In Memoriam

Sad news to share. On June 1, at my 12-week OB appointment, we discovered that our little Sprout had passed away. S/he was only measuring 10 weeks and had no heartbeat. I had two ultrasounds to confirm - one on a portable u/s machine, performed by my midwife, and one on a higher-quality machine, performed by a trained u/s technician. This picture is from the latter ultrasound.

I was shocked, and devastated, especially since four weeks previously I had seen Spout's lovely heartbeat flickering on the ultrasound screen. 

My OB recommended a D&C, since natural miscarriages can be harder and more prone to complications the further along you are. 

I agreed with his recommendation, and had the D&C yesterday. Thankfully everything went smoothly. 

We named the baby Francis. S/he will be buried at our local Catholic cemetery on Saturday. 


  1. I'm so sorry to hear this. Praying for your healing mama's heart.

  2. Love to you! What a beautiful little life. Francis will live forever, praise God! Can't wait till the heavenly reunion. <3

  3. I am so sorry. I will pray you and your family.

  4. I am so sorry, may God and His Angels and Saints comfort you during this time. Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for JoAnna and her family! Little St. Francis, pray for us!

  5. We miss you already, baby Francis. May Jesus comfort your momma. Love you, JoAnna.

  6. Dear Francis' Mom and Dad, There is so much that you won't get to do with this child. I'm sorry. Thank you for welcoming another life on this earth with love and joy. Love, Your Church Family

  7. Oh, JoAnna, I am sorry. Prayers for you and your family as you grieve.

  8. Prayers for your recovery, St. Francis Pray for us !

  9. I'm so sorry for your loss, praying for you and your family


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