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|6 Comments

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 12: Remembering Amelia

With this week being Pregnancy After Loss Awareness Week, I wanted to take the time to remember my sweet little angel, Amelia. Not a single day goes by that I don’t think about my precious little one. It still doesn’t feel real that my little one died, and often times during my pregnancy after loss [...]

Jessica’s Bump Day Blog, Week 12: Why Share our PAL?

As we embarked on our third pregnancy, our second since our son died at full term earlier this year, we were presented with a question. How much should we share and document this pregnancy publically? Writing openly has become a lifeline in my grief – something I had never done previously. Yet, was it the right [...]

By | 2016-12-30T11:31:32+00:00 December 30th, 2016|12weeks, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Hope Shines Right Inside

The ultrasound wand rolls across my belly, as it has now for four babies. One has made it into the world and we are hopeful this one will, too. My husband sits beside me, our daughter in the stroller between us. We are all watching the large screen up on the wall as it reveals [...]

Heather’s Bump Day Blog, Week 12: When We Tell the World

I always treasure the early weeks when only immediate family and best friends know about the little life growing inside of me. It’s this sacred secret that only our small circle shares—a special club. Our heartstrings all become beautifully entangled as we cover baby in prayer together. This pregnancy I have felt the same way—I’ve [...]

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

1. 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 12: Enjoying the Journey

On Facebook last week, a friend posted a link to a company that makes bracelets with mantras on them. According to Wikipedia, "mantra," a Sanskrit word, means a sacred utterance, numinous sound, or a syllable, word, phonemes, or group of words believed by some to have psychological and spiritual power. I’m a fan of mantras [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:17:51+00:00 January 27th, 2015|12weeks, 1st Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|2 Comments