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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness Month Blog Hop!

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

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: 


Too many people in this world grieve in silence over the loss of their children. This hop is ment 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.

As you may know, I have 4 angel babies myself. I was lucky enough to have my friend, Shell, create the beautiful badges on my sidebar that helps me remember my Angel babies ALWAYS! 

I was SO thrilled when I met this VERY kind woman on Etsy..she helped me through my process of healing and being able to keep my Angel Babies very close to my heart. I designed a necklace with her that I will wear to remember and to CELEBRATE my babies! 

Here is what we came up with together! 

She sandblasted the saying I gave her into a necklace blank (since I could not do that), and she even managed to find a Blue and Pink ribbon! It is PERFECT! I will be wearing this PROUDLY today to remember my sweet Angels! I hope people will ask me about it so I can enlighten them on what today means! I am PROUD to be the mommy of 4 Angel babies and I know one day I will get to meet them! For now, I will love them unconditionally and I hope they know that their mommy loves and thinks of them everyday! 

You are now off to An'Jenic's Blog. 

Here is the lineup should you get lost:

Thank you for taking the time to hop along with us and allowing us to share our stories! 

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During the month of October, with each qualifying purchase of $50 USD / $55 CAD you are eligible to receive—as a special bonus—one of two chevron ribbons FREE! Each chevron ribbon—Ruby or Outdoor Denim—has an original retail value of $6.95 USD / $7.75 CAD. So which ribbon will you get? It’s a surprise! Quantities are limited, so place your orders as early in the month as possible. Be sure to take advantage of this fantastic offer so you can enjoy embellishing your creations with your own surprise roll of bonus ribbon!
Dates: Offer valid October 1, 2014–October 31, 2014.

Hope to catch you all Craftin' and Stampin'! 


Yvonne Morentin said...

glad you are doing this and sharing your stories. My eldest niece has an angle baby.

Lisa Kingston said...

You made me cry jess! my most recent loss was last May, so it's kinda hard still. I carry my angels in my heart instead of my arms.

D- said...

Thanks so much for sharing your story. It touched my heart. I LOVE your sweet memory banners.
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,

Monica Madsen said...

Thank you for your story. It was so moving.

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

Hey there.. Thanks for letting me join your hop. This hop was very meaningful! I will be thinking about you and your babies today. The porch light will be on! TFS

Golden Goddess Designs said...

Thanks so much for hosting such an important and healing themed hop. I am very moved by the entire experience. We are both celebrating our angel babies!

Lori Apgar said...

Jessica you WILL meet your angel babies one day!!! What a beautiful necklace. I hope sharing your story helps a little bit today and every day!! Thanks for letting me be part of such a meaningful hop!!

Sarah J. B said...

What a wonderful necklace! I would be proud to wear it also! Thank you for having this hop, Sarah

Michele Green said...

Hugs to you today - beautiful necklace.
michelegreen120 @

Miranda said...

Beautiful Necklace! Prayers for all the angel babies and their families!
Miranda :) BL

Treva said...

Love your necklace, thank you for sharing your story. Thank you for the hop, I have two angel babies.

sue k said...

Beautiful necklace and wonderful butterfly/ribbon remembrances for your Angel Babies. Prayers for all of the Angel Babies.


Madge Gillen said...

What a beautiful necklace!! I love it and what a perfect saying! I am so honored to a part of this amazing blog hop thank you Jessica for putting it together. I to know that you will hold your angel babies again. loves-Scrappinmadge

Haidee said...

Amazing how the ladies have supported each other in this hop thanks for sharing the story & necklace is amazing
Great to be in hop with you & also coming from BL group E

Honeybearz Designs said...

Jessica the necklace is beautiful and a beautiful tribute to your angel babies. They are looking down on you every day and they know their mommy loves them. They are your guardian angels.
Lisa (BL)

Scrappin with the bug said...

What a great tribute! Having 2 angel babies myself this brought a tear to my eye - sometimes the little things like this is huge. Thanks for doing this blog hop. Love the necklace!!!

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

So pretty. BLoggie Love!

Connie Wallenbrock said...

Such an awesome idea! Hugs to you sweet friend and thank you for allowing me to be a part of this hop. Scrappy hugs, Connie

Janet said...

I love your creation a beautiful tribute to your lost babies. So very sorry for your losses. My sweet daughter had 2 miscarriages and her last pregnancy was twins but one died very early in the pregnancy I know the devastation that accompanies those losses.
Hugs Janet (BL)

MyScrapMenagerie said...

What a wonderful way to remember your angels. So sorry for your losses. (BL)

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Good Morning Jessica!! I think this project is amazing. I love what you all came up with for the wording. And that add charm is perfect. I'm sorry for you loss but I'm over joy that you will one day hold you sweet babies again. HUGS & LOVE An'Jenic

Scrappin Robin said...

Beautiful necklace, such a wonderful way to remember your babies. I wore a purple angle pin for the longest time for my Daughter, her favorite color was purple. Thank you for sharing and for putting together the hop.
Robin L.

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