Lisa Osbourne on her miscarriage: ‘I never got to meet our son, Theo’

She endured a miscarriage in the second trimester of her second pregnancy – but it's only now, more than two years on, that Lisa Osbourne feels able to open up about her pain.

The wife of reality TV star Jack, she now has two children: daughters Pearl Clementine, who is three, and Andy Rose, who arrived in June of this year.

The duo maried in Hawaii in October 2012 surrounded by their friends and family – including Jack's proud parents rocker Ozzy and talent show judge Sharon. 

However, shortly after announcing they were expecting a second child – Lisa experienced a late-term miscarriage. Now, in revealing Instagram posts, she has opened up about the pain she suffered at the time – and the daily struggles she still endures now.

"I don't talk about what happened to us much, and I've never posted this photo before out of fear that someone would say something mean or negative," Lisa began, also sharing a picture of a card with tiny footprints printed on it. 

"I would have an almost 2 year old son now, named Theo. I never got to meet him, and this is all I have to remember him by… his tiny little footprints.

"It still hurts every day, and I will always love & miss him. He was a real baby, and he was mine.

"My heart goes out to my friends, family, and those of you I don't know that have suffered the loss of a baby. I love you all!"

The 28-year-old was quickly inundated with messages of support, as well as stories from men and women who had suffered their own loses. 

One note from a fan read: "Thank you for sharing this, and I'm truly sorry for your loss because I know how much pain you have. My son Sebastian would have been almost 1 year and 8 months. It's still very difficult.

"I wish I could turn back time and hold him in my arms again. What I would do just to hold his tiny body against my chest again.

"He was so tiny and beautiful. I think about my son every single day. Thank you again for sharing your story."

Indeed, Lisa was so overwhelmed by the outpouring of support, that she then made a second Instagram post which depicted a lit candle: "For my love, Theo… and all of the other babies who aren't with us in the flesh but are with us mommies in spirit, forever," she wrote late last night. 

"I also want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who's opened up about their own stories, I've read a lot of them and I'm in tears because I feel so overwhelmed with support.

"Thank you guys so much, it really means the world to have such beautiful things said about my son."

The Miscarriage Association Of Ireland can be contacted on info@miscarriage.ie

 

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