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Sister has just given birth

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Littlelot Sat 01-Dec-18 09:43:20

Just needed to say this somewhere where I wouldn’t spoil the excitement for everyone else. My sister has just had a gorgeous little boy and I am genuinely delighted for her. She’s had a tough pregnancy and I am so relieved that her and the little one are safe and healthy. I’ve been completely supportive, always there for her, congratulated her ... but a bit of me is still devastated that it’s not me. We’ve been diagnosed with unexplained secondary infertility and looking into ivf. I’ve had a good cry, feel like a terrible person because I know my sister hasn’t had it easy. I don’t want to feel like this every time someone I love has a baby but just don’t know how to switch it off.

Anyhow not really looking for any answers as I suspect there are none. I think I just needed to write it down where people would understand and not think I’m awful.

Blacktoffeecat Sat 01-Dec-18 09:44:02

flowers
You sound like a lovely sister

LokisLover Sat 01-Dec-18 09:44:40

You’re not awful at all. If anything it’s much better to have a good cry, recognise it sucks for you and get it all out.

VictoriaBun Sat 01-Dec-18 09:45:31

flowers For the new mum
flowers For the new auntie
Congratulations to you both.

Starheart Sat 01-Dec-18 09:54:16

Focus on some self care for you and just allow yourself some time to process your emotions. Congratulations on becoming an Auntie. x

Littlelot Sat 01-Dec-18 12:11:09

Thank you - the kind words made me cry again but I starting to feel a bit better.

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