I hate therapy. It’s one hour in my life I can’t be ignorant about what’s going on in my life. I have to talk about it. I am asked to dig deep and talk about things I’d rather not talk about. After that one hour I realize just how screwed up things in my life have been. Tomorrow I go for… Read More Ignorance Is Bliss: Therapy After Miscarriage
I ate lunch with a friend over the weekend who said she was considering asking her doctor not to let her see her baby at her first ultrasound. I think it’s a valid request. Believe it or not, you can fall in love with that little being when you see it for the first time. I… Read More Ultrasounds and Falling in Love
After the horribly emotional day I had last week I decided to talk to my regular doctor about how I was feeling since having my miscarriage. As soon as she walked into the room she asked, “What happened?” I was feeling okay up until that point (nervous, but okay). As soon as she asked her… Read More A Post-Miscarriage Doctor’s Visit
Oh, Hello Aunt Flow. Welcome back. Those are words you don’t usually hear a gal say about her period. I started my period yesterday afternoon. It hasn’t come with full vengeance as I thought it would after my D&C. I’ve mostly been gassy, not crampy. And I only notice the blood on the toilet paper after I… Read More Oh, Hello Aunt Flow! Welcome Back.
Thoughts of what I could do since I wasn’t pregnant anymore ran through my head as soon as we left the doctor’s office at my 12 week appointment. Isn’t that awful? A person shouldn’t do such a thing after being told they lost a baby 40 minutes earlier. I guess it was part of me being in shock. This was the… Read More I’m Playing the Glad Game
Dear New Mom, We have more in common than we realize. On Thursday evening I visited a friend who had just had a baby. Needless to say this was a very difficult visit and I’m glad I was able to do it without bursting into tears – even though it was quite clear I was unhappy.… Read More Dear New Mom