Tracy’s Bump Day Blog, Week 25: Reaching 25 Weeks

I am 25 weeks pregnant with my third child. Reading this sentence alone could be unremarkable for some, but it could be loaded for those who are trying to conceive, those who have experienced pregnancy/infant/child loss, or anyone at any point in his or her own parenthood journey for any number of reasons. For me, [...]

Pregnant after Loss for the Holidays

I've been pregnant for Christmas three times. The first time was with my oldest daughter, who is now nine. She was conceived after several years of trying and hoping and praying. My due date was late January, so I was "great with child" that December, and greatly enjoyed the attention and the intimate connection I felt [...]

By | 2017-11-30T21:16:08+00:00 November 30th, 2017|25 weeks, Emotional Health, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 25 – Can There Be Calm Without a Storm?

I know I should just be happy. This baby boy makes his presence known at every turn – an anterior placenta and measurements two weeks ahead mean that here at 25 weeks, I feel him – all day, every day, with kicks that I can see through my shirt. He’s a busy boy, so busy [...]

By | 2017-07-24T15:14:33+00:00 July 24th, 2017|25 weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 25 – A Thank You Letter to my Husband

With Father's Day coming up, I wanted to take the time to thank a very special person in my life. Going through the loss of our daughter and now a pregnancy after loss has not been an easy road for me, but also an emotional road for my husband. I often feel like I don't [...]

By | 2017-06-13T08:16:48+00:00 June 13th, 2017|25 weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Jessica’s Bump Day Blog, Week 25 – National I Am In Control Day

Every day seems to be dedicated to something, doesn't it? I spotted on social media that today (or yesterday by the time that this posts) is 'National I Am In Control Day'. It caught my attention, so I thought it was worthy to talk about this week. Control in Stillbirth Control in baby loss and [...]

By | 2017-03-31T14:31:14+00:00 March 31st, 2017|25 weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Janice’s Bump Day Blog, Week 25: Braxton Hicks

Here come the warning signs. Fortunately, they’re not the bad warning signs (high blood pressure, protein in the urine, etc.). They’re the normal ones we all have—Braxton Hicks. I started to notice them this past week, and sometimes they've gotten down-right uncomfortable. But it’s just my body letting me know that it’s trying to prepare for [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:08:00+00:00 July 21st, 2016|25 weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Elizabeth’s Bump Day Blog, Week 25: One of the Nones

Shortly after losing Obie, I did a lot of reading.  I read articles on the internet, books people gave me, books I bought, support group information, and whatever else I could find.  A lot of the writing I found is religious - either overtly or somewhat indirectly.  So much of how we talk about death (in the [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:12:55+00:00 October 6th, 2015|25 weeks, 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 [...]

“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 [...]