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June 12, 2007


Mary Ellen

I'm so, so sorry.


Oh Jessie - I'm still so sorry. Thanks for sharing that with us.


I love you Jessie, and I'm thinking of you guys. I'm so sorry.

(((huge hugs)))


This is a beautiful and touching entry Jessie. I'm glad you're eating good and participating in your life and I'm glad you have such good people surrounding you. I Love You too.


I'm so sorry Jessamyn. I think that for many people they would not have been able to deal with that type of scary experience at home. I'm glad that you are doing okay, but I am also glad that you aren't pushing those feelings away. And I'm very sorry for you and Geoff to have had this loss. My thoughts are with you both.


I love you, Jessie, and I love that you let yourself grieve while still seeing the good in life. Your words are inspiring, even if that isn't your intent. I'm glad you shared all of this and hope it brings you a measure of peace.


You don't know me, I think I've commented twice on your blog. I just want to say I'm so sorry. And thank you for sharing your story. At 9.5 weeks we realized our baby to be was dead, and waited for 2.5 weeks for my body to realize it. I walked around feeling pregnant, knowing that nothing was living in my uterus. It was so bizarre, and finally it was time for a D&C. I talked to people who said its standard, no trouble, it'll be over. I had a horrendous recovery from the d&c, sounding similar to your bleeding episode in the bathtub. Now, a month and a half later my hormone levels haven't dropped like they should and I have a specialized ultrasound scheduled to determine what's going on and if I need another D&C. UGh. I'm sorry, I didn't mean to make this comment about me- except to say I'm really appreciative of your honesty and openness with your experience. I have trouble with the words when my friends ask how I am because I am ok, but there is also so much more for me that I don't know how to explain.

Wishing you peace and comfort and smiles.


I've been thinking about you ever since you first posted about this.

The morning when I, two months pregnant, started bleeding, was the worst of my life. The grief and fear and panic. The hours of waiting at the hospital (it was a weekend, and they had to page an ultrasound tech to come in to confirm the suspected miscarriage, which took hours).

I wish you peace, and the love and support I know you have from Geoff and your family. I also wish you luck, when you are ready to try again.


I'm sending you lots of love.

Mike Harris

Jess, for a little bit, I wasn't here at work; I was immersed in the world of this event. You wrote about it so well.

As I turn into an "adult," I realize that there are some times where I have a feeling and I just can't convey the depth of it in words.

Saying "I'm so very sorry" sounds rote and too formal and doesn't truly convey how deeply saddened I am that you had to go through an event like that ... and how much admiration and respect and amazement I have that you were able to write with such clarity and strength about it.

Again ... I'm so sorry for your loss.


Jessie, I'm sending you a big hug from California. I'm "of advanced maternity age" myself and am just getting married to a man who said he wouldn't mind having another child (which would be my first). At the same time, I know we will be facing complications and miscarriage and lots of waiting, and I'm scared of what that'll look like. Reading your account, as sad as it is, helps demystify much of this situation. So, thanks for writing this. You're making a difference for so many people with every post that you write.


I'm so very sorry.

Anne L.

Jess, you are in my thoughts.


Jessie, I love you and I am so very sorry for your loss and your pain. You and Geoff and Katie are in my thoughts and my prayers.


Thank you so much for sharing your story. My heart aches for you all.


Jess, just thinking of you and your family. Hugs.

charla mustard-foote

Jessamyn, I'm so very sorry -- there's not much else to say. I'm especially impressed with your honesty with Katie. Be well!



I can't really find the words to express my sympathy to you & your family- all I can say is that I feel for you and I am glad there are many people in your life to support you. This entry, despite the loss it describes, is so beautifully, powerfully written. Hugs from a Kentucky photographer to you!


I've been thinking about you a lot. I'm so sorry for your loss. I have never read anything so honest and raw about a miscarriage before, thank you for trusting all of us enough to share it.

I wish I could do more than just tell you how sorry I am.


You are in my thoughts and I'm sending all of you love and healing light. Thank you for your words. They are always so honest and real. It is an honor to read them.


Aw, Jess...reading this brought back all of my memories in complete clarity, memories of my own miscarriages. I'm so sorry and I wish like hell this story had had a happier ending. Keeping you in my thoughts,


I'm so sorry for your loss. I have been there, in a similar but different way, and I want to tell you that you are strong - and not just because you write so beautifully about what happened to you, but because it is so painful to just keep living during such a sad time. You're right - people don't talk about it much and I wish they did. I felt very alone when I had a miscarriage, even though I had my one year old to comfort me and my husband, too. Good luck and know that we're all out here in the Internets, thinking of you and praying for you.


This brought back vivid memories for me too, despite the passage of time. My own miscarriage pre-dates the internet and I remember feeling terribly alone, despite the kind words of friends and family. Thank you for being brave enough to share this with us. I hope in some way you can gain strength from the love we're all sending you from out here across the globe. Sending you a big, big hug...

Beth Berry

Oh Jessamyn, honey, I just love you. We are praying that God will heal your heart quickly, and bring a new baby for you as soon as you're ready.


I'm so so sorry. I hope you can feel the love and support that you are receiving here on earth and from up above, and I hope that love and support can get you through the next hours, days, weeks, months. I am praying for you.

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