Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 8: The Importance of Support

It’s not even 8am, and I’ve already put in a solid hour of tears over coffee and caramel. We’ve been up for hours, despite being on vacation, with no alarm clocks and no responsibilities to anyone but ourselves – but we just can’t sleep. The desire to take advantage of every moment we have with [...]

By | 2017-03-27T11:54:47+00:00 March 27th, 2017|1st Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 13: Hello Second Trimester

  "Whisper still, small words of trust And cradle my baby In the warmth of your love. Help me to celebrate The life growing within me." - Laura Kelly Fanucci   After many days and nights of worrying about this day, we have officially hit the second trimester. This is another big milestone on this [...]

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 7: The Long Road Ahead

Well, isn’t this a surprise. I mean, clearly I know how babies are made, but my first two took WORK. Months of TTC and OPKs and SMEP and all the acronyms that you get familiar with quickly, both as a naïve first-time mom and then as a PAL mom, when TTC takes on a whole [...]

By | 2017-03-20T18:05:04+00:00 March 20th, 2017|1st Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Managing Classes during Pregnancy After Loss

For many women, becoming pregnant means being included in this special “club”—the “mom club” full of insiders that share their wisdom and tips for motherhood. Part of joining this club means partaking in initiation kinds of activities like pre-natal yoga or birthing class. Once your child is born, you are “allowed” into the full versions [...]

Let’s Talk About Miscarriage

I never thought it would be me. Maybe it was sweet naivety because this was my first pregnancy. Maybe it was ignorance because I never saw it happen to anyone I knew well. Or maybe it was just misinformation that silence can perpetuate. Whatever the reason, I was far removed from the reality of baby [...]

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 [...]

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 11: The Ugliness of Pregnancy After Loss

One of the hardest things I’ve discovered this past week was saying goodbye to my biggest supporter and having to be strong while he’s gone. As a military wife, this shouldn’t be anything new for me. Often times my husband has to leave for extended periods of time, however this time saying goodbye was a [...]

By | 2017-03-07T10:01:39+00:00 March 7th, 2017|11weeks, 1st Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|1 Comment

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 10: A Quarter of the Way There

I can hardly believe that we are now ¼ of the way through this pregnancy. Where did the past 10 weeks go? Each day and week that passes by becomes a little more real with every mini-milestone accomplished on this long journey. Last week my husband and I were so fortunate to see a healthy [...]

By | 2017-02-28T11:35:39+00:00 February 28th, 2017|10weeks, 1st Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 9: Being Thankful

Last Thursday was the big day. It was the day I had been counting down to since I saw those two pink lines on a pregnancy test. It was the day I thought wouldn’t come fast enough. Thursday, was the day we would finally see Baby F and have peace of mind if he/she had [...]

By | 2017-02-21T13:41:57+00:00 February 21st, 2017|1st Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Parenting After Loss, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 8: One Step at a Time, One Day at a Time

I am now eight weeks pregnant and just three days away from my first ultrasound.  According to one of my pregnancy apps, Baby F is now the size of a strawberry, but I still cannot believe that I’m actually pregnant again. In fact, some days I keep wondering if this is all a dream that [...]

By | 2017-02-14T07:56:06+00:00 February 14th, 2017|1st Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments