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+00:00 July 4th, 2017|18weeks, 19weeks, 28weeks, 3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 19 – Marathon Training (or, this must be mile 12)

I’ve never run a marathon. I can’t say running has ever been my thing, though there was once a time I could crank out five miles with my girlfriends without stopping. My body, like my life and my mental state, has ebbed and flowed between fit and less fit, active and lazy. Bikini and one-piece. [...]

By | 2017-06-12T10:19:49+00:00 June 12th, 2017|19weeks, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

The Pregnancy After Pregnancy After Loss

I'd say I don't know why I haven't written about it sooner, but that's not true. I know why: I'm scared. Terrified actually. I've realized that I don't like to talk about it. I don't like to actually tell people that I'm pregnant. I'm much rather they hear it from someone else, or can tell [...]

By | 2017-05-09T09:40:50+00:00 May 9th, 2017|19weeks, Pregnancy|2 Comments

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 19: Ambivalence and Hope

Wow, nineteen weeks already. Where does the time go? It just seems like yesterday I was starting another cycle of clomid, praying that it would finally be the month we would conceive our rainbow.  Despite feeling baby kicks more regularly now, it still doesn’t feel real at times. With my pregnancy with our angel, Amelia, [...]

Jessica’s Bump Day Blog : Week 19 – Embracing the Lighter Moments

This week has felt lighter than recent weeks - relatively at least, but it's welcome nonetheless. Since the New Year and my phased return to work being complete, I've been working Monday - Thursday. When I planned my return, I decided to drop my Fridays. I reasoned that the energy needed to grieve required an [...]

By | 2017-02-17T09:13:08+00:00 February 17th, 2017|19weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Janice’s Bump Day Blog, 19 Weeks: We’ll Watch You Like A Hawk

The words that should bring comfort to your ears. While I know that what happened with Jack was something that most likely could not have been prevented, I still feel like my old OB missed something. The appointments were too fast, the scans were too short, the waiting room was too crowded. I felt more [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:08:29+00:00 June 9th, 2016|19weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|3 Comments

Janice’s Bump Day Blog, Week 19: Welcome to the Club

It feels like you’re in a club that no one wants to be a part of. The type of club that bonds you to other women in ways that no outsider will ever understand, yet you’d give anything to be blissfully oblivious to what goes on inside its walls. This club is pregnancy after loss [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:08:31+00:00 June 6th, 2016|19weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|6 Comments

Elizabeth’s Bump Day Blog, Week 19: A Roller Coaster

Whirlwind?  Whirlwind. My husband and I moved away from where we grew up, and whenever we come back it's jam-packed with visits, errands, and trying to keep up.  I thought this time would be different, but it isn't.  This is the first time we've been back since we had Oberon, and I wasn't up to [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:13:40+00:00 September 1st, 2015|19weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kristen’s Bump Day Blog, Week 19: Inching Closer…

19 weeks.  Wow.  It seems like just yesterday that I was resting on the table in the embryo transfer room at my fertility clinic, gazing in awe at the photograph of the perfect 5-day blastocyst that had just been transferred into my womb.  And this week, it was time to do Noah's anatomy scan; everything looked great [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:14:26+00:00 July 17th, 2015|19weeks, 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 [...]