I shared these photos when we announced we were pregnant with Max (about a year ago), with this caption:
On our car ride home from the hospital with Mady we started discussing when we would start trying for Baby #2. We were probably a little #crazy but our journey to get pregnant with her was also very challenging. Miscarriage isn’t a topic that people often talk about openly. Someone once told me that “Miscarriage is a club that you never want to be in, but once you are in it you realize how many other people are in the club too.” In the past 4 years, I have been pregnant more than not. I’ve had countless blood draws and office visits, multiple hospital visits, multiple diagnosis, and ultimately, a chromosomal translocation. While I have been so blessed with an amazing and supportive husband, family, and friends, I still often felt alone. Throughout our journey we have thought and prayed about how our precious babies can be remembered. Our hope is that if even one person feels less alone after hearing part of our story, then our babies have been used to make this world a better place.
Today, we announce a special addition coming to our family. We also honor and remember the babies that we were never able to announce. Madelynn holds 7 balloons, one for each of her siblings awaiting us in Heaven.
Baby DuVal, you are so loved already. We can’t wait to meet you this August. .
My heart breaks and rejoices reading those words. I am so sad that all of the plans we had with max were crushed. I’m also proud of us for sharing our story and I’m so thankful for the memories we have. ❤️ #balancedtranslocation #lifeafterloss #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #miscarriagesupport #stillborn #stillbornstillloved #more4max