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

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 11: The Ugliness of Pregnancy After Loss

One of the hardest things I’ve discovered this past week was saying goodbye to my biggest supporter and having to be strong while he’s gone. As a military wife, this shouldn’t be anything new for me. Often times my husband has to leave for extended periods of time, however this time saying goodbye was a [...]

By | 2017-03-07T10:01:39+00:00 March 7th, 2017|11weeks, 1st Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|1 Comment

14 Pieces of Advice for Moms by Moms Pregnant Again After Loss

Surrender – Let the emotions--all of them--wash over you.  Surrender into the dark and dreary times.  Let yourself fall prey to the grief, the sadness and even the fear.  They will not stay forever.  But remember to also embrace the joy, even though it may be hard to find. Do not resist your feelings for [...]

What I Want You to Know about Pregnancy After Loss

My first baby died. Yes, she died, after a perfect 40-week, full term pregnancy.  She died from an E.coli infection.  Nothing could be done. Then seven months after she died I was pregnant again. When I looked down at the pregnancy test on that warm Minnesota July afternoon I did not jump for joy or [...]

“Everything Changes Once You Have Kids”

I was standing in line at the bank the other day and the man in front of me kept turning around to look at me. Not in a creepy, checking-me-out kind of way - his eyes would always be gazing down, catching a glimpse at my now 34-week belly. Eventually he said, “When are you [...]

My Pregnancy After Loss Bill of Rights

1) I have the right to grieve my child or children that have died and/or the previous pregnancies I have lost. I have the right to be sad about my loss(es) during my current pregnancy. 2) I have the right to be scared, anxious and afraid. I already know what it is like to lose. [...]

Hyedi’s Bump Day Blog, Week 11: The Weekend Wait

I clearly remember our 20 week ultrasound when I was pregnant with our son, Charlie. It was a Wednesday. During that appointment, we learned that we were having a boy, that he was active, that his spine, brain, kidneys and mostly everything else looked perfect, but that his heart didn’t look right. There was, what [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:17:59+00:00 January 20th, 2015|11weeks, 1st Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments