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Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-02-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,139
Posted By CheekyLilMonkeys
My son was born 33 weeks and in hospital just...

My son was born 33 weeks and in hospital just over a month. I feel bonded to him but feel similar to what Ratchet described in that life outside of being at the hospital with him was somewhat...
Forum: November 2011   08-24-2011, 01:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By CheekyLilMonkeys
Thankyou for all the encouragement. We got the...

Thankyou for all the encouragement. We got the results of the autopsy, there was fibrous tissue in the cord which meant the flow wasn't enough and this is why my son died last year. It could occur...
Forum: November 2011   08-20-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By CheekyLilMonkeys
Hi just wondering if there are any others due in...

Hi just wondering if there are any others due in November with high risk pregnancies?

Last year my son was stillborn in May at 23weeks, the initial autopsy report showed no reason which we'd been...
Forum: Learning at School   01-29-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By CheekyLilMonkeys
Thanks for the replies. I'm feeling a little...

Thanks for the replies. I'm feeling a little calmer about it today. I'm not good with big changes either and have never liked being away from my boys so combine the two and I'm having a few freak...
Forum: Learning at School   01-28-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By CheekyLilMonkeys
My eldest son is starting school this coming...

My eldest son is starting school this coming Thursday. We've been a very attached family, always keeping our children close. We love doing everything together and have our own little rhythm to our...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   01-01-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 710
Posted By CheekyLilMonkeys
I knew something wasn't right. With my DS1 and...

I knew something wasn't right. With my DS1 and DS2 I had a very strong bond during pregnancy with them, with DS2 his personality is very similar to mine and I knew it in pregnancy too, was able to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-05-2010, 04:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,780
Posted By CheekyLilMonkeys
My DS2 was like this, and the just create an...

My DS2 was like this, and the just create an expectation thing just didn't work - he was a houdini, would get out of any buckle, stand up, wrap his arms around me and climb onto me. It just wasn't...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   11-05-2010, 03:48 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 2,904
Posted By CheekyLilMonkeys
bc - that's exactly the words for it!! A kick in...

bc - that's exactly the words for it!! A kick in the face! And I so get yelling at the tv - I do that!! Or tv shows where they get all excited. And that's what we consider it now too - being...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   11-04-2010, 03:01 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 2,904
Posted By CheekyLilMonkeys
Thanks for all the support and understanding. ...

Thanks for all the support and understanding.

What you guys did for Emeric was lovely. For Christmas I think I'm going to get a present I may have gotten Anil (he would have been 3 months) and...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   10-31-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 2,904
Posted By CheekyLilMonkeys
I haven't been around since near the beginning...

I haven't been around since near the beginning of this chat so I don't know if anyone will remember me. Sometimes I can't bear to come and talk about it so I stay away for a while. I think last time...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   10-31-2010, 02:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 445
Posted By CheekyLilMonkeys
I think as many have said nothing is really the...

I think as many have said nothing is really the right thing to say. I also really hate the religious ones - if there's a God and they knew my baby wouldn't make it, then why not have made him...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   10-30-2010, 04:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 286
Posted By CheekyLilMonkeys
My midwife told me 'you will never get over...

My midwife told me 'you will never get over this, but in time you will learn to live with it.' That got me through so many dark hours - to acknowledge the depth of the pain, and also to give hope....
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   10-30-2010, 04:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 165
Posted By CheekyLilMonkeys
It's so hard when your partner doesn't seem to...

It's so hard when your partner doesn't seem to understand. My DH especially is not good at verbalising his feelings. Some days it seemed like we were on the same page, other days things he said...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   10-30-2010, 04:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 270
Posted By CheekyLilMonkeys
It's just over 5 months out from the loss of my...

It's just over 5 months out from the loss of my son (23 weeks, so sounds like yours was a similar gestation?) and remarkably you do start to have some interest in life again. It's always there...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-12-2010, 03:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 748
Posted By CheekyLilMonkeys
Wow - even my parents have told my siblings and...

Wow - even my parents have told my siblings and I to do better. They were(still are!) wonderful parents - they consciously worked hard to break some bad cycles in the family line. And still they say...
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   10-11-2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 293
Posted By CheekyLilMonkeys
I've really struggled with resentment over this...

I've really struggled with resentment over this too - not only child spacing, but if I had gotten to keep my stillborn son, I was going to be home on maternity leave for DS1's first year at school....
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   10-11-2010, 05:09 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 2,904
Posted By CheekyLilMonkeys
theboysmama - I'm so sorry about your DH - I...

theboysmama - I'm so sorry about your DH - I know soon after our first loss when my husband suggested not having any more children I was just devestated..it was like another thing to grieve. I hope...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   10-08-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 2,904
Posted By CheekyLilMonkeys
LJ - your understanding about babies looking...

LJ - your understanding about babies looking dead means a lot - it seems so morbid, and hard when others are cooing over a picture when all I can think is 'omg, the baby looks dead.' I think I would...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   10-07-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 2,904
Posted By CheekyLilMonkeys
The group sounds like a great idea. We don't...

The group sounds like a great idea. We don't have any in my state so not an option but I think I'd prefer it to my counsellor who doesn't seem to have much of an understanding - pregnancy loss is...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   10-05-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 2,904
Posted By CheekyLilMonkeys
For those who mentioned the partners telling...

For those who mentioned the partners telling them not to be sad - my husband did that, even in the first month after our loss he would tell me "just be happy" - as if I could somehow just flick a...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   10-02-2010, 05:04 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 2,904
Posted By CheekyLilMonkeys
Hi, my son was stillborn (23weeks) in May this...

Hi, my son was stillborn (23weeks) in May this year, and I'm still miscarrying a subsequent pregnancy. The main miscarriage happened on my stillborn sons (Anil) EDD. Not how I expected to spend that...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   09-17-2010, 04:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 290
Posted By CheekyLilMonkeys
I get it...the scary thing is now I think I'm...

I get it...the scary thing is now I think I'm even pretending to myself. I want so much to be ok again. And just this week, on the EDD of my stillborn son, I had a miscarriage. And sometimes...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   09-17-2010, 04:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By CheekyLilMonkeys
I would have loved a service like that - not...

I would have loved a service like that - not knowing what to expect is scary. I miscarried at 8weeks, ga 6 weeks. I had contractions - cramps coming in waves, needed my DH to apply back pressure to...
Forum: April 2011   09-14-2010, 03:24 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 6,557
Posted By CheekyLilMonkeys
Hi just came in to update. My hormone levels had...

Hi just came in to update. My hormone levels had dropped 10%, which still may not be conclusive at this stage, but again is not hopeful. Finally got a copy of the scan results and the measurements...
Forum: April 2011   09-11-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 6,557
Posted By CheekyLilMonkeys
Thankyou for the support - it helps to know I'm...

Thankyou for the support - it helps to know I'm not completely delusional in thinking there could be hope!

Nausea still getting worse, and I have that tight feeling in my lower abdomen of...
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