Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Miscarriage and Infant Loss

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

You should of arrived here from ______Alicia______, 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.

As you may know, I have 4 angel babies myself. I was lucky enough to have my friend, Shell, create the beautiful badges on my sidebar that helps me remember my Angel babies ALWAYS! 

I made this for all the mother's who have lost a child. My heart goes out to all the mother's who have lost a baby! I wanted to do this project because I think it is important that we help each other get through these hard times and just be there for one another.
Thank You for taking the time reading my blog! This means a lot to me.

You are now off to _Connie____ Blog. 

Here is the lineup should you get lost:


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Craftaholics Anonymous Giveaway!

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

MelissaO-Blog Candy


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Guess who is  back 

I miss my crafting friends.... Come back later this month and see my new projects that I am working on! 
Just wanted to announce that I am coming back in full force and will be showing off some things that I am working on till I get my Cameo back up and running! 
Miss you all!