As the mother mourns the loss of her baby, she said about her wedding day: "Is it the day we buried our baby or is it the day we got married? I don’t want to celebrate our marriage."
Things couldn't have gone more perfectly for the couple, Kate and Tim, who were finally tying the knot after a year of planning. They couldn't wait to tell their friends and family on their wedding day about Kate's pregnancy. But the big day quickly took a devastating turn, and now, the couple will forever remember their wedding day, March 14, as the day they buried the remains of their child after Kate lost her baby right before walking down the aisle.
"I found out I was four weeks pregnant," recalled 29-year-old Kate, who was "over the moon" to finally conceive after six months of trying.
When she broke the news to Tim, he cried tears of joy when he realized that children would become big brothers. Kate has a 1-year-old son, Liam, that she shares with Tim, and she is also a mother to 9-year-old Noah, her son from a previous relationship.
Ecstatic about welcoming a new member to their family, Kate and Tim believed it would be best for them to break the news on their wedding day.
"We couldn’t wait," Kate told Kidspot. "We planned on doing a big reveal and telling all our family and friends at our wedding."
However, on the night of her wedding rehearsal, Kate's worst fears of losing her baby started coming true. "I felt a massive downpour of blood and the pain in my back start to get worse," Kate recalled. "I knew then I was miscarrying the baby... there was no chance of survival."
Despite the thought of losing their baby, Kate and Tim decided to go through with the wedding, which eventually led them to live one of their happiest as well as most heartbreaking days of their lives.
On the big day, right before she had to walk down the aisle, Kate decided to go to the bathroom one last time, and she laid eyes on a horrifying sight. "This small pod the size of my palm was in my underwear," she said as she grew emotional. "It was the baby. I was bleeding so much that day I didn’t even know I had passed it - I was in shock. I walked down the aisle thinking of what we had lost and all that we are going through."
At the end of the aisle, Tim stood waiting for Kate, and they finally tied the knot in a ceremony they pictured for so long.
A pregnant mother has told her story of the moment she realised the unthinkable was happening moments before walking down the aisle.https://t.co/ZnmIwDh29z— news.com.au (@newscomauHQ) March 28, 2021
It was only after exchanging wedding vows when Kate finally told Tim about the heartbreaking discovery she made moments before walking down the aisle. "I told him I miscarried and he cried... which made me cry," Kate shared.
After celebrating their wedding day, the two of them arrived back at the chapel that night to say their last goodbye to the miscarried baby. "We buried our baby in a special place in the front garden," Kate shared. "It showed the love we have for each other and our family. It’s a sacred place for me."
Along with the immense grief of losing their child, Kate also feels like she won't ever be able to celebrate her wedding day ever again.
'I miscarried just before walking down the aisle and only told my husband when we said ‘I do’' https://t.co/MjCFNwGiwx— Fabulous (@Fabulousmag) March 28, 2021
"I would like to redo it in some way," the young mother shared. "How do we celebrate this day now? Is it the day we buried our baby or is it the day we got married? I don’t want to celebrate our marriage - which was full of so much laughter, fun and joy - and have the other thought pushed aside, and vice versa. I just feel guilty for celebrating our anniversary on this day."
Trying to focus on what's coming, Kate revealed that she and Tim would start trying again soon, even though there are worries about her miscarrying again. Ready for whatever comes, Kate added, "Whatever life throws at us, we’ll get through it together."
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