I am brand new to this so I'll give you all a little background to my story. My husband and I have been married since August 7, 2010. He is an airman in the Navy and was out to sea when I found out i was pregnant in June of 2011. I wasn't able to contact him until the day before Fathers Day, but needless to say, he was ecstatic. He returned from deployment a little over a month later. I had a seemingly uncomplicated pregnancy. Everything seemed to be going smoothly and we could not wait to meet our perfect, little boy. On Halloween weekend, I realized I hadn't felt my son move all day. I was terrified but kept telling myself that everything was ok and he would move tomorrow. Two days passed and I still felt no movement. Scared to get an answer I didn't want, I hesitated before calling my doctor. I went into his office the afternoon of October 31 and was immediately hooked up to a non-stress machine. The nurse advised me that at 25 weeks, they may have trouble picking up a heartbeat and I shouldn't worry if they don't hear one right away. i was shaking until the nurse told me that she had found his heartbeat and everything was fine, which is why I was shocked when a second nurse came in and asked me to go in for an ultrasound. I immediately saw my baby's still image on the screen and I knew. My worst fear had been confirmed by the words "I'm sorry, Jessica. There is no heartbeat." Devastated, I screamed out that there was a mistake. The nurse had just heard his heartbeat moments before. I later learned that she was actually hearing the sound of the placenta. After being admitted to the hospital, my husband waited by my side during the 13 agonizing hours of labor before I delivered our silent baby. I waited and waited to hear him cry, although I knew he was dead. We held him for about an hour before saying goodbye forever. I miss him Oi I every day and I have cried for him every day. My due date is a few short weeks away and I am terrified to wake up that morning knowing that my arms will still be empty at the end of the day. I also have a close friend that is due to have her son the day after I should be having mine. I don't know how to get through this and to make matters worse, my husband leaves in 3 days for a 10 month deployment. :( help me ladies, I am so lost..how did you all get through your due dates knowing you had no baby to take home?