What’s “Normal” (anxiety) Anyway?

It is normal to be a little anxious about a first pregnancy: the sensations are new, it might bring up normal concerns about what will your parenting look like, and overall, it is a novel experience that you don’t have anything to compare it with as a reference. What is normal in a pregnancy after [...]

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+00:00 July 17th, 2017|24weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|2 Comments

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

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 22 – Asking for the Reassurance You Need

I took my first trip to L&D this weekend. I wondered how long I’d make it before I’d find myself ‘headed in for a check’ on a weekend, and the answer is – 22 weeks (well, 21.5 weeks). The thing is, I knew I was ok. Thursday night I started feeling pretty crummy – super [...]

By | 2017-07-03T16:23:57+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|22weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|1 Comment

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 27 – The Final Stretch

Well, hello third trimester. I don’t think I was ready to say goodbye to the second trimester yet, but time seems to be flying now. There are just 83 days to go, and I’m not ready. While I do feel a lot more confident about going through birth again this time, it still hasn’t fully [...]

By | 2017-06-27T08:21:43+00:00 June 27th, 2017|2nd Trimester, 3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 26 – I’m Not Sorry

Everyone grieves differently and everyone’s loss is different. No two people can fully understand what the other’s exact feelings are, but for those that experienced that dark, and lonely road of pregnancy/child loss, they can relate to the horrible emotions. Despite so many changes our world has made, and strides taken to raise awareness so [...]

By | 2017-06-20T11:36:40+00:00 June 20th, 2017|26weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|2 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

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+00:00 June 6th, 2017|24weeks, 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