Trisomy 13 April Rey

This page is in honor of April Rey. April Rey was diagnosed with trisomy 13 when I was 15 weeks pregnant. I’ll be documenting our journey on this page.

“I Have a Sister. She’s Dead.”

Children are so beautiful.  They are blissfully unaware of the social awkwardness of some of the things they say. It’s such a gift. I am almost 30 weeks pregnant, and…

Moms- Finding Time To Grieve After The Death Of A Loved One

Moms- finding time to grieve after the death of a loved one. Here are 6 ways you can help yourself find the time to grieve. This post originally appeared at…

CMV Virus: A Story of Loss and Hope and Love

Today I have the honor of sharing a beautiful, yet heart-wrenching story. This family became pregnant with a beautiful baby girl. Unfortunately, they were quickly faced with a devastating choice.…

Mama’s Organized Chaos Printable Items on Etsy

Printable Shape and Color Cards
Printable Shape and Color Cards
Printable Potty Training Reward Chart
Printable Potty Training Reward Chart
Printable Calm Down Tool Kit for Toddlers
Printable Calm Down Tool Kit for Toddlers
Printable Toy Bin Labels
Printable Toy Bin Labels
Printable Babywise Schedule Newborn to 6 months
Printable Babywise Schedule Newborn to 6 months
Printable Shape and Color Cards
Printable Shape and Color Cards
Printable Potty Training Reward Chart
Printable Potty Training Reward Chart
Printable Calm Down Tool Kit for Toddlers
Printable Calm Down Tool Kit for Toddlers
Printable Toy Bin Labels
Printable Toy Bin Labels
Printable Babywise Schedule Newborn to 6 months
Printable Babywise Schedule Newborn to 6 months
Printable Shape and Color Cards
Printable Shape and Color Cards
Printable Potty Training Reward Chart
Printable Potty Training Reward Chart
Printable Calm Down Tool Kit for Toddlers
Printable Calm Down Tool Kit for Toddlers
Printable Toy Bin Labels
Printable Toy Bin Labels
Printable Babywise Schedule Newborn to 6 months
Printable Babywise Schedule Newborn to 6 months

I Knew I’d NEVER Get An Abortion, But Life Had Other Plans

There are things in our lives that we are sure of. 100% sure of our feelings on the topic. We know exactly how we feel and how we’d handle something.…

Dear April Rey, On What Should Have Been Your First Birthday

For those of you that would like to make a donation to this years fundraiser in her honor (funds to go to Johns Hopkins Perinatal Palliative Care Program), please find…

Memorial Service- Maryland State Anatomy Board

The moment we found out that our daughter, April Rey, would not be able to survive outside of my body, we knew we wanted her life to touch others in…

The Day I Gave In To My Grief: I Served Peach Cobbler and Ice Cream for Breakfast

Three bags of peaches from our local crop share sat in our kitchen. I knew there was no way my husband and I could eat them all before they spoiled.…

April’s Birth Plan- Trisomy 13

When going through the emotional turmoil of having an unborn child with a terminal condition, it is near impossible to think straight. There are a million things going through your…