Sarah’s Bump Day Blog, Week 19: Measuring Pregnancy in Milestones

It seems like every pregnant woman measures their pregnancy in milestones, whether it is conscious or not. For a typical pregnancy, most women celebrate the first ultrasound and hearing the heartbeat, finding out the sex of the baby, the anatomy scan, sometimes reaching 24 weeks, or the mark of viability, and finally, the birth of [...]

By |2019-01-22T15:42:23-04:00January 22nd, 2019|19weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Sarah’s Bump Day Blog, Week 18: Anatomy Scan

My anatomy scan was on the 14th and was something I had been dreading. Even though I regularly see the MFM, who checks all the organs and parts every time I go, I was still scared that something would pop up now that the baby was big enough to see more. The morning of, I [...]

By |2019-01-15T20:51:36-04:00January 15th, 2019|18weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Sarah’s Bump Day Blog, Week 17: The Upcoming Anatomy Scan

My anatomy scan is coming up quickly and is only about a week away. It is something I have been both dreading and looking forward to. I’m scared to go because even though we have had normal ultrasounds up until this point, I am still afraid they will find something wrong. On the other hand, [...]

By |2019-01-08T15:34:18-04:00January 8th, 2019|17weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|2 Comments

The Gifts We Have

In thinking about pregnancy after loss the other day, I referred to it as 9 months of overwhelming emotions - joy, grief, hope, and fear. As I revisited that statement a little while later, I realized that it was based on one very big assumption – a pregnancy would last 9 months. In the world [...]

Sarah’s Bump Day Blog, Week 16: Shopping for the New Baby

We went into a baby store over the weekend to look for some furniture for the new baby. I always love the smell of the baby stores because it’s a familiar smell. As we went in though, I realized the last time we set foot in one was for our son. With all the stress [...]

By |2019-01-01T18:54:07-04:00January 1st, 2019|16weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Sarah’s Bump Day Blog, Week 15: An Emotional Holiday Season

I now have hit 15 weeks, which is only 5 weeks away from half-way. Sometimes this pregnancy seems to be going by super fast and I can’t believe I am almost half-way done.  Other times, it seems to drag and I look at the 25 weeks ahead I still have and wonder how I will [...]

By |2018-12-25T20:22:09-04:00December 25th, 2018|15weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Sarah’s Bump Day Blog, Week 14: Meeting with the MFM

We had another appointment with the maternal fetal medicine specialist (MFM) on Monday. I was actually fine leading up to the appointment all last week and even yesterday. But, of course the anxiety came back this morning and I was freaking out right before. I tried to do my calming breathing technique, but just couldn't [...]

By |2018-12-18T21:44:59-04:00December 18th, 2018|14weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Advent After Loss

Painting by Kerri Humphreys What do you see when you look at these paintings*? Do you see Mary carrying her son, Jesus? Do you see hope and promise and a light in the darkness? Or do you see fear and uncertainty and the potential for life-altering loss? As someone who has lost a [...]

Clinging to Hope at Christmastime

My first Christmas after loss was a difficult one, full of conflicting feelings. I felt immense sorrow for the baby who was gone and immense fear for the baby who had since been conceived. I remember gathering with family that year, the hustle and bustle of a house overflowing with people just background noise to [...]

Kasey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 27: Trying to Trust My Gut

Twenty seven weeks. We are just one week away from the third trimester. It is incredible to me that this pregnancy is this far along! Pregnancy feels like such well-traveled road. And yet, here I am, so familiar with being pregnant but facing (hopefully) 13 more weeks of uncharted territory for me. At the same [...]

By |2018-12-03T11:02:56-04:00December 2nd, 2018|2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|2 Comments