Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness Month Blog Hop

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

You should of arrived here from Connie's Blog, if not, please start at the beginning at Jessica's Blog! 

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: 

** http://miscarriage.about.com/od/riskfactors/a/miscarriage-statistics.html

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.

For my project I would like to share with you a digital layout that I made of our little Angel. Who knew dressing her up as an Angel on her first Halloween that she would later become an Angel watching over us.

The kit that I used for this layout is...

"An Angel Watching Over Me"
Designed By...
Boomer Girl

You are now off to Sarah Blog. 
Here is the lineup should you get lost:


  1. Robin, your Angel is beautiful, and I'm sorry for your loss. There's really no words. Your layout is adorable <3

  2. Beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Oh Robin! I didnt know you also had four Angel babies! Shell made my badges as well! Your layout is a beautiful tribute to your angel! Thank you for being a part of this hop! Hugs!

  4. What a Beautiful Layout! Thinking about you today! TFS God Bless

  5. What a beautiful baby girl - she is indeed an angel!! Your layout is precious!! I am so sorry for your loss!! HUGS to you today!!

  6. Your angel baby is beautiful. I am so glad you have this sweet photo to help you remember those cherished memories. You are in my prayers.
    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,

  7. So sorry about your little angel. Your tribute to her is beautiful.

  8. What an adorable layout! She is so precious! Thank you for sharing.

  9. She was gorgeous in her angel costume! Very nice layout to remember her by.
    michelegreen120 @ gmail.com

  10. Oh Robin, what a beautiful Layout! I am sorry for your loss! Hugs and prayers my friend!

  11. Such a beautiful LO, thank you for sharing your story and your willingness to participate in the blog hop.

  12. Just adorable. I love how you did your layout. Hugs from your BL Sistah!!!

  13. Robin she is so beautiful! A REAL precious angel! Bless you!

  14. Your layout is a beautiful tribute to your Angel Baby. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss.


  15. Tears in my eyes cause I can't seem to stop the feeling the sorrow. Precious LO you made. Lots of hugs cause no words can express for the loss. Great being in the hop with you & coming from BL group H too

  16. Prayers!! love the layout, that's precious!! TFS Bloggie Love Janet

  17. This is just precious. I am so heartbroken for you and your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thanks for being in this hop and sharing. Loves-Scrappin Madge

  18. What a beautiful precious Angel indeed! I am so sorry for your loss Robin. Your tribute to her is wonderful and I can only imagine how blessed you were having her in your life. Sending you many hugs and prayers my friend. Scrappy hugs, Connie

  19. Good Morning Robin, this is such a beautiful layout of you sweet baby. My heartaches for your loss. HUGS An'Jenic

  20. Beautiful layout, very moving blog hop. Sending Love and prayers (BL)

  21. Very sweet layout. So very sorry for your loss. (BL)

  22. It's amazing how strong of a woman you are. I love this layout of your angle. This is such a meaningful hop all of you ladies put together. Thanks for sharing.

    Tammy S
    Bloggie Love