Larissa Genat

About Larissa Genat

Larissa Genat lives in Adelaide, Australia with her husband Marcus. Her firstborn, a beautiful girl named Ariella Jade, was stillborn at term in January 2013. After an anxious nine months, her son Levi was born safely just weeks before Ariella’s first birthday. Her third child, Seanna, was born safely in August 2015. You can read more of Larissa’s story at

So Very Thankful

I've been thinking lately about how very thankful I am for different things in my life. As an Australian I don't officially celebrate Thanksgiving, but as my newsfeed fills with my American friends talking about it, I can't help but think about the various people I am thankful for. I'm thankful for my son. He's [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:11:37+00:00 November 25th, 2015|Parenting After Loss, The First Year|0 Comments

I Called Her by her Sister’s Name

My little girl is 10 weeks old now! Time went slowly for the first few weeks but is now racing past, despite my pleas for it slow down. This is my second time parenting after loss (my son Levi is almost two years old) and it's definitely different this time.  I have relaxed quicker with Seanna - [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:12:16+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Parenting After Loss, The First Year|2 Comments

Larissa’s Bump Day Blog, Week 37: Windows

There's a house inside my mummy where my little brother grows. Or maybe it's my little sister, no one really knows! So begins one of my son's favourite books: There's a House Inside my Mummy. It's a great book that helps explain pregnancy to little children and Levi loves to read it while pointing to [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:13:59+00:00 August 13th, 2015|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Larissa’s Bump Day Blog, Week 35: Rays of Hope

I’m thirty five weeks this week. THIRTY FIVE! Could someone please tell me where the time has gone? It’s hard to believe that in just five weeks I will finally meet this little child. It’s so close! And yet… sometimes I wonder how I can handle another five weeks of kicks to my ribs and [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:14:07+00:00 July 30th, 2015|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Larissa’s Bump Day Blog, Week 33: Anxiety Basket and Peace

I started this fortnight with a new plan: I was going to conquer my anxiety! It seemed like a lofty goal considering the fact I am pregnant after a loss but I wanted to do it. I was so tired of feeling paralysed by anxious thoughts and having them steal the joy of this pregnancy. [...]

Larissa’s Bump Day Blog, Week 31: Rest

I think every pregnant mama will agree that it is an exhausting time. As I get further in my third trimester, my body is getting more and more exhausted. As well as growing a new little person, I spend my days looking after my 1.5 year old son which is both fun and tiring. Between [...]

Larissa’s Bump Day Blog, Week 27: History Does Not Have to Repeat

As this pregnancy progresses I have been getting more anxious. Ariella was stillborn at 39 weeks, so I don't feel like I have  "safe point" that, once reached, will make this pregnancy easier. When people ask me what will help my worry, the answer is always birth! I still find myself believing that we will bring [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:15:49+00:00 June 4th, 2015|Bump Day Blog, Uncategorized|3 Comments