We’ve had about thirteen weeks to be sitting with this idea of being pregnant after Micah & Judah…sometimes it feels similar to our first pregnancy. Sometimes it feels much different.
I told someone we were pregnant a few weeks ago; I don’t remember where we were, but they asked, “So is this your first?” Again, a tough question. No, it’s not. But again, do I need to get into all of that with you? So I think I paused awkwardly and long enough that they knew something was up, and I briefly shared that we had lost two boys halfway through our previous pregnancy. And I think they wished they had just not asked.
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I think our anxiety and nerves will increase dramatically as we approach the 19th and 20th weeks, which is when we lost Judah & Micah last fall. And I’m sure there is a lot more that I should be aware of, being pregnant again after losing children.
So have any of you gotten pregnant after losing children? Or perhaps after a miscarriage?
What was it like for you? What did you experience that surprised you? Shocked you? Depressed you? I’d love to know your thoughts on this as we continue on this journey.