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Dear Analin, I'm sorry I haven't written much. Life right now is more than busy, it's draining. Draining in a good way - we are working hard toward some rewarding goals - but it's taking its toll. I'm so tired and being tired...
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Dear Analin, Rainbow babies are hard. We thought having a baby after your loss would help us heal. He did. We knew being pregnant would be hard. It was one of the hardest things we'd ever done. When he was born, I couldn't th...
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Whatever it is, I'm thankful for it. I'm grateful for [Joshua's] reminder that love is there and can be greater than the fear if we let it be. He helps me breathe a little easier and bond a little deeper with the mover and shaker on his way as he forges his own connection between their hearts and shows Sebastian how to do the same.
Dear Analin, Your big brothers love your little brother so much. They hug my belly, kiss it, talk to the baby through it. Sebastian is convinced he can only be heard through my belly button and directs all his words there. Jo...
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Confirmed with ultrasound and (unexpectedly) a DNA test, we are expecting our 3rd little boy come August. :) <3
Dear Analin, This post should have come a week and a half ago. Yet, as these things go, there was a hiccough. On the day we found out you are having a little brother, we also discovered we're of a higher risk for Trisomy 13/1...
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Dear Analin, ...

I miss you. More now, to be honest, with another baby growing. I'm scared for a lot of things but trust this is the way things are supposed to be, whether or not I understand it. Deep breaths. Lots of rest. We'll make it to our August due date eventually.

I love you, beautiful girl...


16 weeks on Thursday. :)
Dear Analin, I have a very, very good reason for such a long silence. I have been sick. Super sick. Going on 16 weeks now, and still not quite through it. (Right. Bandaid method.) You're going to be a big sister. Well, I...
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Today I am thankful I got to know you. I am thankful your big brothers talk about and love you. I am thankful your daddy knows when to sit beside me and when to let me sit by myself in the quiet. I am thankful for the joy of the holidays and the excitement I'm sure will return.

And I will wish. It doesn't matter that this wish is impossible. Sometimes, wishes should be out of reach so we learn to reach higher. I am thankful for that, as well.
Dear Analin, I thought I had learned a long time ago to keep my wishes simple and attainable. Now, to me, attainable is still pretty high. For example, it was always okay to wish to marry a prince as they exist in the world, ...
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"I'll cry bittersweet tears of happiness when I gift your box to one of your brothers because even though you never got to wear these things, a beautiful girl I love will get to."
Dear Analin, There's been a debate about what to do with your things. I still have them, two years later. I even dug out some of the neutral things and the toys to use for Benjamin, but there are still so many frills and ruff...
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Dear Analin, Your baby brother was born healthy and handsome on 8/14/15, but I can't talk about that here. Not yet. My emotions between your loss and his birth are too raw right now, too mixed and dizzy. So we'll save that fo...
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On surviving pregnancy after losing Analin:

There is no preparing for this. There's just the jump and then the experience of it, survived in any way we can survive it.

31 weeks yesterday. We lost you two days before week 38. These next few months are going to be tortuous. I pray so very, very hard that in two months, none of this even matters and is lost in joy.
Dear Analin, I don't know exactly when excitement turned into fear and sadness, but I almost cried on the way home today. I've been in bed most of the day since. And all I did was buy some things second hand. Last night I fou...
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"I've accepted the pain. I've accepted everyday grief. I've accepted I cannot change a dang thing. Not for one heartfelt minute does that mean I've accepted you're not here. Losing you is still stupid and pointless."
Dear Analin, It's snowing again. Mimi always says it snows on her birthday, but I hoped we could get that early March warmth and hold onto it. Not so much. We live in the Midwest. I really should know better by now. Haha. Las...
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When the lights go out, these glowing murals transform dark rooms into dazzling, dreamy worlds.
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I have a favour to ask of you my darlings

As you're aware, I've done as much as I can to help indies where I can, as much as possible. Now I'm asking you to help me. 

I have this beautiful cover, a book that I'm really proud of, that's been edited to amazing standards, thanks to my dear editor. 

Will you help me get the word out? 

Will you share this book far and wide to help me find new readers so that I can make more people happy? I can't do this alone, and I'd really like more people to join in my happiness. 
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You're very welcome. :-) I'll share it over on FB as well.
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Wife, mother and writer.
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I am the mommy of two fantastic little boys, a stillborn daughter, two boxers and one mutt. My husband and my story is truly a fairy tale of modern origins. I write in whatever free time I can steal for myself, mostly YA. I have lived in the country, the city and the suburbs, and I definitely prefer the suburbs. Still, the forest is what inspires me most, with velvet shadows, hidden nooks and possible fairy circles around the next corner.
I'm rather shy - an internet wallflower, if you like. It's hard for me to get started in a conversation, but I love to talk once I get started.

I mostly post in G+ about being a mommy, link my blog posts (my writing, my kids) and share the random article once in a while if I find something interesting. I like reading about writing challenges, books people are reading, and the personal stories we like to share in the streams.
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5 Easy Ritz-wiches Perfect for Spring! #StackItUp
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Snack time is upon us! As spring break draws to a close, and we embark on the last remaining portion of the school year before the blissful

5 Lessons I Learned the Hard Way with Hosting Twitter Parties ~ World of...
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Tired
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Dear Analin, I'm sorry I haven't written much. Life right now is more than busy, it's draining. Draining in a good way - we are working hard

Your Box
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Dear Analin, There's been a debate about what to do with your things. I still have them, two years later. I even dug out some of the neutral

Rainbow baby
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Dear Analin, Rainbow babies are hard. We thought having a baby after your loss would help us heal. He did. We knew being pregnant would be h

Getting Ready
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Dear Analin, I don't know exactly when excitement turned into fear and sadness, but I almost cried on the way home today. I've been in bed m

I painted my son's fingernails. So what?
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Baby Sideburns shares a picture of her painting her son's fingernails and she answers the people who think it's wrong to do that.

Conditional Acceptance
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Dear Analin, It's snowing again. Mimi always says it snows on her birthday, but I hoped we could get that early March warmth and hold onto i

Christmas Letter 2014
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Dear Analin, I wonder how many people have been waiting for my letter to you today. To be honest, I just thought to write it. I wish it coul

Thanksgiving Wishes
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Dear Analin, I thought I had learned a long time ago to keep my wishes simple and attainable. Now, to me, attainable is still pretty high. F

Post-Loss Infertility
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Dear Analin, Your biggest brother wants another baby he can take care of. Sebastian is almost 3 and is getting self-sufficient and it's caus

The Wrong Conversation
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Dear Analin, I'm being told how to feel a lot lately. Or maybe, to be more accurate, how not to feel. Don't be mad, it's not worth it. Whome

You Would Have Been 1 Today
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Dear Analin, Happy Birthday. Last year, on this day, you were already born. You were born in the early hours of the morning. By the time I'm

Early Learning Academy
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ABCmouse.com members enjoy full access to our online preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten curriculum on their Android device! With more than 5

WAITING - WWBH Short Story
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5th February 2014 HERE ARE THE RULES: 1) Write a story using both photos. 2) Keep your word count to 500 words or less. 3) Submit your compl

Happy Birthday Sebastian!
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Sebastian is 2 today!!! Happy Birthday!!!

Mommy Excuses
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This year has been different. Of course it's been different - I'm an entirely different person than I ever thought I could be after losing A

Sharing An 'Accidental' Adoption Story
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This will be the first time I've re-blogged something here. In fact, I'm not really re-blogging because this is a Wordpress blog, so I'm jus

Leon and I: The struggle of Milk and Tummy-Aches.
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My latest post, labeled "Leon and I: Breasts, Breasts and Breasts", I talked about my obsession with breasts - more accurately, breastfeedin

The staff was very friendly and helpful during our stay and after. They called right away when they found a personal item after we left, and as we were still in the area we were able to pick it up before we even knew it was missing. The only thing we missed out on was the pool, waiting for inspection after a renovation, so nothing more than bad timing.
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The Mason GWL water park was a lot of fun for my four and six year old, as well as a bit bigger with the wave pool than some of the other GWL's we've been to. Our birthday boy had a blast with birthday ears and free ice cream for him and his roommates for the whole stay. I will say the breakfast buffet staff seemed very overwhelmed and unable to cope well with the breakfast rush, something I would assume was a regular occurrence. One staff member in particular turned her back to the crowd and would only curtly nod if asked a question. Some of the water park staff were also a bit grumpy, particularly with the parents of infants and toddlers who sat in the shallows next to the guards' scanning path and showed this by splashing water higher than in other places while they walked through (though not all guards did this). Otherwise, the staff in other areas were amazing from custodians to the spa to the lunchtime restaurant and the over all trip was a fun one. We do plan to return to this GWL in the future.
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The Adrian location's kitchen undercooked my steak today (I'm pregnant, require a Medium). They re-fired it and it came back med-rare for the second time. The manager stopped by the table as I checked out the steak, apologized and admitted it should not have been wrong twice. However, there were no further comps offered. We left feeling very disappointed with the experience. Though the food is good, there are many other good places to eat where we can leave feeling satisfied, even with mistakes like this one, and we will be frequenting those places, instead.
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