"The term Rainbow Baby is the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of the storm. When a rainbow appears, it doesn't mean the storm never happened or that the family is not still dealing with its aftermath. What it means is that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and clouds. Storm clouds may still hover but the rainbow provides a counterbalance of color, energy and hope."
Here is our "Rainbow Baby" due to arrive January 31, 2014.
It's taken fourteen weeks and two ultrasounds, but we are finally ready to share the next leg of our journey.
During the last few weeks, I have been creating a series of posts that have been hanging around in draft form detailing what these first few months have held for us. I honestly have not yet decided whether I will choose to share those here, in Aaron's space, or whether I will create a new space for sharing this part of our journey. Part of me believes that this next step is very much a part of Aaron's life, as he is still very much a part of ours. The other part of me doesn't want to overwhelm the place that began for him with the story of his baby brother or sister.
I suspect that, in the end, I will choose to continue on in this space because it would be impossible to separate the story of this pregnancy from the story of our first son. And I wouldn't want to, even if I could.