Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 22: Confidence

"Get up every morning and remind yourself that you can do this!" Ever since I hit the halfway point of this pregnancy, I felt a new sense of confidence. There are even times now where I feel that I can give birth to our rainbow baby without complications, and get to bring her home.  Perhaps [...]

By | 2017-05-23T09:11:29+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|22weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

The Post-Mother’s Day Exhalation

For a loss mom, there is no day that is so communally terrifying as Mother’s Day. It is the day where you feel like you were almost invited to the party that all of the “cool kids” get to go to. It’s the day that can feel like an obligation—to celebrate your own mother (if [...]

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 21: Thank You My Little Angel, Sunshine, and Rainbow

This past week, I was full of mixed emotions. Mother’s Day is one day out of the year that will never be the same for me. Ever since Amelia passed away, I find myself feeling extra depressed whenever I start to see the Mother’s Day cards appear, commercials of Moms and their children, social media [...]

By | 2017-05-16T10:13:34+00:00 May 16th, 2017|21weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 20: Halfway There!

On Sunday, we officially hit the halfway point of this pregnancy! Our little rainbow, Colbie, is now as big as a banana, and I can feel more consistent movements. Despite all the worrying, fears, aches, and pains along the way, I am finally letting go a lot of negative feelings, and starting to love every [...]

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 19: Ambivalence and Hope

Wow, nineteen weeks already. Where does the time go? It just seems like yesterday I was starting another cycle of clomid, praying that it would finally be the month we would conceive our rainbow.  Despite feeling baby kicks more regularly now, it still doesn’t feel real at times. With my pregnancy with our angel, Amelia, [...]

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 18: Naming Our Rainbow

When it came to naming our angel, Amelia, we both eagerly searched through baby names from the beginning of my pregnancy with her until we had the name we loved picked out. We were beyond excited that we would finally be parents, and wanted everything to be planned perfectly for her. Unfortunately, we learned from [...]

By | 2017-04-25T13:03:11+00:00 April 25th, 2017|18weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

What’s in A Name? A Different View to Naming

At a recent conference, I had the good fortune to run into my friend and colleague (as well as fellow PALS Contributor), Dr. Deborah Simmons. We started a conversation about expectations after loss, and were very interested in some of the perceived rules that seem to follow. From this, we came upon the idea of [...]

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 17: Four Months Down, Five More to Go!

At my OB appointment two weeks ago, my doctor provided me with some options to help with my anxiety and depression that’s been getting worse since the beginning of my pregnancy. Since then, I made the decision to start Zoloft. Normally I am against antidepressants, but it's not good for our rainbow baby with how [...]

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 16: It’s A…

A BIG shout out and thank you to Alissa Catherine Photography for taking such beautiful photos for our gender reveal. GIRL! After weeks of debating, we decided that we wanted to find out if our rainbow baby was a boy or a girl. Originally, I was hesitant on knowing because I was terrified [...]

By | 2017-04-11T12:54:07+00:00 April 11th, 2017|16weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Jessica’s Bump Day Blog, Week 26 – The Impact of Busy

The past few weeks seem to have flown by. I guess that's what happens when you are busy, with a capital B! We are learning though, that busy isn't necessarily a good thing. So many people have said to us, since Leo died, "keep busy, it'll keep your mind occupied, stop you overthinking". Problem is, it doesn't [...]

By | 2017-04-07T12:21:26+00:00 April 7th, 2017|26weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments