Celebrate Your Rainbow Baby with New Designs!!!

Celebrate Your Rainbow Baby with New Designs!!!

WITH GREAT STORMS COME BRIGHTER RAINBOWS

Hey, Mama!  I hope you are having a great week!  At Audrey's Bear, we love celebrating life!  Which is why I am so excited to share the release of TWO new designs that are available in our shop now!  Made especially for mamas who have experienced child loss, these darling rainbow designs will help you welcome and celebrate the life of your sweet rainbow baby.

 

WHAT IS A RAINBOW BABY?

“After the turmoil and darkness of a storm, when light breaks through the clouds, sometimes we are lucky enough to see a rainbow.  

Like the miracle of a rainbow after a storm, many mamas refer to babies born after loss as their Rainbow Babies.  The rainbow doesn’t erase the storm, nor does the arrival of a new baby eclipse the tragedy of previous pregnancy loss.  

The rainbow sends a message of beauty, promise, and hope to those who see it.” - Mama Natural

 

 

CELEBRATING YOUR RAINBOW BABY 

Created to honor pregnancy loss and the various routes to motherhood, we’ve just launched two new Rainbow designs!!!  First up is Watercolor Rainbow.  SWOON!!!  Doesn’t it make for the most incredible  reminder of all the beauty that comes after the darkness?!!

Next up is Rainbow Arrow.  This darling design is the perfect way to celebrate your little rainbow!!!  

“What does it mean to be the mother of a miracle?  It means knowing  that every day is a blessing and a gift.  It means knowing that you are the luckiest person in the world, just to be a parent.  It means cherishing every moment, every breath with such intensity that you feel tears come to your eyes for no apparent reason.”  – K. Lena

 

THE JOURNEY AFTER LOSS

The loss of a child during pregnancy affects a massive number of mamas.  As do the emotional effects that last long after her loss.  It is suggested that 15-25% of pregnancies will end in miscarriage.  For those mamas, those losses can be devastating.

And while most women go on to mother again, speaking from personal experience, it is an incredibly emotional journey.  

A journey that gives us lifetime membership to a sisterhood of other mamas who know… Who understand. 

Our journeys are different.  Our experiences are not understood by regular mom circles.  We don’t fit into first time mom groups, as this is not the first time we were mamas.  Yet our rainbow baby’s firsts will take our breath away just as any other first-time moms.  The first laughs.  The first steps.  The first words.  Every bit of it magical.  Every bit of it a gift.  And none of it do we take for granted. 

We are mamas to rainbow babies. 

We are strong and courageous mamas. 

We are mamas who found hope and LIFE. AFTER. LOSS.

 

 

MY JOURNEY.

I’ve wanted to be a mom for as long as I can remember.  But for Daniel and me, our journey to parenthood didn’t come easily.  We experienced three miscarriages before the birth of our rainbow baby, Audrey. 

Three difficult miscarriages.

When I miscarried the first time, it broke me in a way that I didn’t think was possible.  The overwhelming emotions took over every inch of me.  The second one was even worse.  And the third, worse still. 

The sadness and physical emptiness is incomprehensible unless you’ve lived it.

Just as I recovered from the emotional toll of my final miscarriage, Daniel and I discovered we were pregnant once again. 

I still remember the joy.  The excitement.  But despite it being exactly what I had hoped for, I worried about everything. Every cramp.  Every kick.  Every lack thereof. 

Those nine months of waiting to meet our baby girl were hard. 

But nine emotional months after we learned we were pregnant for the fourth time, our beautiful Audrey arrived!!!  Our baby girl!  Our rainbow after our dark storm!

Audrey is proof that there IS life after loss.  She made me a mom.  She came into our lives and changed them for the better.

I still remember seeing this quote shortly after we discovered we were pregnant with Audrey, and it has always stuck with me…

“It is understood that the beauty of a rainbow doesn’t negate the ravages of any storm.  When a rainbow appears, it does not mean that the storm never happened, or that we’re not 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.”

After every storm there is a rainbow of hope.

And Audrey is our rainbow. 

 

CELEBRATE YOUR RAINBOW

As with all of our other designs, both Rainbow Designs can be customized to fit you and your baby perfectly!  Work with your designer to create a personalized gift especially for your Rainbow Baby.   

And remember, for every swaddle purchased, we will donate a swaddle to a baby in a NICU or pediatric cancer center. Find both new designs in our shop here and here

xxxxx

Rachel

 

Adelynn & Everleigh Photo Credit: Alaska Photography & Design.

Rachel Quarnberg

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