EllaLu Boutique -- For Love of the Yeats Babies

EllaLu Boutique sells fun and fresh fabrics, notions and boutique handmade goodies!  Tutu sets, aprons, handmade children's clothing, boutique patterns, and more!

A BIG THANK YOU to the wonderful folks behind EllaLu for their contribution of flannel that has made this diaper donation possible!
The SLC Diaper Divas transformed this fabric into diapers in memory of The Yeats Babies.  My good friend Ally shares her story of love, loss, and hope...

"Where to begin? I guess I'll start with the fall day I got a message from Megan asking if Teeny Tears could donate diapers in our babies' memory. It was a fall day, I was getting ready to mow the lawn. In that moment my world momentarily stopped. Someone other than my husband and I was recognizing my lost pregnancies as babies. I dug into the bag of Cheetos my son left on the counter. Dug deep. I am Ally. Husband to Jason and I am Mom to one perfect-for-me son and 7 miscarried babies. I count my blessings to have Zach. He is the light of my life.

When you asked me what I wanted to be when I was young, the answer was always a mom. When I got married, a family was always in the plans for Jason and me. After having no clues to any infertility issues and 4 years of marriage, we were ready. Within 3 months, I was pregnant. It had been so easy. Then I miscarried, six weeks later. Two years went by, it happened again. After my third and forth pregnancies, miscarriages and another year, we decided to see a specialist. With some new information and understanding, we got pregnant again after one month. I miscarried on Mother's Day. After a few months of unsuccessful treatments, I decided that a much needed break from charting and medicine taking and stress! We got pregnant again in December. I was elated and cautious. Excited and nervous. My husband assured me that this had to be our time. And as heaven would have it, our darling boy was born on August 31st. He's 4 now. We've miscarried again...twice since 2008.

But there is still hope. Hope for those babies. Hope for our family to expand. Even if by just one. I am humbled to be included with you moms that have been further along than I was. My heart aches for you. My arms ache for more babies and as I type this that lump in my throat has returned as I try to be brave.

I guess more than anything, I'm grateful. Grateful to have Zach. He's my reminder. I am a Mom. God is good. Blessings abound. Life while challenging at times, is wonderful. And you can never give up hope. Hope for momentary lost angel babies and future full arms and hearts."  ~Ally
SLC Diaper Divas Vanessa and Megan B. were able to make some beautiful diapers, including these sweet boy diapers from the Mod Tod Fabric Trio.
We were able to donate 62 diapers for 31 families at the Touro Infirmary in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Thank, you, EllaLu! And don't forget to like EllaLu on Facebook!

6 comments:

Nicole said...

This brings tears to my eyes. I would love so much for you to have another baby. You are a wonderful mom to Zach and just know how much love you have to give. Zachary means "gift from God" and that is definitely what you received. I would agree that your losses Gould be counted with the others. I hope that one day your earthly family will increase!

Vanessa Pollard said...

An amazing story and I can tell you are a fantastic family. I am so pleased to hear you finally were able to be parents to adorable Zach.

Kat Biggie said...

Oh honey I'm so sorry for all that you have been through. Those are beautiful diapers, a beautiful donation. In honor of your beautiful babies! And so thankful for Zach!

Nancy said...

Wow Ally, 7! We've had 3 and everyone of them was so hard. I'm right there with you. Infertility is miserable, and doing fertility treatments is like getting on a huge roller coaster and you're not entirely sure you even want to get on. It's so hard. You are amazing, and Megan I can't even imagine what you've been through. Being a Mom is the best and hardest job in the world. Every baby is a miracle :)

Nancy said...

Megan I wanted to share my friend Stephanie's story with you. She is amazing and has been through so much.

http://www.karalaynephotographyblog.com/2012/07/24/silent-pleads-blurred-vision/

Kim Hamilton said...

Ally, Hugs! You are such a wonderful mother and you truly mother so many more than your own (including mine)! Those precious babes are just waiting patiently for their mommy to hold them again, and I know you will!