our rainbow.

“It is understood that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of any storm. When a rainbow appears, it does not mean that the storm never happened or that we are not still dealing with its aftermath. It means 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’m bursting at the seams to announce that He Who Shall Not Be Named and I are expecting again . . . our rainbow baby is due to arrive on the first day of summer . . . June 21st.

(The online baby community refers to babies born following a loss to be rainbow babies . . . and having our rainbow due on the first day of summer seems very fitting!)

Another very special fact about our due date – it was He Who Shall Not Be Named’s beloved Grandma’s birthday. So, we’ve felt from day one that this pregnancy was meant to be and have hoped for the best.

Today I am 13 and a half weeks . . .  I’ve had five doctors appointments and tons of blood tests and scans and so far, so good! Nothing to cause any red flags or make me high risk . . . just a seemingly very healthy, baby BOY.

Yes, it’s a confirmed boy. We saw him this morning in all of his glory. He was even in there working away, practicing his breathing exercises. It was crazy cute!!!

I’m really excited to finally be “out of the closet” on here . . . but, as for Facebook? Well, we likely won’t do any elaborate or purposeful announcement (I’m kinda over that anyway thanks to Pinterest). We might acknowledge it around 20-22 weeks, or we might just let people catch on. We’ll see . . .

Anyway . . . here we go – boy, oh, boy!!!!!!


  1. AHHHHHHHH!!! I’m SOOO excited for you guys!! Another little boy!! That’s crazy that you already know he’s a boy! Congrats Alison! I couldn’t be happier for you!

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