Friday, February 26, 2010

Ask Ashley

How I have changed in the past few months.

* My favorite color went from pink to Red & Navy Blue
* I used to write my new last name while scribbling, but now I scribble Nolan
* My addiction to nursery planning and outfit shopping, I shop for anchors
* My blog roll used to be expecting mothers, now it's babyless mothers
* Used to listen to random music, now I search for music with meaning close to my heart
* I used to google my name to see what pops up, now I google Nolan to see what treasures I can find with his name.

I think I could go on and on. This just sparked my interest when I was shopping the other day and noticed I am drawn to anything red or blue and it used to be pink. So I started making a mental list of things that have changed and this is what I came up with.

So I have an idea. I want to do another "Get to know Ashley" post. These posts are always my favorites on other blogs. Feel free to email me or leave a comment asking any question and over the weekend I will make a post answering them all. It can be a question about Nolan, my life, my likes/dislikes... I don't care. I want to have fun with this, plus I have many new readers since being featured on Lynette's blog and would like to give them a chance to ask any questions.

You can email me at

Have fun with this guys!


mrs.messi said...

Hey, Ashley,

I just found you through Friday Follow. Your story brought tears to my eyes. What a strong and amazing woman and mother you still are.

Many blessings to you in the future!


PS Now following :)

Cecilia said...

Feel free not to answer if you don't feel comfortable...

Do you have an idea of how things will be different if you decide to get pregnant again? We have met with new doctors up here, but I'm always curious what other preeclampsia/HELLP moms have been told. It just seems like other diagnoses get specific plans (a new med, etc), but I feel kind of helpless as far as preeclampsia treatments go. I'm trying not to let that discourage me, but it's hard sometimes.

With Out My Punkin said...

Thanks for sharing!

Jill said...

So many things have changed for me as well. Even some of the simplest and smallest things.

I like your "get to know Ashley" post. I guess my question would be, how did you decide on the name Nolan? I love that name! : )

jamie said...

funny how sometimes we don;t ever realize how much we are changed until we think of all the small things that are different too.

Here's a question for you - say you had a high profile public career( example - famous pr rep, musician, artist or even spoiled party crazy heiress) what would it be?

Michelle Karr said...

Thank you for sharing how you have changed! I now want everything pink since my baby girl died. I am glad to hear that I am not the only one who has changed colors!!

Maggie said...

I've changed in so many ways too. I like your idea of a "Get to know Ashley" topic! Jill already asked my question-how did you come up with Nolan's name? I love it too. :)

Andrea said...


*I find meaning in LITTLE things
*I never knew how beautiful the sky was
*I never viewed a RAINBOW like I do now
*I see "signs" of Christian everywhere
*I cry all the time, not sad tears, but just tears when something touches me

I AM CHANGED, but not for the worse, for the better, for I was truly blessed by a "small miracle"...and I would not change it, even though it hurts so badly :)

I love your post idea and will be tuning in to read more about your sweet self :)


Brie said...

Okay, a couple about life as a babyloss mama, and one random one..

1. What's the best thing anyone has said to you since losing Nolan...something that just comforted you and made you know that they really do care and understand how heartbreaking your loss has been?

2.Thinking ahead...any future baby names? Will you use Nolan in any part of your next child's name? I ask this because we plan on using our little girl's name as a middle name for a future daughter, if we are blessed enough to have another girl.

3. How'd you and Chris meet? We know all about the proposal and wedding..but where/how'd you meet?

joeandbridge said...

Hi There! I'm poking around all the Friday Follow blogs! I'm your newest follower! Hope you can visit me!

Bridgette Groschen
The Groschen Goblins

Kimberly said...

I found you over at kelly's korner. I am new to your blog. I was wondering who is that adorable boy in the picture with you and the anchors?

*Laura Angel said...

If you go to lunch with one person who would it be?

Beth said...

It's so true... so much has changed... I also see strollers everywhere and wish I had it that way for myself. And for me, I hoard pink puppies... we have a pile of them... and I want EVERYTHING to be pink now.. I am always wearing pink.. if my shirt, socks, pants, scrub tops... arent pink, then I wear pink underwear. I also wear a pink cross.