Can You Stand the Cuteness?

Okay, it’s a little bit of an indulgent title, but I figure since I’ll be blogging about my family and our loss in detail, you should probably get an introduction to the littles…

When the babies were born at 27 weeks and 5 days gestation, they only weighed about 2 pounds each. To put that in perspective, here is an image showing the diapers they used (far right – and these were still big on them at birth) compared to newborn diapers.

The micro-preemie diaper is about the size of a credit card.

The micro-preemie diaper is about the size of a credit card.

Here’s the first and only picture we have of the three together. It was taken in the hospital the day Carter passed away. It’s special to us because the hospital staff made a point to bring the babies together from their three different areas of the hospital just so we could get a family photo.

We had lost Carter already, but smiled that we were able to get this photo.

We had bereavement photos taken with Carter. It was a strange time. I was a total not-so-nice crazy person the whole morning leading up to the photo shoot, while my husband was that way after the shoot. Different personalities make our relationship fun. This photo is a sweet moment between us. Read more about Carter’s story.

I don't know how we didn't cry that day...

This one’s taken after we lost Carter and Braden & Tenley had come home. Carter was the first born, Braden the second, and Tenley the third, hence the hats. This picture is so heartbreakingly beautiful.

The photo we took at the official newborn photo shoot that we had planned ahead of time and still decided to do, using only the hat to symbolize Carter.

Of course, a lot has happened since they came home in February and March of 2012. We’ve been back to the hospital a few times, survived lockdown (a very necessary period of time where we didn’t leave the house in order to limit their exposure to serious illness). I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

My heart melts a little more every day I spend with them.

And here are my absolute favorite pictures of each of them, plus the two of them together. My heart does flutter so.

Those eyes...

Those eyes…

Newborn cuteness...

Newborn cuteness…

Sibling love...

Sibling love…



  1. Oh the photo with the hats, it really is the perfect representation of your loss ๐Ÿ™ Beautiful and heartbreaking.

    • Aww, thank you so much Jayme! And, thanks for visiting my blog. I see that you’re in the Top 25 competition too – I hope you win (well, me too of course)!

    • Okay, I was wrong – I thought you were in the competition with me on Circle of Moms – I’m sorry! Well, if you were, I’d have voted for you – your blog is super cute. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love meeting other multiple moms!

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