Ok so a bit of a waffle here.
My DP and i discovered at 4 weeks that we were pregnant. We lost bub at 6 weeks, and being our first we were BEYOND excited, and yep...went shopping...told many people...and had it all planned.
So when we were faced with the m/c at 6 weeks we were absolutely grief stricken.
we actually did a few things as a remembereance for our baby.
The reactions we got from some people were:
"at least you know you can get pregnant"
"most people dont even know they are pregnant as early as you did"
which upset us.
Anyway we did a few things to remember our baby by and people think we are nuts but it has helped us grieve and accept our loss.
here is a list:
We planted forget me nots
pregnancy loss australia sent us a certificate of life which DP framed and had a plaque made
DP has a keyring that says "daddy of an angel" with the date on it
i have a necklace with the date on a heart pendant
we had a teddy made with the date embroidered on it
we kept my hospital bracelet, positive pregnancy test and medical forms confirming the pregnancy, all to go in a memory box.
now i feel this has all helped us. It was our baby, no matter how early, it was loved and very much wanted.
But we have had so much negativity surrounding our choice to do this
here are some pics:
are we insane?