Sarah’s Bump Day Blog, Week 21: Dealing with the Anxiety

A pregnancy after a loss often feels frustrating. There are times that you will get good news. An ultrasound will go well, the genetic testing will come back normal, you will feel the baby move, or hear the heartbeat. For a few seconds, hours, or sometimes even weeks, you feel happy and you feel like [...]

By |2019-02-08T09:16:32-04:00February 5th, 2019|21weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|1 Comment

Kasey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 21: A Big Milestone

I have been 21 weeks pregnant three times now. Each of these times I have gone to the hospital for a significant event related to the pregnancy.  At 21 weeks, 0 days in my first pregnancy I had a dilation and evacuation procedure 48 hours after we found out that we had lost Lentil. I [...]

By |2018-10-21T19:22:21-04:00October 21st, 2018|21weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|1 Comment

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 21 – Courage.

The definition of courage may be the thing that has changed the most in my life. When we’re young, courage is getting up in front of the school for that first talent show or solo or speech. As we get older, it’s admitting when we’re wrong, learning how to say goodbye to loved ones, swallowing [...]

By |2017-06-26T11:53:28-04:00June 26th, 2017|21weeks, Bump Day Blog|1 Comment

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 21: Thank You My Little Angel, Sunshine, and Rainbow

This past week, I was full of mixed emotions. Mother’s Day is one day out of the year that will never be the same for me. Ever since Amelia passed away, I find myself feeling extra depressed whenever I start to see the Mother’s Day cards appear, commercials of Moms and their children, social media [...]

By |2017-05-16T10:13:34-04:00May 16th, 2017|21weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Jessica’s Bump Day Blog, Week 21 – Hitting Maximum

We've been grieving for over a year now. In that time, we lost another baby, and have started growing our third. I've come to realise lately that the myth I knew to be false of it gets easier with time truly is false. There was a safety net in the early days of grief, you didn't have [...]

By |2017-03-03T11:58:37-04:00March 3rd, 2017|21weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Janice’s Bump Day Blog, Week 21: Taking Her Home

Sometimes I feel like I live at my OB’s office. I don’t mind, it only means that I’m being seen often and that I’m getting tested for any and every thing that could cause harm to Bo. But it’s also hard for me sometimes. This week I had to do my first 24-hour urine collection [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:08:15-04:00June 23rd, 2016|21weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Elizabeth’s Bump Day Blog, Week 21: Introverting

I've always been an extrovert.  I liked meeting new people, talking to anyone, parties, hanging out, whatever you want to call it.  I was a people person. I am so not a people person right now.  Well, maybe I'm just not the same type of people person.  It's hard to explain, but I'll try. I [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:13:25-04:00September 15th, 2015|21weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|3 Comments

Kristen’s Bump Day Blog, Week 21: One Year Later

  Tomorrow marks important milestones in the lives of both of my sons: I will be 21 weeks pregnant with Noah Matthew, and it will have been one year since we said our hello and goodbye to William Edward.  Those two milestones are inextricably intertwined (something I will elaborate on in a future BDB post); [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:14:07-04:00July 31st, 2015|21weeks, 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 [...]

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 [...]