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Gracie's due date is here

Postby flori » Sun Jul 03, 2011 09:13 am

by flori (225 Posts), Sun Jul 03, 2011 09:13 am

It's funny because hubs and I were talking about this day a few weeks ago. We both agreed that March 15 will always be her birthday and that today will just be another day. After all, we don't know if she was actually going to be born on this day.

Of course now that it's here, I'm blue. :( It's not the day itself that makes me blue, I think it's more that she should be here, either in my belly or in my arms. I kinda want to just lie in bed and medicate myself with Pop-Tarts and I don't even like Pop-Tarts.

To add to the misery, her hospital bill arrived last week... $2000 in NICU charges. I would gladly pay 10 times that if it meant she were still here. So now I've got a desk full of bills, baby samples, and bp medication. But no baby. I wish I could fast forward through life like I can commercials.
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Mommy to Gracie- born at 25 weeks 03/15/11, 11 inches, 1.1lbs, and absolutely beautiful. Became my sweet angel the next day.
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Re: Gracie's due date is here

Postby kerisue » Sun Jul 03, 2011 04:45 pm

by kerisue (623 Posts), Sun Jul 03, 2011 04:45 pm

Millie's due date was really difficult for me too. It's a window into a life that you and she could have had, had she been born now instead of then. I think you should go ahead and lay in bed eating pop tarts.
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Re: Gracie's due date is here

Postby Aidensmommy212 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 06:50 pm

by Aidensmommy212 (14 Posts), Sun Jul 03, 2011 06:50 pm

I am so sorry for what you are going through. I wish that none of us had to live in a world where the days that were supposed to be the happiest of our lives turned into days that are dreaded and so incredibly sad. Having gone through my due date relatively recently, my advice is to try to find some time to spend with your husband and comfort each other as best as you can....with as many pop tarts as you want!

P.S. I received Aiden's NICU bill in the mail not too long ago, it came to $10,000 ($1,000 per day)...seems completely unfair if you ask me!
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Re: Gracie's due date is here

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Mon Jul 04, 2011 02:50 pm

by holly3372@msn.com (478 Posts), Mon Jul 04, 2011 02:50 pm

I am so sorry. I too know this feeling. Benjmain was still alive when his due date came. I kept thinking that maybe when his due date came,he would make this miraculous turn around,he would suddenly breathe on his own,we would get to take him home.....but we didn't. I am thinking of you and beautiful Gracie at this time. You are not alone. xo
Benjamin Spider Reeves born 4-28-2010( 1lb 6oz 26 weeks to severe pre-e and Iugr) we lost you after 4 long months in the NICU. You fought so hard,and were so brave.Our first baby .We miss you everyday and love you forever xo

Expecting ,dreaming, and hoping for our baby Girl sometime in January 2013
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Re: Gracie's due date is here

Postby riehlism » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:33 am

by riehlism (655 Posts), Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:33 am

I'm sorry you're so blue. We buried our son on his due date. It was tough, for other reasons. But it's still a date we will never forget. Adding more insult to injury, I got a call from the hospital regarding his hospital bill...on what would have been his first birthday. I don't know why they waited so long to bill, or why they called on his birthday. They sure do have poor timing when they want their money.

Hugs all around ladies.
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Baby Blue stopped in to say hello and goodbye on 6/3/10
Baby Lucas was born on 10/13/11, PE and HELLP-free! Thank you baby aspirin and Lovenox
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