A blog about babies: the babies I lost, the babies I never had, the baby who made me a Mama.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


The baby is not viable any longer. The heart beat is gone. Only limited growth in the last week. Once again, I felt nothing when they gave me the news, but it didn't take long for the tears to start.

I feel very reasonable and calm right now, other than the fact that I keep crying. All the rational explanations make sense. All the platitudes and comforting things people say. I'm totally on the "at least we know we can do it/it's better for nature to take care of its own" train right now.

Of course, I feel completely dead inside and I can't even begin to let myself start to think about trying again next cycle, or how unfair this is, or how much it fucking sucks that I'm still puking my guts out an average of five times a day when there's no baby to show for it.

Nope, right now I feel a limited range of emotions: a numb sort of disconnect with the situation. A huge amount of love for my husband. Overwhelming gratitude that I got this news today and not last Friday, when it would have ruined the baby shower. I'm truly so thankful to God for that gift, the gift of being happy and celebrating with my best friend. Nothing can take those memories away from me.

And a calm sense of inevitability. Did I always know this would happen? Does it just feel that way because it did?

I'm also really tired and would like to go to sleep until 2010.


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  2. There are no words. My heart aches for you and I cried as I read this today.

    I wish I could be there to bring you dinner, to make your favorite dessert, to take a walk.

    I wish I could just be there to listen.

    Thinking of you and D. I'm so sorry, sweet C...

  3. (By the way the deleted comment above was me-- I accidentally posted my comment under my Baby Blakely email address, so I deleted it and reposted.)