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 [...]

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 30: The Final Two Months

Nine weeks, just nine weeks or less to go until we meet our little rainbow. The days feel like minutes and then here we are, another week closer to the big day. I’m nowhere near ready though, but that’s okay. Even though Colbie doesn’t have her own nursery decorated with careful care, there’s no baby [...]

By | 2017-07-18T09:36:03+00:00 July 18th, 2017|30weeks, 3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|1 Comment

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 29: The Final Countdown

In ten weeks, we will hopefully welcome our little rainbow baby into the world! A part of me is still in disbelief that the end of this anxiety filled journey will soon be over, and another part of me feels like time is dragging on. Each day we creep closer to my scheduled C-section date, [...]

By | 2017-07-11T15:46:33+00:00 July 11th, 2017|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 28 – Seven Months Down

Where did the past seven months go? I know I spent majority of this pregnancy full of anxiety, panicking over the worst-case scenario, and worried about my due date, but how did the third trimester just sneak up on me? This week I need to take my glucose test and pray that I pass it, [...]

By | 2017-07-04T09:39:45+00:00 July 4th, 2017|18weeks, 19weeks, 28weeks, 3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

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

Jessica’s Bump Day Blog, Week 35 – Admission

Week 35 has taken an unexpected curve ball, in the fact that I've been admitted to hospital. All is well physically, but I was beginning to loose my grip. As I said last week, the anxiety was rebuilding. As a result, I lost my ability to trust any movements, myself or my faith in everything [...]

By | 2017-06-09T08:41:34+00:00 June 9th, 2017|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Jessica’s Bump Day Blog, Week 34 – The Rumblings

For the past week or so, I have felt my anxiety start to rise again. Whilst we've had a calm run through the third trimester, I have started to feel that those rumblings have been getting louder, and louder. They aren't overwhelming (yet) but they are most certainly gaining attention. The Rumblings I have become less convinced [...]

By | 2017-06-02T10:11:47+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Jessica’s Bump Day Blog, Week 33 – Preparing for Birth and Beyond

This week has been rather busy with appointments, all focusing on birth and beyond! As we are getting induced at 37 weeks, we actually only have a little over three weeks to go, so now the focus is on birth... Going through the Motions So much of years of fertility treatment, and even grief, is [...]

By | 2017-05-26T09:19:55+00:00 May 26th, 2017|33weeks, 3rd 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 [...]

Jessica’s Bump Day Blog, Week 32 – Surpassing Milestones

Some big-ish milestones have been smashed this week! We've spoken about milestones in pregnancy after loss before, and we tend to keep them small, or not too far in the future. Small, short targets feel less daunting. But this week, we've achieved two big milestones; a wedding, and starting maternity leave. Achieving Milestones I appreciate [...]

By | 2017-05-19T11:53:44+00:00 May 19th, 2017|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments