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I feel like we’re in some kind of weird universe where it’s Ground-Hog Day.
Except, it isn’t Ground-Hog Day, it’s more like a Ground-Hog Month (a month that actually stretches for 3-4 months) that we keep living over and over. Let’s call it Ground-Hog Quarter.
It goes like this.
Go for a 6.5-7 week scan. All looks good.
Go for another scan somewhere around 8-10 weeks. No heartbeat.
Book in for a D&C.
Wait 2 months.
Get Pregnant again…. And it just goes on and on and on and on.
This is what recurrent miscarriage looks like. And it really sucks.
On the bright side, we now have a frequent flyer account at our OB’s office.
Just kidding. That’s not a thing. But I did joke with him after we left our last post-miscarriage check-up that we might as well just have a standing appointment with him from now on!
Sometimes you just have to be a bit silly, otherwise it all gets a bit too much (and it has been pretty hard on us this time, but I’ll leave that for another post).
Our last check up meeting (last week) was pretty much what we were expecting… another unbalanced translocation of chromosomes 1 and 21. They tell us that this is supposed to be a 50/50 type scenario but so far its 4 nil on the score board for us.
Something we weren’t expecting… this little one was a girl. So that’s 3 girls and 1 boy… I’ve been teasing Sam about it, saying it’s pretty likely he’s going to get a girl once we hit one with the right chromosomes. He seems to think that we’re due for a boy… maybe we’ll get lucky on all fronts next time 😉
Just before you go, I thought it might be worth mentioning (and some of you may already be aware), today is International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day).
I haven’t really said anything in particular about it on our social media accounts today as we have been inviting ladies to share their stories throughout the month of October in honour of this day over at our blog One in Four.
If you haven’t had the chance yet, make sure you pop over to the One in Four blog and check it out. So far, we have stories from 6 amazing ladies who have so bravely shared their stories of pregnancy loss and infertility (some of these ladies have never spoken publicly about it before) which we hope will go a long way to breaking the silence that seems to be forced on us around talking about miscarriage, and help raise awareness as to just how many people are affected by pregnancy loss.
If you would like to join these amazing ladies by sharing your of loss or infertility story too, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or if you would like to share your story anonymously, contact us via our get in touch form.
Until next time 😉
PS If you’re looking at that photo and wondering if I’m pregnant again… I’m not (that I know of! HA!) That pic was taken at around 8 weeks into the last pregnancy… the old belly gets big quickly these days 🙂
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