The Juggling Act

I didn't expect to be at the end of October with a still-pregnant-wife. Our doctors didn't expect that, either. But here we are. Kristen is still pregnant, Noah is still growing. Life feels a little like this right now. Only, I would never wear pants like that. At this point, I'm ready for [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:12:15+00:00October 30th, 2015|3rd Trimester, From Dads Who Know|0 Comments

Most of the time, I don’t have time to be scared

Because my wife, Kristen, is now on bed rest, my life has gotten busier. Immediately after she went on bed rest, I made some changes at work and went on semi-permanent night-shift. This suits me better because I'm a natural night owl. If I'm going to work and take care of things around the house, [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:13:08+00:00September 25th, 2015|2nd Trimester, From Dads Who Know|0 Comments

Consumed By Fear

I was never prepared for the part of parenthood that would force me to confront being consumed by fear on a daily basis. I am sure that fear is a constant state of being for parents who have never faced a loss of their child, but it is so prevalent after you do experience a [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:13:40+00:00September 2nd, 2015|From Dads Who Know, Parenting After Loss|2 Comments

New Territory

This past month has been a rather emotional one for me and Kristen. We are now past two important days: the one year anniversary of William's death and the gestational age in this current pregnancy where we lost William. Now we are almost at 25 weeks along with Noah. This means that our worries are [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:13:51+00:00August 21st, 2015|From Dads Who Know, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Greatest Insecurity

It is very difficult to handle any holiday after you experience the loss of your child. However, the holiday that bears the title of what you wanted to be, of what you are, and of what you are grieving is a whole another issue. For me, I felt that it was especially hard because my [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:15:20+00:00June 21st, 2015|From Dads Who Know, Parenting After Loss|0 Comments

8 Tips From A Doula For Partners

Your child's birth is a special date. You will meet your baby and fall in love all over again. You will witness the amazing power of your partner's body. And you might be challenged to remember to do everything 'right'. Listed below are some simple suggestions for you to plan around and to remember for [...]

Unforgivable Guilt

“How many children do you have?” “Is that your only kid?” These are the most innocent questions for most parents. When you’ve dealt with the loss of your own child, these questions often bring up difficult situations combined with uncompromising guilt. Everyone deals with grief in different ways, and I’m sure everyone deals with these [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:16:34+00:00April 29th, 2015|From Dads Who Know|0 Comments

Daddy Bonds – Part Two

In my last post, I talked a little about bonding with your baby before they are born. Today, I wanted to talk about bonding with your baby once they’ve arrived. You might be hoping that there will be a huge wave of relief once you have a live baby in your arms. That from here [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:18:35+00:00November 17th, 2014|From Dads Who Know, Uncategorized|0 Comments