A Happy Couple
Matt Logelin and Liz Goodman met during their senior year in high school. For both, it was love at first sight. They spent their senior year together. They attended the prom together and all senior activities before heading off to college. Liz went to college in California while Matt went to the University Of Minnesota where he was trying to get his sociology degree. The couple was deeply in love, so they decided to make a long-distance relationship work.
Time To Reconnect
The couple had a loving long-distance relationship all during college. Matt got his Master’s Degree at Chicago’s Loyola University. He was thinking about going for his Ph.D. but he didn’t want to be away from Liz any longer. When he graduated, he moved to Los Angeles so that he could finally be with Liz full time.
Taking the Next Step
On August 13, 2005, Mat and Liz were married. They were surrounded by family and friends, and both say that it was the best day of their lives. They were finally living together as husband and wife after waiting for so long. Not only were they finally married, but they were also both doing great professionally. Liz was working as an executive at Disney. Matt was a project manager for Yahoo!. They were both doing great, and they couldn’t have been happier.
A Growing Family
Two years after they were married, Liz found out that she was pregnant. They were happy about the new addition to their family, and they couldn’t wait to share the news with those they loved. They imagined an amazing life together, but fate had other ideas.
A Difficult Pregnancy
Liz’s pregnancy was rather difficult. She was having horrible morning sickness, and her doctors put her on bed rest for three weeks. They didn’t want to take any chances, and Liz didn’t mind. She was happy to do whatever the doctors said if it meant that her baby would be safe. After the three weeks of bed rest at home was completed, Liz was admitted to the hospital for two weeks so that she could be monitored. Matt wanted to keep their family and friends updated, so he often posted in the couple’s pregnancy blog. The blog was initially devoted to their passion for life and travel, but it all changed when Liz found out that she was pregnant.
On March 24, 2008, the doctors performed an emergency C-section. Her pregnancy was difficult and high-risk, so
Finally Meeting Her Daughter
Liz wasn’t healthy enough to see her daughter right after
The nurses realized quickly that Liz’s symptoms weren’t normal and soon, doctors and nurses were swarming around her. They even ushered Matt out of the room so that they could treat his wife. Matt worried that his wife would die and never meet her daughter. He was right.
The Next Post
Matt’s next post to the couple’s pregnancy blog was an obituary. It was titled, “Liz.” He wrote about how his wife had died just 27 hours after giving birth to their daughter. Liz suffered from a pulmonary embolism which is a blood clot that blocks the flow of blood to the lungs. She died instantly. Matt went right to the NICU after Liz died so that he could hold his daughter. His wife was gone, and his daughter was healthy enough for a bottle, and this was very hard for Matt to cope with. As he fed his daughter, he grieved for his wife.
The Grieving Husband
Matt barely made it through the first few weeks. He saw signs of Liz all over their home such as the hair ties that she put around the house so that she would always have one handy. Every day at 3:11 pm, he relived the moment that his wife died. He thought that the only way to make the pain stop was to take his own life. He thought about it but couldn’t go through with it. He didn’t want Madeline to be an orphan. Finally, he turned to the blog for comfort. It was no longer a pregnancy blog. Instead, it was a way for him to channel his feelings as a new father and a widower. He got love and support from strangers he now has 50,000 visitors each day. His Wife Passes Hours After Giving Birth. Then Husband’s Gut… blogging. It helped get him out of his depression. The blog helped him out of his depression and he now uses it as a way to show his followers his life with his daughter. He says that the blog and his followers literally saved his life.