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Thousands of families suffer in silence from the loss of a pregnancy or an infant. My struggle is just beginning. I carried twins to term knowing that only one would survive. This is the story of my journey through shock, devastation, grief, anger, and hopefully someday acceptance. I know that other families are desperate to know that they are not suffering alone. This is for them.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Prepping for Poppy

While I was in the hospital, one of the things that bothered me most was that I could not get the house ready for little Poppy. We had her room painted - a happy shade of green - and we bought her crib and dresser, but that was it. Everything was still in boxes.

Thankfully, Brad and I have great families. Brad's parents came down to clean and prepare our house while my parents came and kept me company. His brother and sister-in-law, Kris and Melanie, came down for a weekend and worked wonders on our home. They assembled the crib and dresser, washed all of Poppy's clothes, and helped put the finishing touches on her room. The only thing missing is her!

Poppy's room awaits her arrival!

Now we are likely days from Poppy's homecoming, and we've realized we still aren't ready! We've been spending so much time at the hospital, that we haven't bought all the essentials for her. We still need a baby monitor, mirrors for the car, and most importantly bottles and nipples. Our plan is for one of us to make the dreaded trek to Babies 'R' Us tomorrow while the other hangs with the 'Popster.' We'll finish out our shopping at Target for her Neosure supplement and preemie diapers.

Of course, we thought we had more time to prepare... but Poppy had different plans.


  1. Beautiful room! I love green and red together. I've seen so many pretty photographs and things
    with poppies, good thing you're not my daughter or I'd be buyin up a storm. Even saw a gorgious
    wooden toy box someone had painted poppies on, if you're interested, I'll give you the link.
    Thank you so much for your blog!
    Candy Peck

  2. Fantastic room...so cheerful! Poppy is one lucky girl to have such a loving family and so many of us who care from afar. I hope she will read all of this some day. You've done so many brave and wonderful things, Lindsay, but this blog is so amazing. It has created a community of everlasting connection to your family. Best wishes for a smooth transition to the nest!
    Nancy Bellusci