An Update

I’ve been a little quiet on social media recently and I finally feel up to sharing a bit about why. We found out I was pregnant several weeks ago and were very excited. We planned on having a cookout on Mother’s Day weekend to share the happy news.

Unfortunately shortly afterwards we found out that I had what is called a molar pregnancy. We have had a lot of up and down moments the last few weeks but ultimately our baby did not survive and I ended up needing to have surgery this past Monday.

So this week I’ve just been trying to take it easy and will be following up soon to make sure everything has healed. I could not have made it through the last few weeks without my husband - every time I was sad or mad or moody, he has been right there helping me through it. ♥️  Our parents and some friends have also been immensely helpful in coordinating food and visits and help. I am grateful for their kindness.

I apologize if I did not tell you personally - I’ve been in pain, physically and emotionally - and I just need time to process and try to work through all these crazy emotions. We had so many unknowns at first that I was uncertain of what to share. A friend and I discussed yesterday how social media is good and bad - good to keep in touch and it can be entertaining, but bad when you worry about what people will say or feeling like you have to explain everything you do/choose. I have hesitated to tell people about what I’ve been going through, for fear of judgment mainly I guess, and I honestly debated posting anything at all but finally decided to for several reasons:

1. Writing helps me process things and I’m having a hard time sleeping. So maybe this will help me to move on.
2. Maybe this will help someone else who is struggling or sad to know they’re not alone.
3. I knew very little about molar pregnancy previous to this so I thought maybe sharing more information about it could help someone else.

If this is something you’ve gone through, I’m so very sorry. Please know that although this is a serious thing and a very real loss, you will heal and this was not your fault - lean on your support people and rest as much as you can. There are complications that can happen with molar pregnancy so please make sure to keep all your doctor appointments. I'll be writing up some other posts soon and I’ll post links to those here as soon as I get them up.

♥️♥️♥️♥️

1 comment :

  1. I'm sorry Shalynne. And I agree, social media is a double edge sword. Thank you for being brave enough to share. I have never heard of a molar pregnancy and am off to get educated.

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