Laura Malcolm

About Laura Malcolm

Laura Malcolm is the proud mother of Layla, who was stillborn at 35 weeks in November 2013, and Diego, her little brother born in November 2014. After Laura and her husband James experienced coming home from the hospital without a child, they knew there had to be a better way to help direct families in how to most effectively give help, no matter how far away they were - and Layla’s legacy, Give InKind  was born. Laura and James now run Give InKind, while parenting an active toddler and preparing for another rainbow to join their home. You can follow the Give InKind journey on the webFacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 12 – The Box (or, It’s a Boy)

I have a box. A box that has stared at me for the last 3.5 years. A box that I just had to believe the universe wouldn’t let go unopened. A box labeled baby girl. When I filled that box, I had just found out that my first rainbow was a boy. After I got [...]

By | 2017-04-24T18:14:09+00:00 April 24th, 2017|12weeks, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 11: I Don’t Want to Talk About It (the Doppler Week)

Remember what it was like? When Week 11 was SO exciting, when you were so close to another ultrasound, to being ‘safe’, to feeling better, to being ready to shout your pregnancy from the rooftops? I remember that too. I wish that was still Week 11. Instead, I’ve deemed this Doppler Week. The week that [...]

By | 2017-04-17T17:48:10+00:00 April 17th, 2017|11weeks, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 10 – Asking for What You Need

While a second rainbow pregnancy is in no way easy, I’m finding there are certainly things that are easier – and one of those is asking for what I need (which, in summary, is reassurance at my every whim). Taking a step back, with my first rainbow, I had the same care team that delivered [...]

By | 2017-04-10T16:13:09+00:00 April 10th, 2017|10weeks, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 9: The Dream (or, Why I Don’t Tell)

We’ve hit that point – 9 weeks, 2 scans down, and family that really should be told. My mother-in-law visited this weekend and we put a ‘Big Bro’ t-shirt on my rainbow, toasted over dinner, and talked eagerly about holiday plans with a new baby. I smiled in anticipation, as I do allow myself to [...]

By | 2017-04-03T10:03:12+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|1st Trimester, Bump Day Blog|1 Comment

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 8: The Importance of Support

It’s not even 8am, and I’ve already put in a solid hour of tears over coffee and caramel. We’ve been up for hours, despite being on vacation, with no alarm clocks and no responsibilities to anyone but ourselves – but we just can’t sleep. The desire to take advantage of every moment we have with [...]

By | 2017-03-27T11:54:47+00:00 March 27th, 2017|1st Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 7: The Long Road Ahead

Well, isn’t this a surprise. I mean, clearly I know how babies are made, but my first two took WORK. Months of TTC and OPKs and SMEP and all the acronyms that you get familiar with quickly, both as a naïve first-time mom and then as a PAL mom, when TTC takes on a whole [...]

By | 2017-03-20T18:05:04+00:00 March 20th, 2017|1st Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments