Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 14: Making the Best of Fear

This week has been a whirlwind of emotions. I thought that making it to the second trimester would finally bring a new sense of joy, and I would start to feel better about this pregnancy, but I'm not really sure. Ever since my OB appointment last Friday, every little thing has been running through my [...]

By | 2017-03-28T12:05:31+00:00 March 28th, 2017|14weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Jessica’s Bump Day Blog, Week 24 – Reaching Viability, Planning & Celebrating

Week 24 of Magpie's pregnancy has been busy. Reaching a siginificant goal, scan and consultant appointments, and my thirtieth birthday celebrations. Reaching Viability This week signifies our biggest milestone yet: viability. It is something that I have spoken about quite a bit over the last few weeks, mainly due to it looming, almost teasing us. [...]

By | 2017-03-24T09:44:59+00:00 March 24th, 2017|24weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 13: Hello Second Trimester

  "Whisper still, small words of trust And cradle my baby In the warmth of your love. Help me to celebrate The life growing within me." - Laura Kelly Fanucci   After many days and nights of worrying about this day, we have officially hit the second trimester. This is another big milestone on this [...]

Managing Classes during Pregnancy After Loss

For many women, becoming pregnant means being included in this special “club”—the “mom club” full of insiders that share their wisdom and tips for motherhood. Part of joining this club means partaking in initiation kinds of activities like pre-natal yoga or birthing class. Once your child is born, you are “allowed” into the full versions [...]

Jessica’s Bump Day Blog, Week 23 – Anxiety Spirals & Awaiting Milestones

I had a suspicion that my anxiety could peak this week. I probably created it, as week 24 has been my main goal for quite a while. As I discussed last week, it's the viability marker in the UK and so I've been pushing for it for so long. As if it was the finish [...]

By | 2017-03-17T11:05:58+00:00 March 17th, 2017|23weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 12: Remembering Amelia

With this week being Pregnancy After Loss Awareness Week, I wanted to take the time to remember my sweet little angel, Amelia. Not a single day goes by that I don’t think about my precious little one. It still doesn’t feel real that my little one died, and often times during my pregnancy after loss [...]

Jessica’s Bump Day Blog, Week 22 – Time in PAL

This past week or so has felt a lot quieter in terms of appointments. We seem to go through phases of intensity, and then a much needed break from it all. Yet, the breaks really can make it feel like time is going quite slowly. I find it's quite important to find a balance in [...]

By | 2017-03-10T09:47:55+00:00 March 10th, 2017|22weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Jessica’s Bump Day Blog, Week 21 – Hitting Maximum

We've been grieving for over a year now. In that time, we lost another baby, and have started growing our third. I've come to realise lately that the myth I knew to be false of it gets easier with time truly is false. There was a safety net in the early days of grief, you didn't have [...]

By | 2017-03-03T11:58:37+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|21weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Jessica’s Bump Day Blog, Week 20 – Revisiting Places of Trauma

On Monday, we made it to the official half way mark of this pregnancy. Although, in reality, I know we are beyond that, as whilst I don't know when our end point (all being well of course) will be, it most certainly won't be 40 weeks. There will be magicians involved for me to be able [...]

By | 2017-02-24T09:48:23+00:00 February 24th, 2017|20weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Jessica’s Bump Day Blog : Week 19 – Embracing the Lighter Moments

This week has felt lighter than recent weeks - relatively at least, but it's welcome nonetheless. Since the New Year and my phased return to work being complete, I've been working Monday - Thursday. When I planned my return, I decided to drop my Fridays. I reasoned that the energy needed to grieve required an [...]

By | 2017-02-17T09:13:08+00:00 February 17th, 2017|19weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments