mom@41 asked for an update in another post, so I thought I'd give one. I have one medical update, but I will wait till the end of this post, since it's kinda sensitive, and I don't want to upset anyone.
Emotionally, I'm doing okay (as in "normal" not "well"). DH and I are starting down a long path of grief and healing. We are trying to figure out what to do for a memorial service. We worship at a lay benedictine community, and we are hoping to have a small ceremony in their gardens. We don't know exactly what to do or how to do it. I would appreciate any suggestions.
From a practical standpoint, I'm not sure how long I need to rest. I m/c on Monday and have been resting since then. But we went for a small walk yesterday, and it felt so good to get out of the house and get a little exercise. Anyone have any suggestions on that? Is it too soon? I'd love to go back to work for a bit just to get out of the house. (My work is not physically demanding.)
***WARNING: sensitive info to follow re: the m/c***
I thought I was done with the m/c on Monday after I had bled and passed clots for 4 hours. The bleeding and cramping subsided. But on Tuesday afternoon I started cramping really bad again and passed a large object. I didn't know what it was (the m/w had said the embryonic sac should have been "the size of a kidney bean"), so I called the m/w. It was the placenta. We didn't know what to do with it, so we kept it. We may bury it in the garden when we do our memorial service. I'm not sure. It might feel kinda weird :confused: Anyone else keep part of their m/c and do something with it?