Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Rainbow after the Storm--Our BIG Announcement!

So after a whirlwind of hard times, Brent and I have received the most amazing news!

I feel like I am a huge bundle of emotions right now--ok, I feel completely CRAZY! I am so unbelievably excited--I can't even explain it. But at the same time I have never been so terrified in my whole life.

Today I felt so many emotions at once--going back to the ultrasound room was almost more than I could take today. The last time I was in there, I found out Barrett died. To make it harder, when they pulled my information up on the screen, it pulled up all of my measurements and things from Barrett.

Today I am so thankful for an amazing medical team who really made me feel at peace about it--they are taking extra special care of this momma.

I was so ecstatic to find out everything looked perfect and "Baby C" is moving along just great. (I affectionately call it "Baby C" because Audrey is my "A" and Barrett is my "B")

Baby C is our rainbow baby--if you are not a member of the baby loss community, this may be a new term to you--it was for me.

"Rainbow Babies" is the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of the storm. When a rainbow appears, it doesn't mean the storm never happened or that the family is not still dealing with its aftermath. What it means is that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and clouds. Storm clouds may still hover but the rainbow provides a counterbalance of color, energy and hope."

I absolutely love this explanation. The Lord has definitely blessed our little family. It may seem kind of crazy for us to announce this so early--but let me explain. With Barrett, we waited to announce when I hit the 2nd trimester, but we lost him anyway. There is no safe point as I have learned. Because of this I have decided I don't want to hide it at all. I want to rejoice in this blessing with our family, friends, and all of you from the very beginning.

Baby C is due September 13--which just happens to have been my due date. So far, I am really tired but other than that I feel great. I'm craving spinach a lot which is definitely not usual for me, but at least it's good for baby!

I know it's wrong to covet, but right now I honestly do covet your prayers. I am asking you to please keep Baby C covered in prayers. No matter what happens, I pray that once again, God will get the glory in this!


  1. Hey! Happy for you. I havent posted on my blog yet but I too am expecting again! I'm actually 15 wks today. I know no two people are alike but if you're anything like me this is going to be like no other pregnancy or experience of your life. Please please feel free to message me, even if it's just to list out all your irrational fears, it DOES help. All the best!

  2. I am so excited for you! (FYI This is mom2beinaugust from babycenter!)

    Your rainbow baby will be a bright spot in the days to come but it is SUCH as scary ride. The anxiety will be with you always, I feel peace the day of an ultrasound/doctors appointment but the next day I'm back to being a bundle of nerves!

    And we know all too well that we don't have control, only He knows what will happen. We just have to trust that He and our babies will see to it that our rainbows will get to stay with us! All the best!

  3. Staci, I am so happy for you!! I know what you are going though being happy and so nervous at the same time. I went through the same with Will. I lost my first baby on 12/17/11 and was pregnant again the following April. I wish you the best of luck and I pray that you and baby C have a healthy pregnancy.
    -Kristen M

  4. Staci,
    I am so excited for you! And will continue to send prayers your way! I haven't announced it on my blog yet but I also just found out I am expecting my rainbow baby due September 21st! I pray that both our pregnancies are happy, healthy, and as uneventful as possible. Thinking of you! Hugs!!

  5. What an awesome way to announce!!! I am so very happy for you & your family!!! I love your nickname.... Baby C!! I will definitely be sending my prayers your way for nothing but good news from hear on out for Baby C!!! Big Brother Barrett is watching out for Baby C from above. Hugs!!!!

  6. What's blessing! I am so happy for you! I'll be praying for you and baby C. Much love and hugs!

  7. I love your announcement! Congrats on your rainbow baby-we used that quote for our announcement too. It's absolutely perfect. I know all too well the mix of emotions, but just know this baby has a special guardian angel looking out for them. And the 13th is the day before my bday, which is just plain awesome.

    PS my babycenter name is liloregonbug :-)

  8. love what you did with the announcement and all the pictures. So very happy for you ♥♥♥

  9. Congrats! I love your announcement, and of course I will keep you all in prayers for a safe and healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. God Bless. (faithboone from Babycenter)

  10. Congratulations! What an amazing blessing for you and your family :) Praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby in September!




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