I'm here. I was also in the DDC August 2008.
My second son was born August 15th 2008 and died 12 hours later due to undiagnosed vasa previa and velamentous cord insertion.
It is odd being back here. We were done with our two - happy with two boys and were devastated when my delivery went from doing great to an emergency in a matter of minutes. Our son's death was so unexpected.
We decided another pregnancy would be difficult no matter when we tried again. I'm not getting any younger and we wanted our children to be about 4 years apart. Our oldest is now 4.5. So, we decided to just try and let nature take its course. We never really expected it to take the first time! So, being due just a week before our son's birthday is bittersweet.
I'm glad to be here. We go to the doc again tomorrow and hope to see the heartbeat. I'm having lots of morning sickness and other symptoms. We've told our families and a few close friends.
We haven't told our son yet. He is still processing his brother's death. He misses him and talks often about the things he was planning to do with him, playing with him, walking him in to school when he was old enough, etc. He was really looking forward to being a big brother and he'll make a great one. Another nine months is a long time for a 4 year old so we're going to wait until I just can't hide it anymore.
I'm sorry for each of your losses. It makes pregnancy that much more different when the rose colored glasses have been removed through a loss. Here's strong pregnancy vibes, healthy births and big 'ol fat baby vibes to us all.