Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 24 – Lost Its Meaning (For Me)

I know that everyone’s experience with this week is different, and I can only speak for my experience. I don’t discount at all that viability week is significant for so many of our PALS mamas. When my we found out that Layla would be stillborn at 35 weeks and 3 days, all I could think [...]

By |2017-07-17T14:06:25+00:00July 17th, 2017|24weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|2 Comments

Finding Presence of Mind During PAL

It never really goes away, does it? The fear. The anxiety. The wonder and worry. Sure it subsides sometimes, even for long periods of time, but it is always happy to rear its ugly head and hit you smack in the face when you're not expecting it. I guess I should've expected it in pregnancy [...]

By |2017-06-13T07:57:24+00:00June 13th, 2017|24weeks, Pregnancy|9 Comments

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 24 – Viability Week

We hit another big milestone on this long journey, viability week. I would love to say that it eases my mind that we made it to this point, but I know far too well that anything can still happen. My biggest fear is still my due date. Despite everyone telling me that everything will be [...]

By |2017-06-06T10:14:43+00:00June 6th, 2017|24weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Jessica’s Bump Day Blog, Week 24 – Reaching Viability, Planning & Celebrating

Week 24 of Magpie's pregnancy has been busy. Reaching a siginificant goal, scan and consultant appointments, and my thirtieth birthday celebrations. Reaching Viability This week signifies our biggest milestone yet: viability. It is something that I have spoken about quite a bit over the last few weeks, mainly due to it looming, almost teasing us. [...]

By |2017-03-24T09:44:59+00:00March 24th, 2017|24weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Janice’s Bump Day Blog, Week 24: Seeing Bo

Today I got to see Bo. It’s so incredible seeing her in these later scans; because Jack was “healthy” I never saw him after the anatomy scan until he was born. Now I get to see a baby really moving in there, exploring her limbs, making faces. She was a good girl, and she cooperated [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:08:08+00:00July 14th, 2016|24weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Heather’s Bump Day Blog, Week 24: Hungry and Tired and so Very Happy

Oh, how I love that this new baby has two big sisters eagerly awaiting his arrival. My one and a half year old is still a little too young to understand the crazy transition that will soon take place. She is, however, aware of how huge her momma’s belly is growing—consistently lifting her own shirt up [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:10:40+00:00February 4th, 2016|24weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Jessica’s Story of Pregnancy after Loss

A Guest Post by Jessica Burke I'm finding it difficult to breath this month. At 24 weeks pregnant it seems too early to feel so out of breath. Maybe this shortness of breath has more to do with the month of October than with the month of pregnancy I'm in. In less than one week [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:12:37+00:00October 15th, 2015|24weeks, 2nd Trimester, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Elizabeth’s Bump Day Blog, Week 24: Getting Away

My husband and I went away last weekend.  It was semi-planned, but pretty last minute for us.  I started feeling like it was really important that we have some relaxation time and get out of our house for a couple days.  I think part of me wanted to get out of our life for a [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:13:06+00:00September 29th, 2015|24weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Kristen’s Bump Day Blog, Week 24: He’s His Own Little Person…

Although we're growing weary of our weekly monitoring appointments with my high-risk OB - we have a 2+ hour drive each way, and it can take much longer depending on how well traffic is moving - we very much enjoy getting to see our little man so regularly.  He's got quite a reputation with the ultrasound [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:13:51+00:00August 21st, 2015|24weeks, 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 [...]