling me as long as I was not passing any clots me and the baby would be fine.   [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2011/07/2602.html

Carrol

Tallahassee, Florida

Early miscarriage at 9 1/2 weeks

 

 

I remember April 24, 2011 as if it was yesterday. That was the day that I realized that life has so much more meaning and how much i could love someone so genuinely. My journey started when I found out that I was pregnant 2 days after my sister’s birthday. When I seen those 2 pink lines staring back at me it was like my life flashed before my eyes and all I could do was cry. After spilling the news to my best friend, (who’s house I was at to take the test.)  I immediately called my boyfriend to let him know. After being reassured by him that, “Everything is going to be OK.”  The reality of telling my parents that I am pregnant hit me…. and hit me HARD. I was only 20 years old and in my 3rd year of college still just a baby in their eyes. [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2011/07/2443.html

 

Eboni Thompson

Mom to Jaylin Renay Thompson

born April 7, 2007 to April 9, 2007

 

Miami, Florida

 

My journey of loss started 4 years ago when at 22 weeks pregnant, I started bleeding and went to the ER. Upon doing an ultrasound, I was 3.4 cm dilated and in full labor. My daugher Jaylin Renay Thompson was born by emergency c-section on April 7, 2007 at 6:05 a.m. weighing 1lb and 1/2 an oz. She lived for 3 days and died peacefully in the NICU on April 9, 2007 at 10:27 a.m. I was later diagnosed with Cervical Incompetence as to the reason for my early delivery, and being that I had an emergency c section with a vertical incision, I would never be able to have a vaginal delivery again and would need a cerclage if and when I got pregnant again. [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2011/06/2403.html

 

Christy

Pensacola, FL

 

I can remember each moment like it was yesterday – each one of the five times that we were told our pregnancy was over.

In September 2007 we began our journey to expand our family.  We got pregnant right away and I was ecstatic.  We told everyone we knew.  There was nothing that compared to our excitement.  But that first pregnancy ended at 6 short weeks.  What began as spotting continued through to the full miscarriage process and my heart was completely broken. [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2011/06/2265.html

Hattie

Jordan Lee Eubanks

Lost at 10 weeks on June 26, 2009

Gainesville, FL

I am a face of a miscarriage. My little angel started his adventure to earth before Mother’s Day 2009. My boyfriend, at the time, Charles and I were expecting our first child together. We found out on Mother’s Day that we were expecting when I took 3 at home pregnancy tests because I was unable to believe the first one. We called our local health department and made an appointment to confirm the results which was still the same, pregnant. At that moment, they told me I was due January 22, 2010. [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2011/06/2100.html

Holly Brown

Mom to “Nugget”

May 28, 2011

Daytona Beach, FL

 

Ever since I was a little girl I have always wanted to be a mommy! Luckily I have an older sister who has had two beautiful babies that I have had the privilege of being around them as they grow… although not the same as being a mommy of my own it helped the wait to becoming a mommy one day. [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2011/06/2065.html

 

Ashley

Mom to Grace Marie

November 5th, 2010

Florida

My name is Ashley and I am an angel mother of a baby girl name Grace Marie. I was 17 when I found out I was pregnant. I am now 18. It was unplanned but I loved my baby the moment I saw those two pink lines.I fought to keep her. I wanted to give this beautiful baby inside me a chance. [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2011/06/2031.html

Elvisay

Mom to Baby Boy, Stillborn in the 7th month of pregnancy

and Baby Girl, Stillborn at 26 weeks

Miami, Florida

My name is Elvisay Vazquez, 51 years old, and I have lost two babies in stillbirth.

One happened when I was 25 years old, and  at 7th month pregnancy. His heart stopped and the doctor didn’t say why it happened. Then I changed to another doctor, got pregnant again and had a boy, with a very tough treatment of heparin during 6 months, twice a day and a lot of stress. He was born perfectly, with no problems at all, thanks God!. Now he is 24 years old. [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2011/05/1742.html

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