How to get through the holidays

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Registered: 09-04-2011
How to get through the holidays
Thu, 12-01-2011 - 11:48am

Any suggestions on how to survive that first holiday season without your baby? Our first child Caleb was stillborn last April at 38 weeks and this holiday season is so hard. I would love to hear advice on how to get through it (if there is a way?) or ideas others had on how to include their babies who are gone in their holiday traditions. I can't believe its only December 1!!! I feel like this holiday season will never end and it hasn't even really started yet!


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Registered: 05-09-2010
Sat, 12-03-2011 - 7:00pm
to be honest i don't even remember that Christmas. it's all a blur for me. the only thing i remember is extreme bitterness. not helpful i know but maybe you wont remember yours either. ignorance is bliss.

Jackson born sleeping 9~21~09

AnnaBelle born screaming 11~19~10

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Registered: 02-01-2008
Wed, 12-07-2011 - 12:14pm

I had a hard time at any event that I had envisioned my daughter attending with me.