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Tiny Bloom

One man and a woman is holding flowers in their hands and holding hands together.

And then there was another little love.

There are all kinds of love in this world, but never the same love twice.

- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Bjork and I are so excited and nervous and just everything about this tiny bloom.

She's a she (!!), and she's 18 weeks, and we're taking it one day at a time while staying cautiously hopeful that we will get to bring her home with us this fall.

To be honest, most days it's hard to know exactly how to talk about this. Every sentence out of my mouth starts with “if” instead of “when.” Most women feel more safe the further along they are in a pregnancy, but I am acutely aware that there really is no safe zone ever. And that's really not a good thing to know.

The one thing I do know for sure how to say is thank you so much for all your messages of love and support over the last year through the loss of our baby boy Afton. We will miss him forever, and you've carried that love so beautifully with us.

Even though it's “just a food blog,” I have to say, you are all the best people on the internet. I can just feel it through the screen.

So here's to new loves, old loves, and the rarity of each love in our lives. 💛

Baby girl says hello.


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    I don’t even know you and I’m tearing up because I’m so happy for both of you.

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      I don’t know you either but I’ve followed your loss journey and have been hoping for a post like this!!
      Pure JOY! So excited for you. Keep the faith – we are all pulling for you!

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          Me too! I’m am beyond excited for you and I don’t even know you in person. Sending every ounce of positive and healthy thoughts your way Lindsay!

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            Same for me! I’ve never commented either but was also hoping for a post like this. Sending so many well wishes your way!

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      Same! I am so, so thrilled for you both! I’m keeping you, Bjork, this little love, and Afton, in my thoughts. Heck, I’m not even religious, and I immediately sent up a little prayer for your family.

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      Same! Praying for you to have peace and joy these next few months as you prepare to meet your tiny bloom face to face!

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      Same! Congratulations Lindsay and Bjork, praying baby girl grows well and you have a safe and happy pregnancy and birth. Claire x

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      I am so honored that you’ve included us in your journey and had so hoped for news like this. All the love and joy to you and Bjork.

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    Unbelievably happy for you both, you have shown love over the past year in incredible ways. Your vulnerability and honesty has been both heart wrenching and uplifting. Wishing you all the love and happiness xx

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    I love, love, love the way you write. I never wrote to you about your loss because I thought it would never convey my sincere feelings. Thank you for sharing your journeys with us. You and Bjork have something special and I have a feeling, she will be your ridiculously special bundle of joy you bring home. We are rooting for you, Bjork and Baby girl!

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    Sending love and prayers! I am so happy and excited for you!!

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    I never comment, but wanted to say that you found the perfect quote at the front. I have experienced (very early) pregnancy loss, and it was hard to balance the grief for the baby I lost with the joy and hope and anxiety about the one to come. And to remember that love for one does not take away love for the other. I will be hoping so hard for you here.

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    Oh Lindsay, so wonderful! It must be so happy and scary for you all at once. We are all rooting for you and baby, every day. ❤️

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    Lindsay, my sweet internet friend, I have been waiting for this post. I’m THRILLED for you and Bjork. Praying for a healthy and happy pregnancy. You are strong and so is little miss!

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    Oh, what happy news! ♥️ Praying for a healthy pregnancy and delivery for you and your sweet girl.

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    I am so incredibly happy to hear your news. I read along when you lost your sweet Afton and as we had our own battle with infertility and finally got pregnant after our second IVF. I’m also 18 weeks pregnant with our sweet baby girl and scared every day, but also enjoying this time. I hope you’re able to find peace during this pregnancy, and I can’t send you enough good wishes!

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    This post was absolutely the best thing to wake up to on a Monday morning ever. Prayers and love to your family.

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    The minute I saw the title of this post I felt SO overwhelmingly thrilled for you guys! You both deserve all the happiness in the world and I know baby girl already knows how loved she is! Can’t wait to follow along <3

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    Just got goosebumps! Couldn’t be more thrilled for you both. Crossing everything for you, with love from Brisbane, Australia xo

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    I literally just screamed a bit and teared up – I was wondering if this would be happening soon! I was pregnant at the same time you were pregnant with Afton and remember when you gave birth to him. I am so excited for you two and to hear more about this pregnancy!!!

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      Sending you white light and wishing you peace and happiness! So happy for you!!