Log In Sign Up

so christmas is coming


Forum: Pregnancy and Motherhood After Loss

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Pregnancy and Motherhood After Loss LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
December 5th, 2007, 02:49 PM
mrsdismang
Guest
Posts: n/a
This is the first time I have ever been really excited about Christmas, and the weird thing is, I was supposed to be due the day after Christmas this year with my first baby. I keep thinking of how big I would be and how I would feel if I hadn't lost that baby. I haven't really gotten sad yet but I wonder if I will when it gets to that day. I think the only thing holding me together is the fact that I am pregnant again and that everything is going great with this baby. I kinda feel weird that I'm not sadder....
Reply With Quote
  #2  
December 5th, 2007, 05:00 PM
Gaby&Emmy'sMama's Avatar aka NZ-Emma
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Christchurch, NZ
Posts: 56,619
christmas can be a funny old time of the year for those of us who've experienced a pregnancy loss, or losses. I find that I always think a lot more about my angels at this time of the year, I suppose it is normal, because Christmas is (meant to be) such a joyous time of the year, and such a family orientated time. I can imagine that it's strange for you, being pregnant when you are approaching the EDD of your first baby.. and that there are bound to be a few different emotions going on!

Although it's different, I was pregnant with Gaby when the EDD of my 2nd loss came around.... and I felt as though on that day I should have been sad, and not particularly happy - but because I was pregnant & somewhat close to having my baby (i'd have been 3 months from having Gaby), I had something positive to concentrate on, which took away some of that pain...
__________________






Reply With Quote
  #3  
December 5th, 2007, 08:07 PM
SheilaRN's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Dallas, Oregon
Posts: 7,100
Send a message via AIM to SheilaRN
I've had my moments already. I feel like I've been extra emotional. I'm sure some of it's hormonal but I know a lot of it has to do with me missing Annika. I just keep thinking about us having the holidays without her. She would have been a year already. I'm sure she would have been mesmerized by the lights on the tree and wanting to grap ornaments off of it. I think I've cried more this week about it than I have in a long time.
I just feel real sad that we can't share these special moments with her.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
December 5th, 2007, 09:57 PM
Brittanie's Avatar just me
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Littleton, CO
Posts: 43,573
I'm a lot like Sheila. Cora would have been 19 months old, probably walking...


But, I also have Erin to appreciate Christmas with, so my emotions are all a jumble too.


Don't try to force yourself to be sad. You've got something positive to focus on. You also probably have that disconnect of the fact that if you hadn't lost your first baby, you wouldn't be pregnant with the one you are pregnant with now.


Just let yourself feel what you feel. And if that means you cry on Christmas morning, so be it!! And if not...don't be sad that you aren't sad.

__________________
Thanks to babydoll213 for the siggy! My kids' blog Cora's blog


Reply With Quote
  #5  
December 6th, 2007, 05:49 AM
Sabina's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 4,657
I find the closer it gets the sadder I get. I am try to focus on the pg now and how I will be a whole 18 weeks at Christmas! But then I start thinking about being pg last year with Hannah. My sister gave me a onsie for her that I opened in front of my Dad. That was how we told him. I just don't know if I am going to be able to keep together this year especially during Christmas with my Dad. That memory just keeps flooding back.

Saying that however, it always amazing me things that make really upset and things that don't. I thought Nov would be hard for me since it was when I got pg with Hannah but I wasn't really that upset. There is no explaining it really but PLEASE don't feel like if you are not sad enough you don't miss your angel as much because it is not true.
__________________
Thank you Jaidynsmum for the beautiful siggy
Reply With Quote
  #6  
December 6th, 2007, 08:43 AM
dinamommy's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,610
I agree with Brittanie, wholeheartedly. Don't try to feel what you don't feel, just feel what you do.
__________________

~Stacey






Baby and little girls' leg warmers: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SassyStitchesStacey

Reply With Quote
  #7  
December 6th, 2007, 10:20 AM
mrsdismang
Guest
Posts: n/a
Thanks for your kind words. I really appreciate everybody!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:56 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0