The 1 in 4: Corbin's 28 Days

As I write this to be shared on February 28th, I think of the significance of that number. My second son, Corbin, was born on the 28th of December in 2011. He lived for 28 days, and we buried him on January 28th, 2012. I’ll never look at the number 28 the same way again. After having an emergency C-section with my first son in 2008, I decided to attempt a VBAC for my second pregnancy. I found a supportive doctor, took good care of myself, and felt well-prepared for my unmedicated natural delivery. I was 40 weeks and 2 days pregnant when I woke up the morning of December 28th. When I stood up, I noticed that my water had broken. Within about 20 minutes we were on our way to the hospital. I wa

The 1 in 4: We Love You Simon

Simon was my third boy. We prayed for him and were overjoyed when we found out that we were pregnant again. I had hoped that he would be the one that I could bring home as a newborn. My two previous pregnancies, while uneventful for 9 months, had difficulties during birth. Each of my boys spent more than 20 days in the NICU before coming home and I had hope that this one would be different. Like both of my two previous pregnancies I rarely suffered from morning sickness and was feeling pretty good most days. My doctor appointments were going well and I had little to complain about. To be honest it never crossed my mind that something could go wrong this late in the game. I was one week away

5 Ways to Honor Your Angel Baby on Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful day to celebrate love, but it can also be a difficult day for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. Whether the loss is fresh or one that happened years ago, holidays can be a painful reminder of loved ones who are no longer with us. For families who have lost a child, we at Anna’s Grace Foundation want you to know that we are thinking about you and keeping you and your little one in our prayers. Just because they are not here with you today does not mean they are forgotten. Today is a great opportunity to remember your babies and to celebrate the love you have for them. Here are 5 ways to honor your angel baby this Valentine’s Day: Make a card. Writing can

The 1 in 4: The Griffin Group

Miscarriage is one of those things you hear about but never think will happen to you. That was true for me, especially after having a healthy baby following a textbook pregnancy in my first experience. I found out I was pregnant again when my son was just nine months old, and while I was overwhelmed at the idea of having two so close together, I was also excited to see my babies become best friends. I began to look at double strollers and plan for a life with "two under two." That is until I heard those seven words that shattered my world: "I'm sorry, I can't find a heartbeat," the ultrasound technician said as I lay motionless on the table. I had what is known as a missed miscarriage, which

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