Tracy’s Bump Day Blog, Week 28: The ‘Home Stretch’ Trimester

Entering the third trimester feels surreal when so much of my identity when I’m pregnant is tied to a second trimester loss. With my first rainbow I thought that once I got past my previous point of loss, 24 weeks, I would feel better. But instead I felt a little bit out of control. I [...]

By | 2018-01-29T20:57:39+00:00 January 29th, 2018|28weeks, 3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 28 – When It’s Not OK, but It’s Still Great

One of the things I’ve found hardest about being a “loss mom” is the need to qualify pretty much everything wonderful that happens with my rainbow son. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. It’s great, but it will never replace her. How would this be different if my life hadn’t changed? That’s not fair [...]

By | 2017-08-14T15:28:39+00:00 August 14th, 2017|28weeks, 3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

B’sha’ah Tovah: All in Good Time

I used to be a pretty superstitious person. And then all of sudden, I wasn't. Well that's not entirely true, I may still have some leftover quirks, but after we lost Baby Krueger, I realized that I just can't be that person any more. While I've never been a gambler, playing the odds when it [...]

By | 2017-07-11T08:19:55+00:00 July 11th, 2017|28weeks, Adoption, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 28 – Seven Months Down

Where did the past seven months go? I know I spent majority of this pregnancy full of anxiety, panicking over the worst-case scenario, and worried about my due date, but how did the third trimester just sneak up on me? This week I need to take my glucose test and pray that I pass it, [...]

By | 2017-07-04T09:39:45+00:00 July 4th, 2017|18weeks, 19weeks, 28weeks, 3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Jessica’s Bump Day Blog, Week 28 – Slowly Reaching the Summit

Lately, we've felt as if there has been a shift. From day one, it hasn't felt as though we've been walking a steady slope to the end point of this pregnancy. From day one, it has felt like we've been walking up a sheer cliff face. With less walking, but more scrambling, clutching on, climbing. [...]

Janice’s Bump Day Blog, Week 28: Two Trips to the Hospital

This week was interesting. One planned trip to Labor and Delivery, and one unplanned. While I want to focus on my planned trip, first I’ll give a quick update on why I went into L&D on Monday night. On Sunday night I noticed that Bo was not moving well. I had been busy all day, [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:07:52+00:00 August 11th, 2016|28weeks, 3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|3 Comments

Janice’s Bump Day Blog, Week 27: Fear Setting In

Fear has always been there. To say it's just now setting in might imply that I wasn't scared for the first 26 weeks, which I was. But this week, my fears were taken to a whole other level. I dreamt a few nights ago that Bo passed away. It was an incredibly vivid dream, full [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:07:59+00:00 August 4th, 2016|28weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|1 Comment

Elizabeth’s Bump Day Blog, Week 28: All Babies Deserve Blankets

As of yesterday, I'm officially in the third trimester.  I know this is a big milestone, but it doesn't have a huge emotional impact for me.  I'm not that surprised, since we didn't find out the severity of Oberon's problems until after he was born. I'm trying to prepare myself (and my husband) for the [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:12:22+00:00 October 27th, 2015|28weeks, 3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|3 Comments

Kristen’s Bump Day Blog, Week 28: Counting Up, Counting Down…

28 weeks (well, tomorrow I will be - Saturdays are my "turn day").  Wow.  For the first time ever, I will be able to say that I am in the third trimester.  A few weeks ago, laying in a hospital bed battling contractions, I wasn't sure we'd get this far, and now here we are. [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:13:25+00:00 September 18th, 2015|28weeks, 3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|1 Comment

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 [...]