Thursday, February 23, 2012

Just What The Doctor Ordered

I think I found the perfect Rx for getting through the heartache of miscarriage:  spending time with my mama.

My mom was in town yesterday for a doctor's appointment, and prior to all this, we had plans to go out to lunch and spend the afternoon together.  After finding out about this miscarriage, I was a little hesitant to go through with our afternoon plans, as I was afraid I would be bawling my eyes out the entire time and walking around in a depressed haze.  But I decided to follow through - and I'm so glad I did.

Not only did she let me cry on her shoulder when we first saw each other, but she also gave me the encouragment I needed to stand up for myself and seek out a second opinion and demand more extensive testing.  Taking me out for lunch, some retail therapy, and a Shamrock Shake didn't hurt either. 

And you know what else I did yesterday?  I laughed.  A lot.  My mom and I have always had a really great relationship, but it's been awhile since I've been able I really had a fun time with my mom.  So like I said, it was exactly what I needed.  I'm so grateful to still have my mom in my life, as I know so many others who have lost parents early in life.  I'm so thankful I have a mom who has always been open and honest with me - about anything.  I know she'll be there for me no matter what. 

So thanks mom, I love ya.    

And I also want to thank every one of you who have commented in the last couple days.  I'm amazed at the outpouring of support I have received from so many.  I'm so thankful for this community, even though I hate there are so many of us who struggle with infertility and pregnancy & baby loss.  I intend on checking out each and every one of your blogs and learning your stories also over the weekend.  I look forward to supporting all of you in the future the way you have supported me this week. 


  1. Aren't moms the best? And I agree... Shamrock Shakes help too. I'm glad you are getting another opinion. Continuing to keep you in my prayers.

  2. I'm glad to hear your mama was around for you. Even though sometimes all we want to do in the face of a miscarriage is hide from the world what we really need is a shoulder to cry on. I'm so happy you had that during this difficult time.

  3. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad that your Mom was there for you, and even made you feel a bit better, at least for a while. I agree with her, go for a second opinion, I really think you deserve some answers. **hugs**

  5. It's so nice to hear you had some laughs with your mom. Laughing is so comforting to the soul. I'm also happy you are going to seek out consultation on where to go from here. It's important for you.
    Thinking of you.

  6. Glad you and your momma had a good laugh together. Moms really are the best!! And I'm so so sorry about your loss. Praying you get answers and extra extensive testing done to see what the underlying issue is. *hugs*