Wednesday, October 15, 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 Lori'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: 


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.

In the past 3 months my family welcomed our first Angel baby in the form of my Nephew Aaron. He was born stillborn 3 weeks before he was due. My project to day is in memory of my Precious Angel Nephew. 

For my Project I made a Candle that I will use and a Candle that my Mom will use as part of the Nation Wave of Light tonight that starts at 7:00 p.m.

I used Glade Candles and vinyl using my silhouette and a cut file from and Little Scraps of Heaven

Aaron's theme has been Teddy Bears and it's become his nickname so I had to add a teddy bear (who's actually a lion but looks like a teddy bear) 

I will post a video tomorrow showing how I made the teddy bear candle if you would like to check back

You are now off to Alicia's Blog

Here is the lineup should you get lost:


  1. Im so sorry for the loss of your nephew. That candle is a very sweet way to honor and remember him.
    I've lost 2 little angels, so I will light and extra candle tonight for Aaron

  2. What a beautiful way to personalize this candle to remember your nephew. He will always be a light in your life.

  3. Your candle is wonderful. What a beautiful way to honor little Aaron.
    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,

  4. Beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This is amazing Carla! I will also be participating in the Wave of Light this evening! Your tribute to baby Aaron will be lit proud! I will be thinking of you and your families sweet angel this evening! Thank you for participating in this hop! Hugs!

  6. Sorry to hear about your loss and that candle is so sweet... TFS

  7. HUGS to your family!!! What a beautiful candle and tribute to your nephew baby Aaron! Thinking of you today!!

  8. What a wonderful way to tribute your nephew. Very adorable candle!

  9. So many things I like about this - the font is delicate, the wings are a perfect explanation and the lion/bear shadow is great! Hugs to you today.
    michelegreen120 @

  10. Thank you for sharing your family's story and participating in the blog hop. I like the font used on the candle and what a clever idea with the lion/bear.

  11. What a great way to honor your nephew. Prayers to you and your family. Miranda

  12. how very sweet, I am so sorry for your loss. i would like to say it gets easier, but it may take years and even decades...more children do not replace your nephew. bless all your family on this day!

  13. Wonderful tribute to your nephew.


  14. What a great project! I love that you created a candle to light in remembrance of your nephew. Thank you for being part of this hop and what a wonderful tribute to your sweet angel baby nephew. loves-Scrappin Madge

  15. What a great way to remember little Aaron. Thanks for sharing this blog hop it has been great to see everyone post and remember those special little ones we've lost too early.

  16. Thanks you so much for being a part of my special Hop!This is beautiful!

  17. Good Morning Carla, I'm so sorry for your all loss. I know baby Aaron has an amazing family who loves him and I know you all will see him again one day. I love the candles you created. This is a beautiful way to cherish and remember him. HUGS An'Jenic-

  18. Such a wonderful way to remember Aaron, a beautiful candle. Thank you for sharing.
    Robin L.