October - Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month with Coco Bands.

 "According to the American Pregnancy Association, out of the roughly six millions pregnancies that occur each year in the United States, about two million end in a loss including:   
  • Miscarriage
  • Termination (medical and non-medical)
  • Ectopic pregnancies
  • Molar pregnancies
  • Stillbirth
  • Inadequate prenatal care
  • Prematurity
  • Low birth rate
  • Various birth defects"
"Also each and every day, 13 babies will be lost to SIDS and other sudden, unexpected infant deaths; more than 70 new parents will have listened sadly their stillborn baby’s silence; and countless lives will be lost to miscarriage and other causes of infant death." - SOURCE

After personally losing a couple of pregnancies, by unfortunately experiencing 2 of those conditions listed,
this topic is very sensitive to my little family and very dear to my heart.

 October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

For me, not only does this give us an opportunity to raise awareness on this topic, but it also gives women who have, or have yet to experience these issues a feeling of comfort that there are many others who have gone through these same trials and difficulties.

In observance of this month, I wanted to highlight a product that not only looks great but also, for the month of October, will be giving part of their proceeds to this great cause.

This beyond darling sparkly silver headband I have on is called a Coco Band.
I have run with it ever since it arrived in my mailbox.
It keeps all those baby hairs and flyaways tucked back so wonderfully.
They are non slip headbands that are for running or every day use.

I have never been able to wear headbands because I have serious headache problem :)
But I can honestly say that I have been headache free with these comfortable cute headbands.
I have this THIS sparkly silver one as well as THIS hot pink sparkly one and I LOVE them.
I am also "oooowing" and "awwwing" over these adorable Mommy and Me headbands she sells!

You can find Coco Bands ETSY shop HERE as well as their Instagram account HERE.
From now until Sunday October 19th you can get 15% off your Coco Bands purchase with the code MRANDMRS .

A way to look cute and donate a little to a good cause :)

I know people experience the pain of loosing a pregnancy or a newborn child daily and my heart hurts for all of you.

 Life has had a few more sad days than we would like lately,
and one too many doctor appointments for the "not so happy reasons".

A sweet friend sent me this poem the other day and it brought tears to my eyes.
Exactly what I needed to hear.

It's so fitting for the awareness outlined this month.

"Daddy please don't look so sad,
Momma please don't cry.
Cause I'm in the arms of Jesus,
And he sings me lullabies.

Please try not to question God,
Don't think He is unkind.
Don't think he sent me to you
And then changed his mind.

You see I'm a special child,
I am needed up above.
I'm the special gift you gave Him,
A product of your love.

I'll always be there with you,
So watch the sky at night.
Look for the brightest star
And know that's my halo's brilliant light.

You'll see me in the morning frost
That mists your window pane.
That's me in the summer showers,
I'll be dancing in the rain.

When you feel a gentle breeze
from a gentle wind that blows.
Know that it is me
Planting a kiss upon your nose.

When you see a child playing
And your heart feels a tug,
Don't be sad mommy,
That's just me giving you a hug.

So daddy don't look so sad.
And momma please don't cry.
I'm in the arms of Jesus
And he sings me lullabies!"

For those sweet people who have been affected by this cause take comfort that you are never alone in the process.

Karina Marie Powell


  1. I can't imagine what it's like to lose a baby but knowing the sound of Harper's heart beat and the thought of never hearing it again is unfathomable. Thinking of you this month dear friend as well as all the other mamas with babies in heaven.

  2. Thank you for sharing. That poem was needed today.

  3. Sending out a big hug to you and all other mamas who have ever lost a child, no matter how old. Many of us have hopes and dreams for our little ones from the first time we s see that faint little line. What a beautiful poem. As for me, I'm in the other end of the pregnancy spectrum. We'd like another baby but can't get pregnant! I'm just trying to trust that God knows.the bigger picture and that all will be okay.

  4. The older I get the more I realize how many of my close personal friends and family have been affected by a loss of pregnancy. It breaks my heart, but also gives me hope knowing that so many women have experienced this on some level and that gives some comfort of knowing none of us is truly alone.

  5. thinking of you and your sweet sweet family!
    you are amazing. continue doing good things for the world and your community.

    love you so much.

  6. You are such a beautiful person Karina. Thank you for supporting a cause that is so near and dear to so many. I just made my headband purchase.

  7. Ah! this made me cry. I have lost two to miscarriage and never realized how common it was, unfortunately. Thank you for this post!

  8. Lots of love to you, Karina... you are a caring, compassionate soul.

  9. That poem is the sweetest ever!! I'm printing that asap! What a perfect reminder that God's plan is bigger than us, and that He wants us to turn to Him for comfort!
    Once again, I'm soooo sorry you've experienced this loss!! We are praying for you! So much love for your family!! xoxo

  10. Tears to my eyes sweet friend - I am so sorry that you are experiencing these sad and testing times. You are in my thoughts and prayers all the time x

  11. You are so sweet, Karina. I'm so sorry for your losses- I can't even imagine the pain you are going through right now. You are in our thoughts and prayers! Love you!

  12. This post has me in tears. I pray for you and your family and I know you will have many more beautiful babies. Love your soul.

  13. I read this back when you first posted it, and I thought it was so perfect. Today, I experienced my own miscarriage. I came back to your blog and reread the poem. Thanks so much for sharing. It was very comforting.

  14. I can't even imagine but amazing that you're speaking out and raising awareness. Prayers for you during this month. Thanks for sharing lovely!

  15. Thank you for this post. I especially love the poem included. I am the mommy to three beautiful, healthy children and consider myself more than blessed; however, two short weeks ago I learned that I was losing my baby that I was carrying. This precious little life came and went so quickly. Having had three perfectly healthy pregnancies, I had a hard time (and sometimes continue to) believing it was even true. My husband and I find peace knowing that this was God's plan.

    I am very sorry for your losses