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I started blogging because I had a miscarriage
« on: Aug 11, 2016 @ 10:22 AM »
Hi y'all,

I started blogging after I had a miscarriage last year. Being a military caregiver and autism mom has left me a bit isolated, so when we experienced this loss, my whole world fell apart. For months, I didn't know what to do with myself and bounced from one activity and idea to another; all in an attempt to just kind of forget I think. For years I had contemplated starting a blog about being a caregiver and mom, but never had the courage to do so.
I think I saw this as an opportunity for an outlet. At the same time, I began to interact with more military caregivers and found that many of us went through similar trials and tribulations with nowhere to go or find support. Granted, there has been an increase in support over the last few years, but many caregiver support groups don't seem to address some key struggles and frustrations we face on a daily basis.
Around the same time-frame, our little one was finally diagnosed with High Functioning Autism. For years, we had tried different techniques and have noticed what we lovingly call a 'quirkiness' about our son; but no one would listen to our concerns because he wasn't showing certain obvious Autism signs. You know, because one is supposed to be able to diagnose someone with a condition by observing them for 30-60 minutes; if the person is lucky enough to get that much time.
The more I interacted with other (special needs) moms and (military) caregivers and the more I reflected on our own struggles trying to integrate into "civilian society" as a military family, the more I felt like I could use my outlet to help others and hopefully create a platform that shows other caregivers and moms out there that they are not alone. If I can help or encourage just one mom, caregiver or spouse, I think I did OK. :)

Well, this just turned into a far longer post than I had expected. haha
Thanks for reading!


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Re: I started blogging because I had a miscarriage
« Reply #1 on: Aug 12, 2016 @ 12:56 AM »
Hi there! So happy to have you here.
I'm so sorry about your loss last year. :( The reason I started blogging was because I had a blighted ovum in July, which was found at 10 weeks. It was devastating to me. Everything was there expect for the baby. I ended up having a D&C the next day after the 2nd ultrasound. I felt like blogging would help me to clear my mind, meet other mama's and to get out of the shell I was hiding in. I'm proud of you for how far you have come. Also, my 4 year old, although not diagnosed just yet for autism (still working on that), I know 100% he has Sensory Processing Disorder. Life can be tough on you sometimes, but we are all here for you if you need someone to talk to. <3

If you ever need to talk, you can find me at:

Blog: thegeekymamablog.wordpress.com
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Re: I started blogging because I had a miscarriage
« Reply #2 on: Aug 12, 2016 @ 07:05 PM »
I'm sorry for the terrible hardship you all faced!

I can see that it hasn't stopped you from sharing it with the world.

It's important voices like yours are heard.. You inspire others.. Trust me you do.

Thank you

-Ike

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Re: I started blogging because I had a miscarriage
« Reply #3 on: Aug 12, 2016 @ 10:04 PM »
Ashley,

Thank you so much for your kind words, they are very much appreciated! I am sorry for your loss as well. It is a very difficult topic to discuss, but hiding it doesn't do me or anyone else around me any good. I hate that miscarriages are still such a Taboo topic in our society.
Blogging has helped a lot! Good luck on getting the Autism diagnosis. If you can get it before your little starts school, it could very well make your life just a tad bit easier when asking for an IEP or 504 plans!

I will definitely be following a fellow geek's blogs and hope we can continue to connect. :)

PS: Good luck trying for your Rainbow baby. <3 :)
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Re: I started blogging because I had a miscarriage
« Reply #4 on: Aug 12, 2016 @ 10:05 PM »
Ike,

Thank you for your kind words!

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Re: I started blogging because I had a miscarriage
« Reply #5 on: Aug 16, 2016 @ 05:23 PM »
no worries, thank u!

Ike

 

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