Infertility/Pregnancy/Infant Loss Awareness Bracelet Giveaway

And with the morn those angel faces smile
Which I have loved long since and lost awhile.
~John Henry Newman

Today is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day. While my two suspected chemical pregnancies (never confirmed) don’t make me feel like I’ve experienced pregnancy or infant loss, many of my infertility friends have. Unfortunately, it seems to come with the territory.

SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is one way someone can lose a child. SIDS and Infertility share the same awareness ribbon, a half baby pink and half baby blue ribbon.  IMG_20131015_055203_975

I started making jewelry again (was doing some as a teen) and I really wanted to make a bracelet using a SIDS/Infertility Awareness ribbon charm. It took me a while to find a charm as it seems it isn’t one most places have. But I did finally find one.

So, in honor of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day, I want to give away one of these bracelets. If you have experienced pregnancy loss, infant loss, or have dealt with infertility, I’d love for you to enter the giveaway. 

Here are the details: IMG_20131015_054941_058

What you can win: A pink and blue bracelet with a SIDS/Infertility Awareness ribbon charm. It’s made of baby blue and baby pink genuine Swarovski Crystal beads, clear glass tear drop beads, sterling silver plated spacer beads, and a sterling silver plated heart toggle clasp. And a SIDS/Infertility Awareness charm, of course!

Start/End: The contest will start as soon as this post goes up and will end at 11:59 p.m. PDT on Monday, October 21, 2013.

How to enter:

  1. First of all, you MUST leave a comment on this post and tell me how pregnancy loss, infant loss, and/or infertility has touched your life (it doesn’t have to be a long explanation if you don’t want to). However, you can increase your chances of winning by doing the following:
  2. One (1) additional entry if you:  follow my blog. Leave a separate comment here and let me know you follow my blog.
  3. One (1) additional entry per day for each day you:  tweet about this contest. While you can tweet as many times as you want a day, only one per day will count! Don’t forget to @wifeyofasailor so I know you did it. Leave another comment with your Twitter name and the date/time you tweeted. IMG_20131015_055001_823
  4. One (1) additional entry if you: blog about it on your own blog. Again. leave a separate comment here and give me the link to your blog post.

How the winner will be chosen: I’ll choose the winner through random.org and that winner will have five days to respond to me and give me their name and mailing address, along with your wrist size (so I can make sure it fits!). I’ll send the bracelet via Priority Mail.

That’s it! Good luck!

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23 thoughts on “Infertility/Pregnancy/Infant Loss Awareness Bracelet Giveaway

  1. I do not want to enter the contest, I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your talents and also your journey. Not many people know of my loss since I don’t really know how to talk about it except in passing without crying or without dwelling on it for days. Thank you for your courage.

  2. First of all, what a lovely way to start off this day.
    Second, my story. I didn’t know how I was going to feel going into today as this is my first time “celebrating” as the mom to an angel. For 4 long years my husband and I have been struggling with trying to get pregnant. We knew from the beginning because of my husband’s condition that this wasn’t going to be an easy process but I never envisioned how long this process would take. After over two years of medication and 3 fresh IVF cycles we have only had one success but lost him at 9 1/2 weeks. It was the hardest time of my life. My angel gives me hope, though. He was perfect in every way and unfortunately, through a random event, we lost him and there was no preventing it. I have my angel baby looking over me right now as we are in the midst of our first ever FET and I am hoping we get our rainbow baby in July.

  3. I thought of you this morning when a friend posted about this day on Facebook, after facing a stillbirth. Please know that you’re in my thoughts & I’m sending healthy pregnancy vibes your way from middle America 🙂

  4. I would like to enter to win this bracelet for my friend who had a very late term miscarriage. She is such a beautiful lady, and inspiration.

  5. While I haven’t miscarried, I have several friends that have. The one that has touched me the most is my cousin who is more like my sister. She’s had 4 miscarriages, including two that happened between 14-16 weeks. The last one was hardest one me, knowing that that baby would have been so close in age to my munchkin.

  6. Infertility has affected my life in many ways. It almost ruined my marriage, drained my bank account and I swear I will never look at another pregnant belly the same way.

  7. Infertility has taken over my life. We have suffered for 6 years, experiencing our first success but only ending in a heartbreaking ectopic 6 days later. My heart hurts for all people who are affected. Thank you for doing this!

    P.S.I already follow you everywhere. I’m your east coast stalker. 😉

  8. I just started following (and reading) your blog! So interested to hear your story. My husband is in the Navy also and we have been dealing with infertility for 4.5 years. It is definitely not what we expected to happen but we are dealing with it!

  9. I found you through my good friend (IRL) Wendie (wee mason man’s mom). I honestly have a hard time reading your blog sometimes because although my son is turning two soon the pain and heartache we had trying to conceive him is still fresh and raw. It took us three years and eight months to conceive our son. We were actually actively paying off debt to raise funds for adoption when we found out we were pregnant. In that heartbreaking 3+ years we tried everything from opks & bbt to clomid & acupuncture. We saw three different specialists (I have unexplained infertility). And we suffered the heartache of losing one baby (very early in our pregnancy). Although the heart ache is still there after so many years, it was completely worth it. Not a day goes by that I don’t look at my son and think .. I would have waited a life time for you. I am sending you all the positive vibe and good thoughts in the World. I just know you will become a mother one way or another. Never lose hope!

    (sorry, didn’t mean to write a novel)

  10. I have experienced seven pregnancies. My first ended in mc. My second I was blessed with a beautiful boy. My third ended in mc. My fourth ended in an ectopic way past 10 weeks and ended up rupturing where they had to do surgery to remove the baby and my tube. My fifth I had another beautiful boy while battling mc and on blood thinners and other drugs to keep him. My sixth ended in mc. And my seventh I had a beautiful baby girl. My life was complete until this past April I lost my daughter at 2 months to SIDS. My world has since fallen apart and continues to be a daily and hourly battle.

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  12. I was going through Google to try and find jewelry and called everywhere I clicked on your bracelet that looked beautiful and this is were it lead me. I’m writing this and hoping to get it but I’m happy to share the story because no one should keep anything in about what they go through. I got pregnant and found out my baby had gastroschisis. Still know that I kept the pregnancy going know everything would be fine. I went through 2 days a week for 5 months monitoring everything with the baby. At 37 weeks my placenta stopped give the baby nutrients so I went in and they induced me. He came out crying and still beautiful then ever 5lb11oz Aug 4th. He went through 5 surgery to put the intestines back in but at the last one something didn’t seem right. I told the doctors something was wrong and they came up with excuses. He blew up and looked like a balloon the scariest think I ever saw. I demand him to go to Boston children hospital in December and when he got there they didn’t know what to think. They did their best. His liver started to fail and there was nothing I could do I held him in my arms and watched him take his last breath. That was the worst experience of my life and I wish no one would ever have to go through that. He passed at 5 months. Be is my angel in heaven watching over our family. I don’t have a blog or tweet but I’m happy to share and hope everyone talks about it because keeping it in will only make it worse. Your baby is still your baby be proud you went through it and be strong.

  13. Jen,

    I’m sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, the contested ended 11:59 p.m. PDT on Monday, October 21, 2013.

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