Moving Forward After Pregnancy Loss

I have heard it said that the only thing stronger than fear is hope.

This saying really speaks to me, but it’s a very hard concept to hold when you are in the middle of a miscarriage and there is absolutely nothing that you can possibly do to stop it or change it. And it is near impossible to be pregnant after a loss and not be worried that it might happen again. You wait for every single milestone - starting with your first few pregnancy hormone levels, to the heartbeat, to graduating into the second trimester, and so on…

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Introducing Garrison James Garnett!

Elizabeth and I are excited to welcome a baby boy!  Garrison James Garnett was born at 1:10am on Wednesday, June 18th.  He weighed in at 8 pounds 13 ounces and measured 21 inches.  He arrived late, just like his parents.  He is named from the town in New York where we were married.  The origin is English and means protection.  James is a prominent name in Elizabeth's mother's family and is the Anglicized version of Dimitri in Greek.

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Let's Get This Party Started

Jeffrey and I have been up in Wareham for the last week. The anticipation of Baby G's arrival has been building with each day, and it kind of feels like we are getting ready to go on a really big vacation.

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It Takes a Village

During the last several weeks of our pregnancy, I have noticed some interesting things about myself.  I am more irritable.  I am more impatient.  One might say, more easily annoyed. And perhaps the things that I am most easily annoyed with happen to be things that my husband is, or is not doing to help prepare for our impending arrival.

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9 Months of Bump Days

It's really hard to believe that we are 37 weeks along TODAY!  Baby G is officially considered a "full-term" baby and Stephanie can go into labor at any time now.

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