Sarah’s Bump Day Blog, Week 25: The Upcoming One Year Anniversary

The one year anniversary of losing our angel daughter is fast approaching on March 11th.  I didn’t exactly know how I would be feeling come that day. I mean, I knew obviously I would be sad and be missing her, but I just don’t really know the extent of what the feelings will be. I [...]

By |2019-03-05T17:27:19-04:00March 5th, 2019|25 weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Kasey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 25: Another Anniversary

This time of year has so many anniversaries for Eric and me. October 9th, 2017 was Danny’s delivery date. Halloween is Eric’s birthday and the date we made our public announcement about our first pregnancy. November 13th is the anniversary of our first date (13 years this year, but I have been told there is [...]

By |2018-11-18T20:04:41-04:00November 18th, 2018|25 weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

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 |2017-11-30T21:16:08-04:00November 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 |2017-07-24T15:14:33-04:00July 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 |2017-06-13T08:16:48-04:00June 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 |2017-03-31T14:31:14-04:00March 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 |2016-10-13T17:08:00-04:00July 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 |2016-10-13T17:12:55-04:00October 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 [...]