Dean and I have spent the past few days resting and doing indulgent things we wouldn’t normally do. Here’s how we’ve been caring for ourselves after the miscarriage…
Caring for Ourselves After a Miscarriage:
- Staying up until 1am.
- Sleeping in until 10 or 11am.
- Getting a head massage.
- Eating red velvet cheesecake.
- Inhaling rolls and rolls of sushi.
- Drinking way too many glasses of expensive Cakebread wine.
- Watching Chopped All Stars.
- Watching The Place Beyond the Pines with eye candy Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper.
We appreciate everyone who has commented and supported us. My friend sent me the sweetest email (I excerpted below), asking to add my name to a prayer that’s read at her synagogue. This gesture has meant the world to me, as I know we would not be able to get through this dark time without our friends and family, the support of so many wonderful communities, and prayer.
“In Judaism there is a prayer call the mi shebarach. It is said at several services throughout the week to send love and healing to those who are suffering, sick, or in pain. In the middle of the prayer a list is read that includes those in the community for whom the prayer is relevant. If you want, I would love to add your name to the list that is read at my synagogue. If you want more info about the prayer.”
Lastly, I want to include a song shared by Lizzi who blogs at Considerings. I had never heard of the song I Will Carry You by the Christian band Selah, but it’s the same title of a book written by the wife of a Selah band member. They lost their baby daughter hours after she was born. Her heartbreaking story helped me through my first miscarriage.