This is a warning post; it’s a warning to all the parents who have lost babies and it’s something that you need to be prepared for. I was totally unprepared, and therefore I thought I’d write a post about it!
ok…. So today I took my youngest to a toddler group; we go every week and most people their know us. There was a 3 week old baby girl there today and I was talking to her mum…. Feeling positive and remaining strong. Anyway, we were speaking for ages, when suddenly she said… ‘She’s called Sophie’… Well, that was the moment I completely buckled! I made my excuses, walked out of the room, and burst into tears!!! By the time I returned I looked a complete mess! Everyone starred, and I felt awful… So embarrassed!
so…. As a warning…. Be prepared! You will hear another child called the same name as your baby. To prepare yourself you can ask:
- How will I feel?
- How can I keep as calm as possible?
- What can I do to get through it?
- Will I tell them why I’m upset or not?
I was surprised by just how much it affected me so I wanted to warn other parents.