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

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 14: Making the Best of Fear

This week has been a whirlwind of emotions. I thought that making it to the second trimester would finally bring a new sense of joy, and I would start to feel better about this pregnancy, but I'm not really sure. Ever since my OB appointment last Friday, every little thing has been running through my [...]

By | 2017-03-28T12:05:31+00:00 March 28th, 2017|14weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Jessica’s Bump Day Blog, Week 14: Grieving whilst Pregnant

As we approach the anniversary of Leo's death, and his birth, the balance of grieving whilst also being pregnant is becoming an increasingly harder thing to perfect. Obviously, we grieve for Leo everyday. He is, a year later, still constantly in our thoughts, hearts, and actions. Yet, entering January has made the grief we feel [...]

By | 2017-01-13T11:19:47+00:00 January 13th, 2017|14weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, The First Year|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 [...]

Saskia’s Bump Day Blog, Week 14 : My new normal.

14 weeks in and it's sort of becoming a new life to me. A life where everything is being picked up after a roller coaster that we boarded since the 9th of April this year. Learning that something was off and  Elli wasn't going to get off the ride with us. This ride took us [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:11:36+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|14weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Heather’s Bump Day Blog, Week 14: Thank Fullness

Thanksgiving. I consider it fitting that Thanksgiving week would be the one that ushers in my second trimester, officially carrying me further along than my first loss. For me, this is the week of pregnancy that brings a lot with it. Remembrance. This week of pregnancy always reminds me of the short time I had [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:11:37+00:00 November 26th, 2015|14weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

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 [...]

Kristen’s Bump Day Blog, Week 14: We Can Wait…

It's amazing how even the simplest statements can take on an entirely different context when you're expecting your first child after a loss.  When you're pregnant, it's so common for people to say "I know you can't wait to meet him/her"; my husband and I have heard it many, many times since announcing this pregnancy. [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:15:42+00:00 June 12th, 2015|14weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|2 Comments

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 [...]