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Tricycletops 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

Nobhead Wed 24-Jul-13 23:17:02

Been struggling this past week too. I MC'd my girl at 19 weeks in Feb and would have been due last week. Seeing that little baby all wrapped up and how happy Will and Kate looked just hit me again. I want my baby girl here wrapped up in my arms. Hopefully the media will STFU about it now.

Daisybell1 Wed 24-Jul-13 22:18:01

Oh buggery bollocks Tea, I'm so sorry, that's so crap sad

Thinking of you and your little George x

CamomileHoneyVanilla Wed 24-Jul-13 22:04:42

Oh Tea, that just takes the complete piss doesn't it. Really feel for you. Lots of hugs and sympathy.

Shite shite shite. It's not fair <stomps about> I'd quite like a good cry. Instead I just feel really low.

Lots of hugs to everyone going through a difficult time too. We'll get there, just taking a more harrowing route.

Pawprint Wed 24-Jul-13 21:04:48

Sorry about that Tea.

A girl I worked with was due the same day I would have been and I had to put up with seeing her growing bump over the next six months.

TeaAndANatter Wed 24-Jul-13 19:31:47

Feeling very sorry for myself. Husband and I had decided to call the baby-that-wasn't-to-be George, and put a forget me not post on the MC Association meadow last month. Now I am surrounded by baby news, and the name 'George' everywhere presumably for the next few days. It feels like some horrible surreal joke - could this be feeling more painful right now, I know, let's put royal baby news everywhere! Still coping at work, I know, we'll call it George.

Sorry x

MabelMay Wed 24-Jul-13 17:14:46

Daisy - I think you were right to get stroppy in the other thread. The initial MN response was way too glib and jokey - not appropriate. You gave them food for thought and at least that's something.

Camomile I'm in pretty much the same boat as you (2 mcs in last 6 months - found out on Monday this one, at 8.5 weeks, has not progressed). I'm so sorry for your loss.

Feel worse today - probably because initially I was in shock. Now that it's sinking in, having to confront the fact that all those plans for the next 8 months were for naught.

Holding everyone else's hand who's going through similar and feeling crappy. xx

Secretswitch Wed 24-Jul-13 16:55:47

Love and hugs to you all. So difficult to have constant reminders off loss sad

Daisybell1 Wed 24-Jul-13 16:53:13

sorry, that should be blush

Daisybell1 Wed 24-Jul-13 16:52:57

Camomile, so sorry to see you here. I know what you're going through - I've lost three in a year. It is completely and totally shite. There's no other way of describing it. hugs.

I may have got a tinsy bit stroppy in the 'Republican button' thread [embarrassed]

Tricycletops Wed 24-Jul-13 13:58:40

Thanks Daisy. I've posted on your thread.

Camomile and Mabel, I'm so sorry. Thinking about you.

CamomileHoneyVanilla Wed 24-Jul-13 12:28:12

Can I join in. Miscarried on Monday, confirmed yesterday. Second mc in six months. Feeling utterly shite.

I'm sorry to all you guys for your losses too. flowers all round.

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

Massive hugs Baking. I found yesterday bad too sad

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

I've been brave...


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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Tricycletops 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.

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

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

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.

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

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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

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