Tag: Family


Oh Baby!
Baby Haykin, Random, TheHaykins |
March 05, 2015

Oh Baby!

In the spirit of keeping our friends and family updated on baby news, I am going to cross post some of my blogs from my other site – Talia, She Wrote. You can find all baby related posts by using the ‘Baby Haykin’ category. And all big updates will be posted here –  thehaykins.com/baby...

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3/3/15
Family, Health |
March 03, 2015

3/3/15

Today was a hectic day. Meeting after meeting. Project after project. Email after email. I cranked all day. But there was something that was never far from my mind today. Today, our little girl, our second baby, was due. I felt such hope about that pregnancy. Surely after our first loss, G-d would help us keep this baby. All the signs were there. We found out we were pregnant on Dan’s birthday. The baby was due on 3/3, one of the alternate dates we picked for our wedding. But also, if the baby......

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3/3/15
Baby Haykin, Random, TheHaykins |
March 03, 2015

3/3/15

Today was a hectic day. Meeting after meeting. Project after project. Email after email. I cranked all day. But there was something that was never far from my mind today. Today, our little girl, our second baby, was due. I felt such hope about that pregnancy. Surely after our first loss, G-d would help us keep this baby. All the signs were there. We found out we were pregnant on Dan’s birthday. The baby was due on 3/3, one of the alternate dates we picked for our wedding. But also, if the baby......

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I have to stop feeling guilty for not writing. I get so busy with life and neglect my blogs and then I feel guilty for not writing and then the cycle continues. However, in recent days I have been sending people to my blog for a multitude of reasons and it has amplified my guilt… So here’s an update. After our two heartbreaking miscarriages last year, I am pregnant again and this one is looking really good. Currently I am 23 weeks and 4 days pregnant with a little boy. He will......

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It’s been a while…
Family, Health |
February 24, 2015

It’s been a while…

I have to stop feeling guilty for not writing. I get so busy with life and neglect my blogs and then I feel guilty for not writing and then the cycle continues. However, in recent days I have been sending people to my blog for a multitude of reasons and it has amplified my guilt… So here’s an update. After our two heartbreaking miscarriages last year, I am pregnant again and this one is looking really good. Currently I am 23 weeks and 4 days pregnant with a little boy. He will......

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What’s In A Name?
Family, Health, Judaism |
February 23, 2015

What’s In A Name?

This piece originally appeared at ModernLoss.com under the title “Call Me A Mother.” Understandably, it was edited and trimmed down. Here are my musings on my losses and what the hell to call me, in full ramble. “What’s on your mind?” asked Facebook. The empty box sat there. Staring at me. Prompting me to say something. Do you say something? What do you say? Who are you now? Mother’s Day, 2014. Not seven days earlier my husband and I lost our first baby. Perhaps we should zoom further back. My husband and I......

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Thanking G-d
Family, Health |
August 19, 2014

Thanking G-d

There are just moments when thanking G-d comes so easily. You don’t even think about it. Before you eat, after you eat, on shabbat, Rosh Hashanah… we all just say the prayers and don’t think about it. And then there are the moments when you choke over the praise. When tears fill your eyes and the words trip over your tongue. How can I praise you right now? How can I thank you for your wondrous blessings when I am hurting?...

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Twitter Spoofing

Recently, I had an interesting situation. A friend emailed me to tell me that someone was tweeting under a very similar username to mine, and mentioning my friends in the tweet. She had sent my usual “Shabbat Shalom” tweet on a Wednesday and @’ed my friends. Odd. I looked her up. Turns out, she had used my header image, my username, and every few hours… tweeted my tweets. I felt violated....

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Life|Love|Loss
Family, Health |
May 14, 2014

Life|Love|Loss

Life is full of love and loss. Anyone who tells you differently hasn’t lived. Dan and I have talked about this a lot lately. By deciding to start a family, we opened ourselves up to pain and hurt and sadness. We could have decided to wait longer or indefinitely. We could have planned more fun trips around the world, vacationing and buying ‘stuff’ but we both agreed that ‘really living’ includes children for us. Many children. And children, by default, bring happiness but also sadness and pain and challenges. They are an incredible......

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Blink of an eye

Life can change in a blink of an eye. Everything is so delicate. We may not realize it because our world is hard and fast but it’s not always. And in the most tragic times, we often close up on ourselves and stay quiet. We create a safe space and control that space. But as I think about this, I am reminded of an episode of the Dennis Prager show’s “Male/Female Hour.” He discusses the importance of having ‘couple’ friends that you can open up to. Often we lie or ‘vaguebook’ or......

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