Mother's day

Caryn - posted on 05/08/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I miscarried a week and a half ago. With mother's day being tomorrow I really don't want to celebrate. My husband wants to go to his parents, but my sister in law is pregnant, due when I would have been due, and I know they will be celebrating for her and his mom. I have a son and so they will celebrating for me as well, but I just don't want to celebrate. I think I'm past the grieving for the baby. I haven't cried in a couple days and I'm focused on trying again now, which I cannot do for 3 months. I am so scared we won't be able to have another child so I just don't want to celebrate anything. I asked everyone not to celebrate for me and also to ignore my birthday which is coming up, but I got a mother's day card today from my in-laws and it made my stomach just churn. Does anyone feel similarly with mother's day or other holidays?

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Jennifer - posted on 06/08/2010

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I know its past mothers day now, but i too just had a miscarriage, only a couple days ago. I totally understand why you wouldn't want to celebrate the holidays- fathers day is coming up pretty quick and I know its going to be hard for my husband (and me). Right now we don't want to look at anything baby and I already put my maternity clothes away the same day it happened. I think its ok to "lay low" and if you don't want to celebrate the holidays or your birthday right now, that's fine. Your family should understand you need a little time to your self and it is hard to celebrate and be happy when something like this has happened. But things will get back to "normal" eventually take the time you need.

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