Sarah’s Bump Day Blog, Week 27: It’s Okay to Complain

I used to get really annoyed at people who complained about their pregnancy. After having multiple losses, I would have given anything to be having those complaints. I felt they should just be grateful for being pregnant with a healthy baby. But with this pregnancy, I’ve learned that it’s true what they say, that each [...]

By |2019-03-19T15:40:57-04:00March 19th, 2019|2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Sarah’s Bump Day Blog, Week 26: After the One Year Anniversary

I expected last Monday to be harder than it was. As I mentioned in my last post, it was the one year anniversary of losing our daughter. I debated on whether I should go to work or not. I am lucky to work in an environment of people that are understanding and decided to go [...]

By |2019-03-12T21:31:42-04:00March 12th, 2019|26weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

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

Sarah’s Bump Day Blog: Week 24, Hitting Pregnancy Viability Week

I hit 24 weeks this past Sunday, which is what a lot of people refer to as “V-Day” or “Viability Day”.  It’s the point at which, if the baby was born early, they have a chance at survival. It’s also the point in a pregnancy in which doctors might take life-saving measures to save the [...]

By |2019-02-26T20:19:16-04:00February 26th, 2019|24weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|2 Comments

Sarah’s Bump Day Blog, Week 23: A Champion for Loss

All of us face challenges in our life, but sometimes it seems that we are forced to face more than others. And it makes you wonder, am I being punished? Did I do something to deserve this? Am I really that bad of a person? In an ideal world, bad things don’t happen to good [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:49:38-04:00February 19th, 2019|23weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Let’s Talk Fetal Movement

In the third trimester of pregnancy doctors in the U.S. ask expecting moms to start doing kick counts. Fetal movement in the third trimester is crucial for determining the health of the baby. The link between decreased fetal movement and stillbirth is clear. Babies in utero will conserve energy when in distress, so a change [...]

By |2019-02-13T20:45:33-04:00February 13th, 2019|2nd Trimester, 3rd Trimester, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Sarah’s Bump Day Blog, Week 22: No Such Thing As A Coincidence

We had another MFM appointment today at 22 weeks. My husband was not able to go with me today, so my mom and brother came. My mom was at a lot of the appointments with our angel daughter when my husband was not able to go, but my brother had never been to one before. [...]

By |2019-02-12T17:30:33-04:00February 12th, 2019|22weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Sarah’s Bump Day Blog, Week 21: Dealing with the Anxiety

A pregnancy after a loss often feels frustrating. There are times that you will get good news. An ultrasound will go well, the genetic testing will come back normal, you will feel the baby move, or hear the heartbeat. For a few seconds, hours, or sometimes even weeks, you feel happy and you feel like [...]

By |2019-02-08T09:16:32-04:00February 5th, 2019|21weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|1 Comment

To the Mama Pregnant After Loss: You Are a Warrior

Pregnancy after loss is willingly entering into a battle that you aren't guaranteed to win. You know it won't be easy, but you are ready to fight for your baby, for your family, for yourself, and for life. You know the stakes are high – that losing the battle could result in another encounter with [...]

By |2019-02-04T20:52:47-04:00February 4th, 2019|1st Trimester, 2nd Trimester, 3rd Trimester, Pregnancy|1 Comment

Sarah’s Bump Day Blog, Week 20: Are You Going to Have More Kids?

I often get asked that seemingly innocent question, “Are you having more kids or are you stopping with two?”  There are so many things that I want to say in response to this question, but also never want to go into all those details with people. So, I usually just say that yes, we will [...]

By |2019-01-29T17:14:40-04:00January 29th, 2019|20weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|4 Comments