Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 20 – Sharing the News

Each of my pregnancy shares has been so different. With Layla, I was still blissfully ignorant to this world of pregnancy loss that I knew nothing of. I waited for that magical 12-week mark, until after the ultrasound where we saw our baby start to look like more than a tadpole, until I thought we [...]

By | 2017-06-19T15:37:08+00:00 June 19th, 2017|20weeks, Bump Day Blog|1 Comment

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 20: Halfway There!

On Sunday, we officially hit the halfway point of this pregnancy! Our little rainbow, Colbie, is now as big as a banana, and I can feel more consistent movements. Despite all the worrying, fears, aches, and pains along the way, I am finally letting go a lot of negative feelings, and starting to love every [...]

Jessica’s Bump Day Blog, Week 20 – Revisiting Places of Trauma

On Monday, we made it to the official half way mark of this pregnancy. Although, in reality, I know we are beyond that, as whilst I don't know when our end point (all being well of course) will be, it most certainly won't be 40 weeks. There will be magicians involved for me to be able [...]

By | 2017-02-24T09:48:23+00:00 February 24th, 2017|20weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Janice’s Bump Day Blog, Week 20: Loving Everything about this Baby

I had moments after Jack died where I foolishly thought another pregnancy was just my second chance at having him—somehow magically I would give birth to an identical baby and it’d actually be the child I lost. It comforted me at first, but as we waited to try for our rainbow, I realized I couldn’t [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:08:22+00:00 June 16th, 2016|20weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Heather’s Bump Day Blog, Week 20: A Gender, a Name and Joy-Shock

The day had finally arrived. I have been oh-so-impatient waiting to find out the gender of this little one. Not just an “oh I really can’t wait” kind of eagerness, but a straight up “I seriously feel like I’m going to explode if I have to wait any longer” kind of impatience. I was super [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:10:58+00:00 January 7th, 2016|20weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Elizabeth’s Bump Day Blog, Week 20: It’s A…

When I was pregnant with Obie, I thought it was a girl.  I just had that feeling, and I even started calling the baby the girls' name we liked in my head.  At the anatomy scan the technician told us it was a boy, and I was surprised.  I didn't have a chance to really [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:13:33+00:00 September 8th, 2015|20weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Kristen’s Bump Day Blog, Week 20: Pins and Needles…

As much as I'm trying to remain as calm and stress-free as possible, I'm not doing the best job of that lately.  Noah's doing great; at my weekly appointment to monitor my cervical length (more on that later), we were able to get all of the measurements that we couldn't at his anatomy scan last [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:14:15+00:00 July 24th, 2015|20weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|1 Comment

Tina’s Bump Day Blog, Week 20: I’ll love you forever.

"I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living my baby you'll be." If you're a mom or a dad that probably at least sounds a little familiar to you, doesn't it? If it isn't familiar I'm sure that you can agree with the words anyway. That quote from my [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:14:57+00:00 June 29th, 2015|20weeks, 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 [...]

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 [...]