Baby Loss Community

"When a baby is born, it's a mother's instinct to protect the baby. When a baby dies, it's the mother's instinct to protect their memory." ~ Author Unknown.

My heart goes out to you in the warmest way, as you find yourself reading this blog entry. Whether you have suffered the loss of a pregnancy, an infant, or child - - the loss is unimaginable to those who have not walked in your shoes, I'm simply sorry for your hurt.

We lost our Isaac on April 8, 2009 to the heartbreaking birth defect Anencephaly, in which the neural tube does not close properly in the most early days of pregnancy. We carried Isaac, alive and well, nearly full term. He was born living and we were blessed with 70 miraculous minutes with him. Our hellos and goodbyes were entwined together as we were overjoyed to meet him, while at the same time our hearts were breaking as we said goodbye. The days, weeks, and months after he died were especially distressing. Our minds could not wrap around the loss we suffered yet it was extremely important to us that we find ways to remember him in our home and in our every day lives.

One thing I made for Isaac, was his baby board. Although you cannot clearly see below, the writing through his name reads "loved now and through all eternity". There was something very soothing to me to see his name displayed in our home, it was a simple expression of love and remembrance.

In March of 2012, Baby Boards was born. You can find us on Facebook: - Baby Boards is Isaac's legacy - his love and memory live through the work that I do. Over the last year and a half, Baby Boards has grown into something I never imagined. It has been a immense blessing and honor to work with such an incredible group of women and their sweet babies. It is an important work, and it is a healing work. My heart has become more complete as I remember Isaac and also your babies. Nothing is more precious to me. Families are everything, and without mine - my immediate family AND my Loss Community Family, my life does not have meaning.

I hope that your heart can find some comfort here. I hope that we can grieve together and support each other on this road we travel.

Baby Boards has two support groups, for those who are interested:

General (all inclusive) Grief Support:

Support for those who are trying to conceive after loss OR already ARE expecting after loss:

Lots of Love from my heart to yours,


  1. this is beautiful!!! i definitely want one! i have to think of what i want on it. If I order one for my angel, and one for my rainbow (so I can hang them together in the house) My raibow's would be the original price right? Oh my, now the hard part of figuring out the words I want written accross:-)

  2. Thank you for providing these beautiful boards to remember our little angels.

  3. I love this idea. I have sent you an email to order one.
    Claire xx

  4. These are so beautiful. I can't wait for my Daisy's board to arrive!

  5. I got my Sully's board today. I. Love. It. Thank you so much!

  6. Hi Misty,
    I just wanted to let you know my baby board arrived and I absolutely love it! I have ot on the window ledge my one of the pictures I have of Daisy. Thank you so much. I'm so glad you were able to add the flower too. The colours look great and it's a cheerful and positive way for us to remember Daisy, even while we to grieve her loss.
    Thank you,

  7. Hi Misty,
    I just recieved my baby board. I LOVE it! It is beautiful.
    Thank you so much,

  8. What a lovely idea. I love how your sons name and memory live in your home. Our loss is so new that I haven't quite figured out how to incorporate much into our home. Heck, I'm still trying to fit back into our home.

  9. what a nice idea! Joining you from Tesha's Tears...much love to you!