Lexi Scherr

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Singer-Songwriter // 80s baby // Cub Fan // Illustrations & Doodles // Chicagoan in NYC //I like to cook & travel // lexischerr@gmail.com //

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Me and my best girl. 📷: @silv22
This cutie is 6 weeks old today!!
My favorite pictures these days are of these two.
Happy one month, Drew! 💖
Baby girl is THRILLED to be 4 weeks old today.
We are so happy our double rainbow baby is here. It’s been a small journey to become a family of three, and though we’re exhausted as only new parents can be, we are also the most happy.

For those who don’t know, a “rainbow baby” is one that comes after a pregnancy loss. Our daughter Drew came into existence after we experienced two pregnancy losses. 
My first miscarriage happened at home, on my birthday weekend in November of 2017. And exactly one year ago today, in the same hospital where I gave birth to our daughter, wearing the same hospital gown, I underwent a D & C for another miscarriage; this time “missed”. It’s easy to look at pretty pictures of a happy family, or a new baby on social media, and think everything is just so perfect. Behind the scenes, though, there may be heartache or struggle, and speaking from experience: the road to that happy place can be painful & certainly paved with misfortune. While we are happier than we’ve ever been, it took a lot to get here.

After the first miscarriage, I didn’t want to share the story - I just wanted to pretend it never happened. I felt like somehow I did something wrong. It was shameful to me that my body didn’t do what it was supposed to do, and I was sad that we’d gotten so excited about the pregnancy only to be let down just a week later. I was also incredibly jealous of the women in my life who “got it right” on the first try. Despite my feelings, I made the conscious choice to confide in close friends & family about the experience, and the more I opened up, the more it became glaringly clear: pregnancy loss is way more common than I was led to believe. Once I started sharing my story, others shared theirs back at me, and I stopped feeling so alone.

With all that said, here’s to rainbows, this crazy thing called life, & beautiful babies! We can’t wait to watch in awe as our little miracle grows.
My favorite face in the whole wide world. #3weeks
Thanks for visiting me, Aunt Ariel! 💖
Happy Fourth of July, everybody!
Loves her daddy. 💖
Baby “smiles” are the best.
She’s here! Say hello to Drew Monroe Silver - born 6/19/2019 at 4:24 pm - weighing in at 7 pounds, 12 ounces. My heart lives outside my body now. 🥰