Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 27 – What Makes Us Stronger

Look, this opinion might change in a few weeks. I get that. The closer I get to the end, the closer I get to the dreaded Week 35, the more I know my anxiety will build. But today – today I can type with ease these words to all of you: It. Gets. Easier. This [...]

By | 2017-08-07T14:49:01+00:00 August 7th, 2017|2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 26 – Slowing Down

My midwife said this would happen. At my last visit a few weeks ago, I told her I was in the glory days of pregnancy. My energy was peak, I was exercising again, I felt awesome. I registered for a triathlon next month. My family was eating delicious, home-cooked meals every night. She just smiled [...]

By | 2017-07-31T12:20:29+00:00 July 31st, 2017|26weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Surprise

Three years ago, my body did the impossible- it gave birth to a live, healthy baby. She wasn’t miscarried at 12 weeks like my first pregnancy. She wasn’t stillborn at 33 weeks like my second pregnancy. She was alive and screaming and full of life, and still is, something I will never take for granted. [...]

By | 2017-07-27T12:35:17+00:00 July 28th, 2017|2nd Trimester, Parenting After Loss, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 25 – Can There Be Calm Without a Storm?

I know I should just be happy. This baby boy makes his presence known at every turn – an anterior placenta and measurements two weeks ahead mean that here at 25 weeks, I feel him – all day, every day, with kicks that I can see through my shirt. He’s a busy boy, so busy [...]

By | 2017-07-24T15:14:33+00:00 July 24th, 2017|25 weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

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