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A Confession to Start “Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness” Month

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A Confession to Start “Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness” Month

Life has me quiet on social media these days.  I completed my first trimester with my rainbow but I’m still waiting on that second trimester energy every other mama tells me about.  When I finally have some free time, all I want to do is rest.   Today is October 1st, the start of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month.  So even though I’m exhausted from supporting and cooking for my hubby and his buddies at the racetrack all weekend AND emptying and cleaning our rented RV, I’m going to put off rest to share with you a confession. My...

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8 Weeks and 1 Day, the Difference Between Brothers

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8 Weeks and 1 Day, the Difference Between Brothers

Today I am eight weeks and one day pregnant with my rainbow baby, Ellis.  I’m sitting here, slightly queasy, eating strawberries and sipping cold ginger tea as I type.  This is the second time I’ve been eight weeks and one day pregnant, but today with Ellis is so much different than than today with JB. Today I’m thinking about these brothers, my angel and my rainbow. “Today” with JB, I was sad.  Instead of eating strawberries, I was eating nothing in preparation for surgery.  “Today” with JB, I was getting a second ultrasound to confirm his passing.  Instead of planning...

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The Day of the D&C

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The Day of the D&C

I posted this photo today on Instagram.  The caption reads: “The slight smile on my lips can’t hide the grief in my eyes. Rolling into my D&C a year ago today (5/31/2017). I get pretty loopy coming out of anesthesia, and my conscious came to crying out, “Did you see my baby?! Did you see my baby?!?!?” “ Finding out you miscarried, no matter how early, is traumatic.  Going through the process of actually passing the baby is an equally traumatic, drawn out process.  Some women pass the baby on their own.  Others need help in the case of a...

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”Mother of Angels” in the Wild

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”Mother of Angels” in the Wild

I wear an Invisibaby shirt nearly every day because they make me happy.  Today I wore one of the “Mother of Angels” prototypes I made in vinyl before I chose official t-shirt stock and got silk screens.  I went hiking today with my mom and brother up Viejas Mountain in East San Diego County.  I haven’t hiked in two months on account of fertility drugs, an egg retrieval, and working on Invisibaby, and today’s hike darn near killed me.  I huffed and puffed the entire way up the steep, rocky trail.  Beautiful scenery though with lots of yellow, purple, and...

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Officially in business!

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Officially in business!

Yesterday was an exciting day—I participated as a vendor at a local SCORE women’s networking breakfast!  SCORE hosts this breakfast every other month and when I went to the March breakfast, I thought for sure Invisibaby would be ready to go by then.  HA!  Setting up a business right takes time.  But, I stayed up until 2:30 am that morning getting enough last minute prep ready that I could have a decent vendor table for people to visit.  I was so nervous about how Invisibaby and my attitude toward pregnancy and infant loss would be received.  I’m happy to say...

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