Sarah’s Bump Day Blog, Week 18: Anatomy Scan

My anatomy scan was on the 14th and was something I had been dreading. Even though I regularly see the MFM, who checks all the organs and parts every time I go, I was still scared that something would pop up now that the baby was big enough to see more. The morning of, I [...]

By |2019-01-15T20:51:36-04:00January 15th, 2019|18weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Kasey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 18: Grateful

This past week I was at a psychologists’ conference in Minneapolis (hence my photo this week from the sculpture garden in Minneapolis).  I am walking away from this conference feeling grateful for this warm, supportive environment focused on connecting over shared experiences and getting to know people for who they are. This is my third [...]

By |2018-09-30T20:07:02-04:00September 30th, 2018|18weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 28 – Seven Months Down

Where did the past seven months go? I know I spent majority of this pregnancy full of anxiety, panicking over the worst-case scenario, and worried about my due date, but how did the third trimester just sneak up on me? This week I need to take my glucose test and pray that I pass it, [...]

By |2017-07-04T09:39:45-04:00July 4th, 2017|18weeks, 19weeks, 28weeks, 3rd Trimester, 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 |2017-06-05T13:23:29-04:00June 5th, 2017|18weeks, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|1 Comment

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 18: Naming Our Rainbow

When it came to naming our angel, Amelia, we both eagerly searched through baby names from the beginning of my pregnancy with her until we had the name we loved picked out. We were beyond excited that we would finally be parents, and wanted everything to be planned perfectly for her. Unfortunately, we learned from [...]

By |2017-04-25T13:03:11-04:00April 25th, 2017|18weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Saskia’s Bump Day Blog, Week 18: Not out of the woods.

Last time I wrote about our adventures to the ER due to bleeding. Well, the story has changed over the week. I got to spend two days in peace before it all happened again. It was a Thursday morning at 8 and on top of the short bleeding I was feeling slight but uncomfortable contractions. [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:11:08-04:00December 30th, 2015|18weeks, 2nd Trimester, Pregnancy|1 Comment

Heather’s Bump Day Blog, Week 18: My Christmas Tree Shaped Heart

In a few days, we’ll find out—boy or girl? Despite the speed in which my jeans have…umm…shrunk…my doctor has assured me that there’s just one baby in there. For a few weeks, the highly anticipated ultrasound has been written on my calendar. Well, it’s been written, highlighted, circled and covered with hearts. (I’m a little [...]

Elizabeth’s Bump Day Blog, Week 18: Making (Pregnant) Memories

I've got some guilt going on these days.  Guilt about focusing on this new lil' beastie, guilt about NOT focusing on this new lil' beastie, guilt about lying on my back for a minute, guilt about getting an amnio... the list goes on and on.  It isn't crippling guilt very often, but it's there lingering [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:13:50-04:00August 25th, 2015|18weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kristen’s Bump Day Blog, Week 18: Awkward Conversations and Doing What Works for You

This week, nearly a year since the loss of my son, I have had a number of awkward conversations with people at work, compliments of the timing of my loss (during the summer, when many of my colleagues are not on campus, and not long before I left full-time employment to relocate with my husband). [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:14:36-04:00July 10th, 2015|18weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|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 [...]