Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 23 – Creating Space to Balance the What-Ifs

This is never an easy week for me, but this one was a doozy. Last Friday marked 11 years since my father passed away unexpectedly. How I’ve commemorated that day has changed over the years, much the same way that how I honor Layla on her day has changed over time. I used to take [...]

By | 2017-07-10T13:06:21+00:00 July 10th, 2017|23weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 23:

23 weeks down, 111 days to go until we get to meet our rainbow, Colbie! This past week I had a follow up anatomy ultrasound to check on our rainbow. They couldn’t get all the pictures they needed of her heart at the initial scan, so I’m hoping and praying for more good news from [...]

By | 2017-05-30T12:37:42+00:00 May 30th, 2017|23weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Jessica’s Bump Day Blog, Week 23 – Anxiety Spirals & Awaiting Milestones

I had a suspicion that my anxiety could peak this week. I probably created it, as week 24 has been my main goal for quite a while. As I discussed last week, it's the viability marker in the UK and so I've been pushing for it for so long. As if it was the finish [...]

By | 2017-03-17T11:05:58+00:00 March 17th, 2017|23weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Janice’s Bump Day Blog, Week 23: Bo’s a Girl!

              This week has been so exciting. I’ve been down in Disney World for the past three days, enjoying a little Babymoon with Bo. I’ve been feeling well and despite the heat and humidity, have been having a great time.               Although this has been an amazing trip, I’ve caught myself in a few moments [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:08:09+00:00 July 7th, 2016|23weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Elizabeth’s Bump Day Blog, Week 23: Self-Care in the Digital Age

Wait a second, wasn't last week "Week 21"?  Yes, and no.  The doctors changed my due date some weeks ago, and I never bothered to update the blog post title to reflect the new timing.  I'm changing it this week, because it feels right to accurately reflect that I'm at the beginning of Week 23, [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:13:22+00:00 September 22nd, 2015|23weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Kristen’s Bump Day Blog, Week 23: Guilt and Gratitude

Another week, another medical appointment - we're still monitoring my cervical length every week, and this week we also did Noah's fetal echo (everything looks great) and a growth scan (he's getting big - already 1lb, 4oz and has his daddy's long, long legs).  We may switch to every-other-week at some point - which would [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:13:59+00:00 August 14th, 2015|23weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

14 Pieces of Advice for Moms by Moms Pregnant Again After Loss

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 [...]

Hyedi’s Bump Day Blog Week 23: Bracing Myself

It's all starting to feel a little bit too familiar. Yesterday, we went to the home opener for the Minnesota Twins, and while I was sitting in my seat, I was taken back to a little less than a year ago. It was the last weekend of April, and we knew something didn't look right [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:16:42+00:00 April 14th, 2015|23weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

“Everything Changes Once You Have Kids”

I was standing in line at the bank the other day and the man in front of me kept turning around to look at me. Not in a creepy, checking-me-out kind of way - his eyes would always be gazing down, catching a glimpse at my now 34-week belly. Eventually he said, “When are you [...]