by julie f (7993 Posts), Fri Jul 16, 2004 09:53 am
Sending my thoughts and prayers over to you and Heather. For me, passing the due date was in some was a double-edged sword. I was finally able to put behind me the days that I "should" have been feeling the baby move, that I "should" have been taking childbirth classes, that I "should" have been delivering my baby, etc. Of course, then came Thanksgiving and Christmas when I "should" have had my baby home with me... But, all in all, it was a turning point, i started being able to look towards the future with a bit more hope. I started to plan a bit for the future and really started to beleive that it might be possible to bring home a baby one day...
After we lost Zach, it was very hard for me to be away from my husband for anything longer than a work day... Slowly, that has gotten better although I do still find myself clinging to him more than I ever used to. I know it will be hard to be away from Heather, maybe you can leave her some sweet reminders of you to make the time go by a bit faster.
Thinking of you,
Zachary James, 7/22/03-7/27/03, born at 26wks - severe pe
Miracle in progress... #2 is due February 2005!!!
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