We had our pregnancy after loss group tonight. It was nice to meet other parents on this journey. I think there was a lot of nerves in the room. Everyone wants to know that their babies are coming home with them this time. Some are like us a year down the track and some fell pregnant very soon after their loss. I know that having the extra support over the next six months will benefit us. I know that seeing my lovely social worker Deb will also help with any fears I have as we lead up to the labour for this baby. I am trusting that this is the right place for us. What I love most about this group is that we will meet again after our babies are born. I know that will be a whole new experience for all of us. It will crack our hearts open a thousand times all while bringing back the memories from our last labour. I know it will be an emotional time and I feel ready for it. I can’t wait to be holding my precious baby. To hear their cries, to cuddle them, to feed them and to make them feel safe. To see Greg holding them. To change their nappies, to have sleepless nights. Bring it all on.
I love you Hamish.