Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness Blog Hop - October 15, 2014





Welcome to the Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness Month Blog Hop.

You should of arrived here from Alicia's Blog, if not, please start at the beginning at Jessica's Blog! 


Today, October 15,  is National Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness Day. 

This hop was created for those that have either have Angel Babies, for those that suffered a devastating loss with the loss of their own child or someone in their life that has an Angel baby or lost a child. 

Here are a few statistics to keep in mind regarding Miscarriage and Infant Loss: 

75% of all conceptions end in miscarriage
30% of pregnancies end in miscarriage (1 in 3)
15-20% of confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage
The majority of miscarriages happen in the first trimester
Chromosomal Abnormalities are the most common reason for miscarriages and still births
90,000 children die annually before their first birthday
Nearly 2,500 babies are lost a year in the US due to SIDS
Nearly 30,000 babies are year are born stillborn. This number jumps to 4.5 million worldwide
Stillbirth occurs 10 times more frequently than SIDS
More babies die as a result of stillbirth than all other causes of infant death a year


The above reference statistics can be found on both of the following websites if you would like to find out more information: 

**http://www.hiringforhope.org/pregnancy-infant-loss-awarenes…
** http://miscarriage.about.com/…/a/miscarriage-statistics.html


Too many people in this world grieve in silence over the loss of their children. This hop is meant to CELEBRATE them! You will see many different stories from the wonderful ladies in this hop. Some have themselves loss their beautiful babies, some had family members go through a loss, and some are here to show their support for the women who have gone through it. 

How can YOU show your support today? Here are a few examples:

Keep your headlights on all day
Keep your porch lights on all day
Wear pink and blue ribbons
Light a candle and display it in your window
Release butterflies 

The theme for this hop is any project centered around Angels, babies, pink and blue ribbons, condolence cards, tributes, and  layouts!

There will be a blog prize from Craftin' and Stampin' from online Close To My Heart store. 

The "Your Own Kind Of Wonderful" stamp set is the prize for today's hop. To be eligible, please visit each blog and make sure to comment and follow along the way. Winners will be announced on the Craftin' and Stampin' blog on 10/18/14.






I decided to share a drawing I made of a pink and blue awareness ribbon with my favorite related quote around it. "It takes more bravery to find out who you are beyond your pain, than to merely survive it. I also included the date my angel baby was due. For me, I thought that was more special than the date I miscarried. I wanted it to be a positive date, rather than a painful one. Making this and looking at it daily has helped me during my journey of healing. It is a lifelong battle, and something many of us can unfortunately relate to.






You are now off to Melissa C's blog. 

Here is the lineup should you get lost:

21 comments:

  1. Such a sweet and personal way to remember your sweet angel. I'm inspired to create a "just for me" piece to remember my 2 angels. Hugs.

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  2. Beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Melissa, this is BEAUTIFUL! I am SO very sorry that you went through this, but I know your Angel baby is watching over you!!! I love that quote and I will be thinking of it all day today! Thank you SO MUCH for being a special part of this hop today! Hugs!

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  4. What a beautiful drawling.. I love it! Sorry for your loss

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  5. Oh Melissa - your little one will always be in your heart. I am sorry you did not get to hold your angel baby!! Your drawing is wonderful - what a perfect quote. TFS!!

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  6. I can feel the love you used to create this beautiful remembrance. Thanks for sharing. Hugs.
    I have two angel babies. One lost due to miscarriage and our sweet daughter, Michelle, who didn't develop a brain. I am comforted by my belief that my mom and dad are caring for my sweet angels until we are reunited.
    Heartfelt hugs,
    D~
    DesignsbyDragonfly.blogspot

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  7. What a wonderful drawing! I love that saying! Thanks for sharing it!

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  8. I do the same, with remembering the due dates, not the miscarriage dates. Hugs to you!
    michelegreen120 @ gmail.com

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  9. Beautiful saying and drawing. Hugs my friend.

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  10. Beautiful saying and drawing. Hugs my friend!

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  11. Thank you for sharing your drawing , the quote and your willingness to participate in today's hop. I join you in celebrating today as I have two angel babies.

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  12. such a great quote, so sorry for your loss...take your time to mourn...mine has been a 17 year journey and continues....

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  13. Beautiful drawing and a lovely tribute to your Angel Baby, I am so very sorry for your loss. This has been a very hard hop to follow.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  14. I love your drawing, what a wonderful way to heal. Thank yo so much for sharing and being a part of this great blog hop. loves-Scrappin Madge

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  15. What a perfect quote!! You should have this made into a necklace. Sorry for your loss while mine has been almost 7 and 8 years ago I know yours is fresh. May you find strength and comfort.

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  16. Thanks you so much for being a part of my special Hop!This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing your story.

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  17. Beautiful words to live by Melissa. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that this hop and all of us sharing in this with you has helped to comfort you. Sending prayers always, Connie

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  18. Good Morning Melissa, I'm so sorry for you loss. I love the quote you used. Its so uplifting and I'm keeping you in my prayers and thoughts. HUGS An'Jenic

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  19. What a wonderful quote, and drawing. Thank you for sharing.
    Robin L.
    http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com/

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