Thursday, November 3, 2011

The End

Anastasia (Mei-Mei) is now over two months old.  So many roadblocks  could have prevented her from even being conceived, not to mention all the other things that could have gone wrong. 
I'm in a state of perpetual amazement that Cradles and Graves has ended with a cradle!  

It's been a long journey that began with one critical step - daring to try again despite multiple losses and infertility.  Trying again could have brought us the worst disaster we'd ever faced.  Instead it brought us our finest hour!

The hope and courage to try again were largely inspired by Cindy, who showed us that success is possible even after multiple losses.  Thank you, Cindy, for being willing to share your experiences!   My wish is that through this blog, I can pass on that hope and courage to others who have experienced similar losses and are afraid to try again.  It really is possible to have a live, healthy baby even after multiple cord-related losses.  Post-loss pregnancy is very hard,  but also very worth it!

It's been a joy "meeting" so many wonderful blogger friends over the past few years.  Thank you for all the kind words, prayers, and support!  And with that, I will sign off:

Good morning, and in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!


Meim said...

I will miss your posts a lot, but glad we can still keep in touch. Just don't change your number, k?

Andrea Holley said...

Thanks for sharing! I miss you. Let's talk again soon.

China Doll said...

A beautiful photo of Anastasia and so glad you can end your blog with a cradle. Take care xx

S said...

We'll miss you but I'm so happy you can move forward to what the future holds...and that includes you holding a living child. *HUGS*

Jana said...

yum! I certainly don't need anymore chocolate since Halloween just came and went, but I am glad some more will be coming my way.

I will miss your updates. I enjoyed hearing about your journey, and I am so happy that little Anastasia has brought a happy end to this blog.

Take care.

Shandrea said...

Just wanted to say that I will miss you. I love you and wishing you and your family the best. Lots of Love and HUGS!

Jeanne said...


Wow! It seems so strange to think that this is the last blog post of yours I'll ever read. (Of course, if I ever encounter anyone with pregnancy losses related to umbilical cord problems, I'll know what body of work to refer them to!)

You've been through a great deal. I'm so happy for you and your family that Anastasia is healthy!

While I know you aren't planning to do any more blogging, I hope that you'll continue to read and comment on other blogs. Your feedback in blog comments is always helpful and constructive. So, please keep in touch! :)


P.S. I know how you enjoy Tori Amos' music. If you haven't checked out her latest CD, I can't recommend it highly enough! :)

CeCe said...

It warms my heart to see your journey leaving off with a cradle. Thanks for sharing your journey. You inspire strength, hope- and I very much appreciated your sense of humor! :) Wishing you all the best in the many wonderful years your family will have together.

Lori said...

I'll miss you! I'll miss sweet little miracle MeiMei! You are loved! I'll definitely keep in touch! xoxoxoxo

Jeanne said...


Miss you and hope you all are doing well!


Tas said...

I know you don't blog here anymore, and I don't know if you'll get this comment, but I was thinking of you and hoping all is well so thought I would pop in. ((HUGS))