• Reflections & Looking Forward

    Whew! October was certainly a month of emotions as we honored and brought awareness of Pregnancy and Infant Loss here on 3 Under 3 in 15 months @SimplyWriteous.com (and on Facebook and Instagram, too). For the first time, I really shared about my multitude of losses while bringing along so many other women who agreed to have their story shared here as well. As I reflect over all these stories there is a common theme: time changes the wound but it doesn’t quite fully heal AND there is hope. My heart really does go out to all the men and women who have had to experience this sort of excruciating…

  • I’m Ashley, and I am 1 in 4

    I’m soaking in these sentimental thoughts surrounding pregnancy and infant loss – compliments of Ashley Arinez – as we start to wrap up a month of pregnancy and infant loss awareness.Thank you, Ashley, for sharing and for your beautiful message of hope[previously published on Ashley’s FB page] . When your body refuses to carry a child to term, there are no words that could describe the pain. There are no words to describe how your body succumbs to the shock and turns to despair and then to rage and ends with a profound numbness. There are no words to describe how it feels to see the physical remnants of the…

  • I am Lisa, and I am 1 in 4

    This particular essay is near and dear to my heart as it comes from someone special in my life: my aunt. I walked this troubled road, and all the associated heartbreak, with her and I am so proud of her for putting down the clay (she’s an artist!) and rattling the keys to bring us her story. . First, I didn’t want a baby.   Then I wanted a baby, but not now. Then I desperately wanted a baby. After more than two years of actively trying to conceive, a miracle happened.  I was finally pregnant. When the initial shock wore off, I was flooded with a wide range of emotions…you name it,…