Mom to Atticus Erin

Born Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011

Died November 15, 2011

Greeley, Colorado

When my daughter self-weaned at 13 months, my husband and I decided we wanted to start trying for a second baby (we wanted to wait until my daughter was finished breastfeeding before we tried). [Read more…]



Mom to Charlie

Born May 21st, 2003

Died June 14th, 2003

Dunwoody, Georgia

Charlie’s Story 

On May 11, 2003, I was the maid of honor at my sister’s wedding. It was hot, I was dressed in purple (and resembled a lilac Barney), had cankles the size of my thighs and was downright miserable. It was a very happy day but I was a painfully pregnant woman who was ready for it to be over. But I was only 34 weeks pregnant (or close to it). [Read more…]





Mom to Audrina Kay Duke 

  Born on April 21 2011 Earned her Wings May 4, 2011

  Selma, North Carolina

My soon to be husband and I were so happy when we found out we were expecting a little bundle of joy! Unexpected.. VERY but that didn’t make us any less excited to become parents. We were so excited when we finally found out that our little bean was a very healthy baby girl! Words cannot express how you feel when they type out those three little words on a monitor “It’s a GIRL!” We right away started to buy everything in pink and purples! Our whole world unexpectedly changed just a few weeks later. I had changed doctor in the middle of my pregnancy. [Read more…]



Mother to Corbin Walker

February 20, 2011- May 17, 2011

Crawley, West Virginia

 July 4th, 2010-I find out I’m pregnant. Again. Only three months after I gave birth to my first son. When I tell my best friend, she doesn’t believe me. “No you’re not!” [Read more…]



Mother of Jack Damian Wilbee

October 4th, 2010 – March 3rd, 2011

Abbotsford, British Columbia


My child died suffering, after two months of pain in the ICU.  His name was Jack Damian Wilbee.  He died March 3 2011 just 20 min before he turned five months. [Read more…]



Mom to Carter Jay

March 27th, 2009 – May 30th, 2010

I always knew that I wanted to be a mommy, and when I was younger I would dream about what my life would be like. For some reason, I always had my heart set on having three beautiful children. That seemed like the perfect number to me. [Read more…]


Mom to Gage Warren Pruitt
October 13th, 2008-July 7th, 2009
Harvest, AL
When our daughter was about 18 months old, my husband and I decided we were ready for another baby. A couple of months later, I got a positive pregnancy test…we were so excited! Morning sickness kicked in immediately and just wouldn’t let up. In fact I ended up with a PICC line during my pregnancy so I could receive IV fluids and anti-nausea medicine at home. I was also plagued with a constant nagging feeling that something was wrong with my baby. I had an overwhelming feeling of dread that I was going to lose him. I was so ready for Gage to be born so I could make sure he was alright.

I remember hearing his first cry when he was born. I also remember the doctor saying he was “perfectly healthy.” And even though he looked healthy and everything was going well, I still knew deep down that something was wrong. It wasn’t very long after he got home that we noticed that his abdomen was getting bigger but the rest of him wasn’t. He wasn’t developing muscle tone and he wasn’t as pink as I thought he should be. When he was about 5 weeks old he started projectile vomiting every ounce of milk we gave him. His abdomen was so big it was taking over his whole body. And then the diarrhea started. After being ignored at our pediatrician’s office, we headed to the emergency room. We were there for hours doing test after test that revealed nothing. They admitted us to the PICU for the night. We ended up being there for a week, running more tests. They put him on a special formula that he could tolerate, but there was still something very wrong with him.   Finally, we were transferred to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, TN. The day he was transferred, I took my mother-in-law aside and told her that I was terrified that Gage was going to die.

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