Baby Rabies – Wordful Wednesday

I’m an aunt for the fourth time!

I got the news early yesterday morning that my newest nephew was born! Erik Thomas arrived at 4:21 on March 13, 7 lbs. 12 oz, 20.5 inches long, healthy and beautiful. I couldn’t be happier for my brother Colin and his wife Stephanie, as well as new big sister Abby!

Baby Rabies - Mama and Baby

I have a serious case of baby rabies…

I was hoping that we would have found ourselves pregnant by the time little Erik joined us, but unfortunately we have not been that lucky yet. Now that we have another tiny baby in the family, my case of baby rabies is stronger than ever.

I’m charting my temperatures and fertility signs like a mad woman, figuring out the optimal time for this and that, and David’s been really sweet about it. He wants another baby as much as I do. We have talked about this a lot, and we both feel like we cannot fully heal from losing Clara until we have another baby to hold and love and raise. Of course there’s a chance that we won’t ever be able to have another baby, but neither of us is ready to think about that possibility.

This cycle looks great for us, so we’re hoping that this will be the one… that we won’t have to wait out another 3 years of secondary infertility, like we did before we conceived Clara. All we can do is keep trying for our fourth baby, our rainbow baby.

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I'm Heather, a married mama of two teen girls, a stillborn baby girl (7/1/12), and a sweet and wild preschool girl (4/2/14). I've been blogging at The Destiny Manifest since 2001. I like to write about appreciating all of the beautiful little things that surround us, particularly in the face of grief, infant loss and mental health issues. Every day is an adventure!

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  • I am totally sending you Sticky Vibes for this cycle and that this is it for you and David, Heather!!! And congrats on your beautiful, little new nephew!! )

    • Thank you! I’m crossing my fingers!

  • Wishing you the best in your endeavor of having a little one. Be blessed!! Hope you will be able to stop by WW this week, Karren
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    • Thanks Karren! I’m linking up now! πŸ™‚

  • Stacy Harris

    Congratulations on your new nephew. There is nothing like seeing a new baby that makes you want to have another one even worse. We have already decided we are done, yet a part of me has the wants for another one. I keep talking myself out of it though. Sending positive vibes your way.

    • Thanks Stacy! I thought I was done in 2002… and apparently, I wasn’t. πŸ˜‰

  • Congrats on being an auntie again. Good luck!

  • Amy


  • Heather, I am praying for you and sending baby dust your way (if you believe in the power of prayer). I can’t even imagine what you went through with the birth of Clara. I am in tears as I write this. All my love to you and your family.

    • Thank you so much! I’ll take all the prayers and baby dust you can send!

  • angie

    CONGRATULATIONS! That’s amazing news and a good looking baby and mama!!! πŸ™‚

  • Super fun! I love the name Erik spelled with a K!

    (ΒΈΒ€ Lanaya | xoxo

  • Cyndi

    Congrats! And here’s to hoping you’ll have one, soon, too. πŸ™‚ Sending you hugs!

  • Congrats on the new little one in the family… and we’ll be praying for you about your rainbow baby!! Hoping to hear the good news soon πŸ˜‰

  • Betty Taylor

    I hope another baby is on the way for you. When you want something so badly it is hard. I am saying a prayer for this cycle. Congratulations on little Erik.

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