The royal baby handholding thread

(61 Posts)
Tricycletops Switzerland Mon 22-Jul-13 10:14:24

I'm sure I'm not the only one struggling to cope with the constant baby talk today - come and rant away... I am hiding behind my well-known republicanism but I've just been called miserable for not being as excited as my colleagues. sad

GherkinsAreAce Mon 22-Jul-13 19:09:32

Can I join you ladies? I am so sorry about all your losses sad

I had my mc in 2010 and was actually treated in the Lindo Wing, including having my ERPC there. So it holds very sad memories for me and I am not finding it very easy seeing lots of pictures of the front door and celebratory comments.

ArkadyRose Mon 22-Jul-13 19:55:34

Daisybell1 I am so very glad we don't have a TV at home! I'd been so carefully avoiding the news all day and then there it was, non-stop on the TV. And it was absolutely roasting in the garden - 30C even in the shade. I managed about half an hour then made my excuses and took DD home.

CommanderShepherd Hah, spotted! Yes, guilty as charged, though I left about 3 years ago or thereabouts. (Do I spy a Mass Effect fan perchance?)

I'm the same ladies - I had a miscarriage in Feb and June and on top of the royal baby news I just logged onto Facebook and the first 2 posts are 12 week scan pics - feeling sad as I should be 12 weeks with the pregnancy I lost in June :-( x

Daisybell1 Mon 22-Jul-13 21:36:50

More hugs all round, pimms or sloe gin on offer.

I actually feel better now its happened. I know there's a lifetime of photos to come, but at least this bits out the way now.

escorpion France Tue 23-Jul-13 00:17:45

Will also join?? Started bleeding like a period today, so looks like this is miscarriage number two. First one was in February. Last thing I want to see on the news sad

Daisybell1 Tue 23-Jul-13 07:07:45

Holding esorpion's hand.

Have changed my mind on my last night's post. Its still shite sad

GherkinsAreAce Tue 23-Jul-13 07:15:03

Hugs to everyone. Very sorry to hear about all your losses sad

50degreesintheshade Tue 23-Jul-13 08:18:03

Hugs to everyone this morning.
Going for my first blood test today to send to charring cross :-(
I know how you feel mummytothearkbuilder, I too should have been 12 weeks xx

Bakingtins Tue 23-Jul-13 09:46:30

Escorpion I am so sorry to hear that.

Silverfoxballs Tue 23-Jul-13 09:49:04

It's a long time since my loss so the pain has eased though the sadness remains, I can remember not even being able to walk down the nappy aisle in Tesco.

Love to all.

Pawprint Tue 23-Jul-13 15:28:46

Holding your hands. My m/cd were long ago but I can't stand all this feverish excitement.

I also can't stick Carole Middleton and her cheesy grin.

Huffpot Tue 23-Jul-13 17:39:55

Can I join in too? I lost my baby at 18 weeks pregnant and my due date is Saturday so being flooded with the baby is not going to help sad

katatonic Tue 23-Jul-13 19:52:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Pawprint Tue 23-Jul-13 20:52:02

I'm hoping that now the child has been presented to the world and it's wife (and when we get the announcement of the name) the furore will die down.

Thinking of all of those grieving the loss of a much wanted baby. Also thinking of those coping with infertility.

I remember when Princess Beatrice was born and there was the same silliness. Who could have predicted how her mother's great popularity at that time would change to worldwide condemnation?

When Prince William was born, my mum said he looked like a boiled egg.

Irishmammybread Tue 23-Jul-13 20:54:20

Can I join in too? I know how you all feel.
I've had 4 MC since last year and think I'm coping ok most of the time but sometimes the grief and sense of loss all comes flooding back and it feels as raw as it did at the time. I watched Kate and William come out on the steps with the baby and seeing that little hand and tiny fingers fluttering from under the blanket did it for me, I couldn't stop the tears that came.
I wish them well but wish we had a little bundle of our own to hold too.
Love to everyone who's gone through a loss. x

50degreesintheshade Tue 23-Jul-13 21:19:49

Had a totally crap day :-(
When I saw those tiny fingers the tears just started.
The photo of a friends 12 week scan on Facebook was just too much to bear.
A bottle of wine and a bag of caramel nibbles later the tears have stopped.
I can't wait for my husband to get here tomorrow so I can have a good cry and a cuddle.
Here's hoping we all have a better day tomorrow xx

Tricycletops Switzerland Tue 23-Jul-13 21:45:32

katatonic the republican button has been my friend too.

I'm so sorry you're all going through this, but it's comforting to feel less alone in not enjoying the hooha.

Weaselicious Tue 23-Jul-13 21:50:01

Hugs to you all. Had an ectopic three months ago and have only just gone back to work. So many pregnancies announced in the five days I've been back - work and on FB - and though I'm happy for them all (and Will & Kate) there have been a LOT of tears.

Nadalsballs Tue 23-Jul-13 21:56:11

Sending hugs and positive thoughts to you all. I had mmc and erpc about two years ago now. My close friend had her baby at the same time it was all happening. It was awful.

I have a lovely DD now and all of the ladies I shared a thread with at the time have also since had DCs or are expecting, so I'm sure it'll be you soon.

Sending lots of luck x

Pawprint Tue 23-Jul-13 22:10:06

It's hard because the whole world is happy and celebrating. The fuss is absurd, really.

My worst point was shortly after miscarriage no. 4 and five friends announced their pregnancies within a week. Ugh.

MabelMay Wed 24-Jul-13 03:46:23

Hey all - I'd also like to join. I've tuned out of all news for the next few days - can't bear it.
I mc'd a few months ago at 6 week and got pregnant immediately afterwards (in May). Went in for an early scan yesterday for what I thought was a 8.5 week old baby and found out the baby died around 5-6 weeks. So that's two MCs in 5 months. Feel so sad - 48 hours ago the world seemed a very different place - my hearts go out to all of you too.

Bakingtins Wed 24-Jul-13 07:02:24

V sorry Mabel. I was going to suggest Mumsnet needs a republican button too. I had a bad day with it all yesterday, even though I'm trying to avoid it the RB is everywhere.

Daisybell1 Wed 24-Jul-13 12:05:58

I'm so sorry Mabel, and yes, I agree with a republican button. Shall I be brave and start an HQ thread?

Daisybell1 Wed 24-Jul-13 12:22:19

I've been brave...

linky

Daisybell1 Wed 24-Jul-13 12:23:05

Massive hugs Baking. I found yesterday bad too sad

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