...But my wife and I have decided to talk about this publicly. We were hoping that around this holiday we'd be announcing to family and friends that we were expecting our second child. And we were. But we're not now. We had a miscarriage a few weeks ago. We knew this in our heads, but this is extremely common. Fortunately, Alix's life was not in any danger and it looks like there's no reason to believe that we can not get pregnant and carry a baby to term in the future.
But it's a painful, shocking experience. And it happens all the time. Upon revealing why we've been away from the office and distracted to some friends in town, we came to realize how many people we knew who had experienced something similar. That's what prompted me to write this and Alix to write about it on Facebook. We didn't all know that each other had been through it.
So, it stinks. There's no rhyme or reason to it. It just stinks. But, we're alive and so is Cale and you pick up and start moving on. Which we've done. We're both doing well and Cale is too young to know what was going on.
So, if you are ever going through this yourself, I just thought I'd put this up to let folks know that you do know others who have been through it, too. We've been fortunate to have friends and family to lean on. And you will, too. And if you don't have anyone else, or don't want to ask, talk to me. I'll talk with you about it. I'll listen to what you're feeling, which, honestly, is all anyone can offer you in this situation.
Thanks for listening.