Noah's upcoming birthday (submit your baby's name!)

Noah's 3rd birthday & the anniversary of his death are rapidly approaching. I admit this is a bittersweet time of year for me and I've had some tough days again. Add to the fact of just having our 7th baby & seeing the bond between the 2 youngest form just makes me ache even more for him to be here with us. I should be seeing my 2 year old, 1 year old & newborn all interacting together while keeping me so crazy busy, but instead, the hole Noah left in our family is painfully obvious.

And if you, my fellow babyloss mama, are like myself and really struggling today with missing your baby, let me offer you a huge (((hug))). Then go and read this reminder and be encouraged. . .

"It takes invincible strength to mother a child you can no longer hold, see, touch or hear. You are a superhero mama. I see you fall down and get up, fall down and get up, over and over again. I notice the grit and guts it takes to pry yourself out of bed every single day and force your bloodied feet to stand up and keep walking. . .

You're the mother of all mothers.

Truly the most inspiring, courageous, loving mother there is- a warrior mama through and through.

For even in their death you lovingly mother them still."*

Yes this.  I will always be mothering Noah! This is why I do what I do. This is why we celebrate his birthday with cake surrounded by those who love & remember Noah and support us in keeping his memory alive.

To help us celebrate Noah's 3rd birthday, I decided this year to do what I did last year in his honor and am awaiting the arrival of 3 blue sky lanterns to record the names of YOUR babies gone too soon. I know how much it means to me to have people remember my son & speak his name so I would be honored to remember your children along with Noah. I will write the names on the sky lanterns, take pictures of their names, put the pictures to music and will post it here to share with you all later in July. This includes your child that died at any point in pregnancy or after, every life no matter how brief is unique, precious & deeply loved and missed.

I created a simple form for you to fill out your baby's name(s). This just makes it easier for me as it will put all the names on a spreadsheet for me so I don't miss anyone. Last year I was honored to write 91 babies names & look forward this year to remembering your baby as we celebrate Noah's precious life. Please feel free to share this post among your babyloss circles as well.

For those that don't know, I have a name album of Noah's name. Many people from all over have submitted creative ways they took pictures of Noah's name. I always love to add more pictures to his album so if you have a few minutes, feel free to tap into your creative side and take a picture of Noah's name and post it on the fan facebook page.

Here's the video from last years lantern release:

*This excerpt was quoted from this wonderful article by Angela Miller. 


  1. I added Finley's name, and I will find a way to write Noah's name and honour him for his birthday. Thanks for including the rest of us mamas missing our babies <3

  2. I added Dylan's name. Thank you for honoring all of our angels!

  3. Beautiful post I love how you give back on Noah's day, you are a wonderful mommy to him. Hope you delivery went smooth I am curious if yo had a boy or girl and the baby's name:) Praying for you during this time.

  4. so true about us mamas! thanks Jenn!

  5. What an amazing idea! Thank you so much! I have really been having a tough time with Reese and Scotlyns' birthday approaching. I will love to see this♥


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