This Week

Well hello!

I’m sure you have your own overflowing to-do lists, filled with things like “drop off packages at UPS” and “prep meals for the week.”

Is “resurrect an old blog series” on yours as well?

This Week is, according to many of you, one of your favorite series on the blog. I originally nixed it in favor of my #readwithhitha newsletter, but I missed the weekly dialogue of sharing what I’m up to and what I’m reading.

Apparently you felt the same, based on this survey and some personal messages I’ve received. And with that, we’re back! And with some news…

This week was one of the most challenging ones I’ve ever had. I had a lot going on with work (investor meetings, a big shoot, preschool prep for Rho). I also was waiting to find out if I miscarried.

It turns out that I did.

I’m sharing the news here, the day of my D&C and two days after it was confirmed, because I want to. One – I’m terrible at holding any kind of news in. Two – because we do not talk about this enough.

I’m feeling all the feelings right now, and I’ll share them in another post when I can be coherent about it. But it feels good to just say it, get it out there, and continue healing.

I’m spending this weekend recovering physically and emotionally. I hope you have more exciting plans than your couch, your father’s home cooking, and binging on Madame Secretary.

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Have a wonderful weekend!

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  • Katie Twist

    So sorry for your loss, Hitha. I miscarried this spring, it was a really hard time. Agree it definitely isn’t talked about enough, and happens way more often than we think. Take care of yourself! Hugs!

  • Jani Jensen

    So sad to hear this. Sending best thoughts. Thank you for sharing this, even though it must be difficult. I am an infertility physician and totally agree that there is so much silence around pregnancy loss, as well as the difficulty to become pregnant for many couples.

  • Katherine Cain

    I love you so very much!! Sending huge hugs and kisses XOXOXOXO

  • Jennifer

    I’m so sorry about your loss. Thank you and good for you for sharing this news. I have had a number of friends go through a miscarriage and not tell anyone until much later. Sometimes years. I can’t imagine trying to heal from something like that without support from friends. I’m glad your family is there for you. Please know that you and all your loved ones are in my prayers. Sending lots of love your way.

  • Lorelei

    I’m so sorry.

  • Elena

    So sorry to hear about your loss… It’s happened to me twice and it’s not easy, either physically or emotionally. I agree that more people should talk about this; it is something like a taboo subject, as if people are afraid others will judge them for their body not working “properly” or something like that. I’ve come to realise that pregnancy is a very complicated process; sometimes everything clicks together, and many times unfortunately it doesn’t, and that is hard… Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  • Telicia Allen

    Thank you for generously sharing your life with us.
    I wish you healthy healing and grieving!

  • A

    I’m so sorry for your loss. It was brave of you to share something so deeply personal. My heart goes out to you and your husband.

  • Sharon

    I’m sad for you and this loss, Hitha. I hope you have a lot of support around you. Sending you lots of virtual hugs.

  • Jessie Buckmaster

    I’m so sorry to hear about your news Hitha. I’m proud of you for speaking up, take care of yourself and take your time.

  • jenn lynn

    This is indeed a very heartbreaking time, but I am here for strength and also enlightenment. Also that this is something that should not be taboo; but as woman we are strong and at times have to deal alone !!! I can relate more than you think directly. I feel for woman who have been through it and I will say that many down you when you go through it even if you do want children or if do not want children, ( like myself) but that is another story when you are feeling better and this is being discussed. Take it easy! I am rooting for you!!!!!

  • Kate

    I am so very sorry. I learned this morning that my pregnancy isn’t viable, so I understand the heartbreak. Sending hugs and comfort.