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We have a memory box with all the stuff we got from the hospital. You might go to craft place like Michael's or Hobby lobby and get a wooden box and decorated. We dried the flowers from all of Rhiannon's funeral arrangements and one day I will glue those to a box and that's where I will put all of her stuff
Of course we still have the nursery and so on so I can't really pack that but I can close the door on days when it's too hard. Having all of her stuff in a box means I can pull out when I want to and also put it away for a while when I need to do that as well
I kept everything from my little Miracle baby. I still have my + HPT on my fridge and I don't plan on moving it. I have an album just for him on my facebook, with his picture as a healthy 5-day embryo. I wouldn't be able to get rid of everything. My baby existed and I loved him with all my heart. Maybe other people would feel different, but I can't get rid of anything.
When I'm ready, I'll make a special memory box too. I didn't have a journal but I posted a lot on Facebook. I'll make a journal with all of that and put it in that memory box.
TTC since August 2008
6 IUIs: IVF #1 (september 2012): 11 eggs, none fertilized, no transfer IVF ICSI #1 (may 2013), 1 blastocyst: (m/c 7 weeks ) FET #1 (august 2013), 1 blastocyst
I have everything from mine as well, and I had a pregnancy journal...I've written in it with every pregnancy, different color pens for each. Sometimes it makes me sad, but I'm glad I have it. I think you should keep it.
Then when you want, you can pull it out. ((HUGS)).
TTC#1 BFP 10/2006, 5 failed IUI's, 1st IVF successful, Baby Girl 2/2011
TTC#2 BFP 9/2011, Natural Pregnancy! 3/30/12 M/C'd on 5/15/12 (9 weeks)
IVF#2 BFP 4/2013 M/C 6/2/13 (8 weeks)/FET #1 BFP 8/2013 - Chemical Pregnancy
IVF #3 - Retrieval Oct 31st, Txferred 2 on 5d - a Blast and Morula - Chemical Pregnancy
IVF #4 - ER scheduled for 3/31/14....
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Ditto the other ladies.
My first loss I had a journal and I still have it. Its in my hope chest. The other losses I didn;t save anything but they didn't last past 5 weeks or I would have kept a journal or what not.
TTC#3 since Summer 2011
10 IUIs= one confirmed and lots of BFN
9/13/13 IVF#1 ( One 5AA blast)= BFN
11/18/13 FET (Two 5AA blasts)=
2/26/14 FET (Two 5BA blasts)= BFP!!! My blog
If you are thinking you don't need it then I suggest at least storing it away somewhere. It's something you can never get back if you decide to throw it away. I kick myself often for not having anything from my 16 w loss. I wish so badly I had something, anything really.
Maybe in a few years if you still feel like you don't need it then maybe rethink keeping it.
i'm late seeing this, but i'd hold onto them unless having them is upsetting to you. One of my biggest regrets with my first loss was the nurse taking the u/s pictures from us, after the Dr told us the hb was slow and that we should prepare for a m/c, telling us we probably didn't want it now & me not grabbing it from her but I was so shocked by the news I didn't think about it until it was too late...it felt really wrong not to have something to remember that baby, and now almost 5 years later I still feel that way. ((((HUGS))))
Remembered Forever with Love
10/13/2008 (@9w2d) 10/18/2011 (@8w5d) 2/12/2012 (@4w3d) 8/13/2012 (@10w3d)