We have shared some precious and heartwarming pregnancy announcements with you before. Remember the sisters who surprised one another with this adorable double pregnancy announcement? How about the husband who had the greatest reaction when he found the tiny surprise his wife left on their bed?
But not all pregnancy announcements are as lighthearted. For women who have suffered with pregnancy losses such as miscarriages, announcing one’s pregnancy can be a scary thing. Allie Boss, is one such mother.
Allie, who is the mother of a 2-year-old daughter named Rosie, struggled with infertility. After Rosie’s birth, Allie was elated to become pregnant again, but was crushed when she lost the baby after an ectopic pregnancy. Shortly after, she became pregnant again before suffering another miscarriage.
“This is not how I planned this pregnancy would go. I didn’t want it to end like this but here we are.” This is one of the only pictures I have with Rosie and our second baby in my belly. Rosie was just almost 5 months here. After our loss my heart was completely broke. Pregnancy loss is such an incredibly hard thing. When I opened up I found a community of people who had gone through the same thing. It feels lonely. It’s something most people don’t open up about but I knew when I shared my heart here it was healing and it helped grow connections with other women who felt broken and alone. There’s more than sadness and hurt that comes with pregnancy loss. There is guilt. It was one of the hardest things for me. Knowing my body failed that baby. Today is pregnancy and infant loss awareness. Praying today more than ever for the families left with empty arms, broken hearts and guilt. Know that God loves you and his plans are always greater than our own. #pregnancylossawareness #pregnancyloss #pregnancylossawarenessmonth
Allie says she never knew how common pregnancy losses were until she suffered through the experience for herself. That’s why she’s been openly posting her story on social media… so that other women don’t have to feel alone.
This week we lost our second angel baby. My heart has shattered into a million pieces. I didn’t think my heart could hurt worse than the last. But I was wrong. I never thought this would happen again but here we are. Navigating through our second loss in a row. I’m sad, angry and hurt but I’m holding onto God’s promise. I’m trusting in his plans for our family and turning my face to him during this difficult time. Rosie now has two angels looking after her
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Allie has found comfort in sharing her story, and other women with similar struggles have found comfort in reading it.
Allie recently announced that she is 9 weeks pregnant and– although she was hesitant to share the news at first due to her anxiety at the thought of another loss — she knew she had to share her story once again.
Read her beautiful announcement below:
Pregnancy after miscarriage(s) can be a hard/weird thing. There’s emotions that come along with it that you never expected.
After losing 2 babies I question everything. Is that pain normal, why don’t I feel sick, is the baby growing right? It’s hard being pregnant after loss. It’s hard being pregnant normally.
I think it’s common to questions symptoms. But it’s 100xs worse after loss. Times I get anxiety of losing another. Times I questions if this baby is going to grow full term. But I’ve found peace in Gods plans. I’m learning to lean on him when I’m anxious. I’m learning to lean on him when I question. I’m learning to lean on him with trust.
Pregnancy after loss is scary. I questioned if we shared too early because what if something happened again? But here I am 8 weeks 5 days and I’m not going to hide it. You should never feel you have to hide a baby.. a precious life.. until after the first trimester.
I want to celebrate everyday I carry this baby.
Heaven forbid something happens. I’m going to celebrate, share and savor every single day. Because this baby deserves it. Because I’m growing a precious longed for, prayed for, and wanted life inside of me and that deserves to be celebrated from day one.
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