Late Term and Child Loss

awful day ticker warning

I don't know why but today has turned into one of the worst days I can remember since the first few weeks after we lost baby Gary. I have a million things that I should be doing to get ready for the week, but instead I've been in bed crying all day.

It started with waking up and dh already being up and getting things done. Since our bfp he's been really nervous about letting me do anything strenuous around the house even things as simple as carrying laundry and instead gets up early to get things done so that I don't have to do them. It sounds wonderful and it is a very nice thought but I have always been very independent and its very hard for me to watch someone do something that I could just do for myself. Its started making me feel utterly useless and invaluable to the household. Also, while I know dh is doing his best, it doesn't exactly meet the standard of what I would do myself. It has also taken up a lot of time that I would like to spend with dh and turned him into a big stresser, so even the time we do have together is usually spent talking about finances or things we need yo get done. Also, we have owned our house for less than a year and it was a fixerupper to start with so there are a million things that I want to get done before baby is here that I can't do myself. This morning I found a new spot on the woodwork that the dog chewed up. It just makes me feel so discouraged when we've worked so hard to make our home nice and its getting destroyed by our animals. When I talk to dh about this he just tells me that it's life and that I'll need to get used to it. He's beside himself as to how to help more than he is and doesn't understand that I need his emotional support, not his physical labor.

Then of course, as I lie in bed crying, my thoughts always come back to my sweet baby Gary and how angry I still am that he was taken from us. I miss him and I worry about how I'll be able to love our new baby while I'm still grieving for my first. Then I worry about this pregnancy and wonder if I would make it through if something were to happen to this baby, too.

Overall I just feel sad and overwhelmed and frustrsted. I feel like I have no control over my emotions. I want support from dh but I don't even know what to ask for. None of my many pregnant friends understand because they've never lost a baby. Dh doesn't understand because he doesn't know what its like to be pregnant. My sister doesn't understand because, although she also just bought a new house, she has my whole family there every weekend to help them rehab it. I feel so alone in everything I do lately.

I guess I just needed to get that out and I know you ladies have always been a safe place for me. Thanks for letting me vent.
Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers


Re: awful day ticker warning

  • I'm so sorry your having such a bad day. I think everything your saying again is normal and makes sense to me. Also remember our pregnant so your hormones are making your emotions more intense. I'm sure anyone who has last a baby later in pregnancy would feel the same.

    I don't know from experience but I'm guessing when you meet your next baby it will be amazing and awesom but also bitter sweet in a way.

    Hang in there and I hope tomorrow is a bit brighter.  

    Lilypie Angel and Memorial ticker
    Due with baby boy # 2 in May 2016
    DD #1 born January 2014

  • I dont have any advice or anything, I just wanted to also say Im sorry its such a rough day. It sounds like everything has culminated, and today it all came to a head. Hopefully it has helped you to get it out and share it. Wish I could give you a hug today!
    Lilypie - (qptF)

    Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers 
    "Elsie Irene was born sleeping at 35w 6d on December 8, 2012. Mommy and Daddy miss you sweet girl."

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  • So sorry you're having an awful day. HUGS

    It's so tough when we don't have anyone in our daily lives that can understand what we are going through.

    TTC #1 since 10/2010 RE consult 6/2011 PCOS (known) MFI IVF #1 w/ICSI 2/2012 BFP TRIPLETS our angels grew wings at 19.5 weeks 6.25.12 IVF #2 2/2013 Sono shows tissue Hysteroscopy needed Changing RE Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers ~~~all welcome~~~
  • Want to give you some big hugs too!!!  I have been a mess these last few weeks and I think it's cause I am getting close to my loss milestone.....and we don't have a name picked out.  I have been crying and stressing over a name, like I HAVE to have it picked out by 26 weeks (our loss).  Vent away, we are here to give hugs!!!!
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  • Sorry you were having such a tough day. I will tell you that just being PGAL is so tough plus dealing with feeling alone is I'm sure so hard. You are not alone you have us. I understand the emotions you are feeling they are hard to handle most days. But know that you are fine. Try to push through your fears and focus on the baby inside you and think positive , I know it is hard but just try to keep your mind busy if you can when you feel these feelings. It helped me a ton during my rainbow pregnancy.



    DS- Brenden born 11/13/93 Missed miscarriage on March 6, 2007 @ 9 weeks D&C on March 8th 2007. Riley Annalise born 2/25/08 ( 3 weeks early weighing 8 lbs 12.8 oz.) Chemical pregnancy 3/2010. Sydney Adriana born sleeping on 9/30/11 weighing 10lbs 3 oz at 38wks 4 days. Trinity Alivia born via c section at 36 wks 4 days weighing 9 lbs. 5.7 oz. She is our amazing rainbow baby!!! Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers Lilypie First Birthday tickers PGAL buddy drvst8
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