Remembering Our Due Date

I never intended to look up my potential due date for our one and only pregnancy.  However, my friend did for us.  I forgot when exactly, but knew that it’d be in October some time.  Isn’t it October now?  The other day, Bob asked, “Wouldn’t our baby be due soon if the pregnancy had progressed?”  As I stared at the TV screen, my eyes felt a little warm and tears were brewing.  They didn’t come down though.  I can’t believe it’s time for our due date already.  Has it been so many months already?  I went back to the online chat conversation I had with my friend and found out the exact date.  The due date would have been October 29th.  Although it’s a little sad and my heart hurts a little, it’s also strangely comforting to know exactly what the due date would have been.  Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.  It’s so fitting to honor this brief yet important pregnancy today.

Another dear friend of mine sent me a picture that says:

I remember the day, 

I remember your loss,

I remember your sadness,

I remember your baby.

Thinking of you.

I thanked her and mentioned that my due date would have been October 29th.

She wrote: “I know.  It’s in my calendar.”

I am so grateful for a friend who cares so much that she wrote it down and remembered.  It’s important to me that this pregnancy is not forgotten.

I will not forget.


15 thoughts on “Remembering Our Due Date

  1. I had three due dates in 2014. March 2014, June 2014 and Nov. 2014. The third time was the charm and I’m 8 mos along now. I still get updates from the March 2014 Babies group on some online message board. I kept “unsubscribing” and FINALLY it stopped. Every day I was getting these “updates” in my email. EVERY day it hurt. Never give up!


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  3. What an amazing friend. These due dates are so hard, and I really feel like the majority of my friends and family don’t view these as real, but they are so very real to those who have experienced the loss. Hugs to you.


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