This is the most personal thing I’ve ever shared in all my years of blogging. And I thought long and hard before deciding to share this with weddingbee readers, because it’s intensely personal (my mom will probably think I’m crazy). But if I can help some people and change some opinions, it’ll be worth it.
At the end of April this year, I found out that I was pregnant. Mr. Bee and I were overjoyed, and I immediately got to work launching Babybee, as it had been part of the master plan when weddingbee was but a twinkle in my eye. But shortly thereafter, I suffered a miscarriage.
It was a terrible couple of months emotionally and physically, as I continued to have very strong pregnancy symptoms even after my doctor told me I would soon miscarry. But the worst part of it all, was the relentless “When are you going to have kids?” and “When are you going to launch Babybee?” questions from friends, family members, acquaintences, and complete strangers. It was a constant reminder of what I felt like was my failure.
The reason I’m sharing my story is because this is a relatively common topic on weddingbee, and I want people to know that it’s not okay to ask someone when they’re going to have kids. They could be having trouble conceiving, going through a miscarriage, or maybe they don’t even want children at all. Whatever the reason, it’s private and personal, and I hope that people think twice before asking the baby question again in the future.
I’m going to blog about my entire experience in-depth once we launch babybee, but I wanted you to know that babybee has been put on the back burner for a little while now. We’re taking a little break to recover from all of this, but when the time comes, you can be sure that I’ll share as much as I can. Thanks for listening.
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