I just received an email from a close friend. She recently lost her 2nd baby. That's two losses in a year for her. She's only 24 and we've known one another for 14 years. I just can't fathom what she's going through.
I'm sitting here with a 30 week pregnant, round, full belly and a healthy, happy 2 year old boy on my lap. We were able to conceive both of these babies right away, first attempt and we weren't even charting. Both pregnancies have been boring, complication and surprise free for the most part. We have never had to go through the agony of losing a baby.
I forget sometimes that while I'm complaining about how big and bumbling I feel or when I'm overwhelmed because I have a 2 year old and I'm pregnant, waddling around after him that these are GOOD things.
Even the terrible, overwhelming days are gifts. Every pain and ache is a gift and every tantrum our DS throws is a gift. It's hard to see it all that way in the moment but days like these really do make me see how good I have it.
So this thread is about being grateful. I'm grateful that I am big pregnant with you ladies and I'm grateful for the sleepless nights we have ahead of us and all of the struggles that we'll go through with our kids.
I'm also grateful for all the Mamas on here who HAVE experienced loss like that and/or haven't had such a smooth ride as the rest of us when TTC. You're strong women and you are such inspirations.
Wife to a bearded dude.
Mama to DS [05/21/08] & DD [09/16/10] 43 weeks 1 day!