New Sweeties to Celebrate


On Wanted Chosen Planned, I share my story of losing a baby and having children afterwards – BUT I also dream of this being a community place. I welcome guest blog posts from individuals and families. If people need someone to talk to, I’m available (easily reached by email: Plus, I have dedicated this whole online community to not only my son Zachary, but all the children of those who find themselves here.

Celebrating Sweeties is a dedication page where families can email me with the name and birth/death date of their child, along with a picture if they choose. I make-up the designed image and post it, publically honouring that child and his or her family’s experience. It is a powerful act. It is bold. It fosters openness and vulnerability. It starts dialogue. It becomes a special place of remembrance.

I recently added two new Sweeties to the Celebrating Sweeties page. Here are their images. Welcome to Dylan and Sebastian and their respective families. Their little lives are cherished.

DMPG Celebrating Sweeties Wanted Chosen Planned BLOG

SISS Celebrating Sweeties Wanted Chosen Planned BLOG - Melenie Carter

It is fitting to celebrate these and all our children during International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Month. I think it goes without saying, that parents don’t need a once-a-year reminder to celebrate their child; the event is probably more for building community and awareness. People need to know. Mothers and fathers, children, grandparents and other friends and family need support. No one should suffer alone.

If you have a child you would like remembered on our Celebrating Sweeties dedication page, please email me:

Again, please include:

  • Baby’s name (older children are welcome too, we celebrate them all)
  • Either date of birth or date of passing, it’s up to you
  • A photograph if you are comfortable

Wishing you all the best this month and always,


Alexis Marie


  1. Dynecia Wright
    Jul 20, 2016

    I miss my baby boy Austin I loss him in January 2016

    • Alexis Marie Chute
      Jul 21, 2016

      Hi Dynecia,
      I am so terribly sorry for your loss. So sorry. I wish there was something I could do. Please feel the hug I am sending you, from my heart to yours. I have added Austin to our Celebrating Sweeties group. I am honoured to remember his life with you.
      Your loss is so recent. How are you doing? I also sent you an email, so if you would rather talk that way, that is fine too.
      I remember being six months from my loss of Zachary. I was pretending to be strong, distracting myself from my pain. We were also in the midst of genetic testing at that time. It was rough. I share these details with you so that you know how poorly I was doing – which I think is so normal. However you are feeling, please don’t judge yourself. And don’t listen to any judgement from others. Be graceful and kind to yourself. You have lived through unimaginable pain. You are not alone.
      Please keep in touch. I hope Wanted Chosen Planned can be an encouraging place for you.
      Sending love and strength,
      – Alexis Marie

      • Dynecia Wright
        Jul 21, 2016

        Thanks Alexis and yes hurts a lot I think because Austin all the time I was 27 weeks pregnant 6 months and the card wrapped around his belly. He moved a lot and I will be forever grateful to get pregnant again and have loving breathing healthy baby that lives.

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