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 21 – Courage.

The definition of courage may be the thing that has changed the most in my life. When we’re young, courage is getting up in front of the school for that first talent show or solo or speech. As we get older, it’s admitting when we’re wrong, learning how to say goodbye to loved ones, swallowing [...]

By | 2017-06-26T11:53:28+00:00 June 26th, 2017|21weeks, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 20 – Sharing the News

Each of my pregnancy shares has been so different. With Layla, I was still blissfully ignorant to this world of pregnancy loss that I knew nothing of. I waited for that magical 12-week mark, until after the ultrasound where we saw our baby start to look like more than a tadpole, until I thought we [...]

By | 2017-06-19T15:37:08+00:00 June 19th, 2017|20weeks, Bump Day Blog|1 Comment

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 19 – Marathon Training (or, this must be mile 12)

I’ve never run a marathon. I can’t say running has ever been my thing, though there was once a time I could crank out five miles with my girlfriends without stopping. My body, like my life and my mental state, has ebbed and flowed between fit and less fit, active and lazy. Bikini and one-piece. [...]

By | 2017-06-12T10:19:49+00:00 June 12th, 2017|19weeks, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 18 – Please Slow Down (or, how it’s different this time)

I sometimes wonder what it’s like to have all of your pregnancies be more-or-less the same. Get pregnant, grow a bump, fill out a baby book, decorate a nursery, sometimes with one or two or more other children running around. Go to 38 or 40 or 41 weeks, go to the hospital, come home with [...]

By | 2017-06-05T13:23:29+00:00 June 5th, 2017|18weeks, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|1 Comment

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 17: Losing Sight of Shore (or, inspiration to just keep going)

This wasn’t what I set out to write about this week. But, tonight we sat down and turned on a documentary, Losing Sight of the Shore, about the four incredible women who rowed from San Francisco, CA to Cairnes, Australia, over the course of 257 days in 2015 – and I couldn’t write about anything [...]

By | 2017-05-29T16:37:03+00:00 May 29th, 2017|17weeks, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 15 (Mother’s Day, or It Will Never Be Perfect)

I’m no stranger to changed significance of days. After my father passed away unexpectedly in 2006, that changed Father’s Day. I went from Camp Happy-Father’s-Day to Camp I-Miss-My-Dad-Today. The anniversary of his death, his birthday, they all turned from days of celebration to days of remembrance. Mother’s Day, though… this one is trickier. This is [...]

By | 2017-05-15T15:22:38+00:00 May 15th, 2017|15weeks, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 14 – The Never-Ending Wait for Movement

Movement. Kick counts. Normal movement. Decreased movement. Lack of movement. My baby life post-Layla has been entirely focused on fetal movement. When she died, I was under the (old wives’ tale) impression that babies slowed down as they got closer to birth. Since she had dropped on the last day I know she was alive, [...]

By | 2017-05-08T14:07:57+00:00 May 8th, 2017|14weeks, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 13 – Finding Balance

It’s funny to think that I would describe anything about my life right now as having balance. Juggling a pregnancy that is more physically demanding than any prior, living life with an active two-and-a-half year old, running a startup – my life is not the kind of balanced it used to be when weekends were [...]

By | 2017-05-01T16:06:24+00:00 May 1st, 2017|13weeks, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

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|5 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|1 Comment