Tuesday, 2 November 2010

My Angel

Suffering a miscarriage is an absolutely heartbreaking experience.  The emotional pain is indescribable.

My heart goes out to poor Lily Allen, who has suffered a miscarriage just this weekend at six months pregnant.  To carry a child for so long, and then to lose it is painful beyond imagination. 

Nine years ago today, I lost my baby.  I was only three months pregnant at the time, but the experience was excruciating and has never left me, even after all these years.

I was just beginning to feel well, after a tough few weeks and was looking forward to my dating scan, when I started to bleed.  I was rushed to the hospital but there was nothing anyone could do.  It was just a case of letting nature take its course.

They sent me home, and left me to pick up the pieces.  My then-husband tried to support me but by his own admission, a few hours after it had happened he had come to terms with it.  He tried his best to console me, but I felt like I was sailing a very lonely sea.

The house filled with people each day, for several days, and I was surrounded by flowers, but I felt empty and alone.  It felt like no-one could reach me anymore.

Slowly, life returned to normal and "moved on" but I felt a sense of panic that if I moved on, I would somehow be leaving my baby behind.  New year rang in and I was sobbing at having to leave my baby in 2001.

By March - and without any deliberate intention - I was pregnant again, and after a scare at 12 weeks, two weeks bed rest and a very quick and premature labour, my son was born in October 2002.

There are no words to describe the love I have for my son, and I would not swap him for the moon and stars.  But there will always be a tiny pocket of sadness in my heart for the baby I lost.  She will always stay with me, quietly nestling in my memory. 

I will never forget.

1 comment:

Panda said...

Oh that is so sad to hear. my heart goes out to lily.
i have known so many that have lost a baby and everyone seems to have a different story but the one thing thats the same is that the child will remain in their hearts forever. i am sorry you went through all that. this makes me sad.
Have a blessed day.

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