Thursday, August 14, 2008


"You are ok and you will be ok."

My BBC/Blog friend Liz left me that comment a few weeks ago, and I have to tell you. It is exactly what I needed to hear. Maybe it because she said it with such certainty that I felt I have no choice but to make it come true. Maybe it's because she knows something I don't. Maybe it's because it is true.

The truth is, since Brenna has been buried I have felt a sense of closure. I feel like it's over. That chapter is closed, and even though my life will never be the same, and things will always remind me of her, I can move on. I don't have to grieve her to love her. I can be happy but still miss her. I am not betraying her memory by proceeding with my life. She is never far from my mind, but tears do not automatically spring to my eyes when I think of her. I can think of her and smile. I didn't ever think that day would come.

I'm even starting to think about having another baby. One of my childhood friends recently asked me if I thought about having another baby. She told me flat out she thinks I will regret it if I don't at least consider it and talk with my husband about it. I was kind of suprised because we really haven't been that close these past few years, and it was kind of a blunt thing to say. But truthfully, I told her thank you for being honest, because I really appreciate it. I love her bluntness. It's been more than 5 months, and I am really considering weither or not I want to even consider trying for another baby. There are considreable health risks involved, and I would never do anything without the consent of my OB, but I have to do some serious soul searching before I decide anything. I know my family can't take another loss. Also, I don't know if it's fair to have a baby, knowing that it will have to be born 4 to 6 weeks early so that my uterus doesn't stretch so much. And then there is the risk of another rupture. And a hysterectomy. Or dying. It's risky, but I feel that a baby is so worth it.

Time will tell.

In the mean time, thank you Liz for telling me what I needed to hear. I AM OK!


mrsmuelly said...

Yes, a baby is worth it...
The choice is yours though. I'm so glad that you are "OK". It's a nice (in deadbabymama speak) place to be when you realize that.

Little Miss Hopeful said...

RYC - I know what you mean. Brenna certainly wasnt a miscarriage and I hate that people think she was! How ridiculous.
I don't have a problem with saying Caden was stillborn, he was! Its when people say he was A stillborn, like not a real child, just a stillborn...its hard to explain!

Aunt Becky said...

Having "the talk" is a good idea, even if no real plans are made.

Glad things are looking up.