Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 17: Four Months Down, Five More to Go!

At my OB appointment two weeks ago, my doctor provided me with some options to help with my anxiety and depression that’s been getting worse since the beginning of my pregnancy. Since then, I made the decision to start Zoloft. Normally I am against antidepressants, but it's not good for our rainbow baby with how [...]

Trusting My Baby

I've put off this post for a while. I thought about writing it when we first announced we were pregnant, but I didn't know what to say. I was afraid of what might happen, of what might not happen. I dreaded writing about the pregnancy, filling a post with hopes and dreams, and then those [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:09:40+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|17weeks, 1st Trimester, 22weeks, 2nd Trimester, Pregnancy|2 Comments

Elizabeth’s Bump Day Blog, Week 17: A Day of Hope

It's a big week.  My birthday is on Wednesday, and I just found out that's also the Day of Hope.  I wish I had found out sooner so I could have made a flag for my Oberon, but at least I'll have something to share on social media (you can get pictures to share here, [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:13:59+00:00 August 18th, 2015|17weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Kristen’s Bump Day Blog, Week 17: Fear Snuck In…

As relatively Zen-Mama as I've been up until this week, I knew that at some point in this pregnancy, fear would sneak in and get the better of me.  I figured it would happen once we got closer to the gestation at which we lost Will (21 weeks, 5 days) - I will be exactly [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:14:47+00:00 July 3rd, 2015|17weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

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 [...]

Tina’s Bump Day Blog, Week 17: Happy Mondays!

Hello, everyone! I'm so excited that you're joining me for my first ever "Bump Day" post! Monday's can be such a drag, am I right? That's precisely why I chose Monday as "my day". Having something to look forward to always makes the day a little brighter. I'm elated to be part of the PALS [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:15:43+00:00 June 8th, 2015|17weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|4 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 [...]

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. [...]