Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 33 – Is It All Uphill or Downhill from Here?

This last week started the routine I became so familiar with in my first rainbow pregnancy. Weekly visit to the MFM, onto the monitors, drink some ice water. I’ve learned to read the strips, I joke with the nurses – I like my new MFM’s setup, in a room with several other NST chairs and [...]

By | 2017-09-18T09:11:23+00:00 September 18th, 2017|33weeks, 3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 38: To My Precious Rainbow Baby

To my precious Rainbow Baby: “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain ‘Move from here to there’ and it WILL move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” – Matthew 17:20 For the past 268 days, you’ve grown from the size of a little mustard to seed [...]

By | 2017-09-12T12:20:32+00:00 September 12th, 2017|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

The Importance of Pals During PAL

The overwhelm has been big lately. Between working full time, parenting 3 and 4 year old boys, the exhaustion of the 3rd trimester, and the extra anxiety that comes along with being pregnant after loss (PAL), there has been little time for me to focus on me. Truth be told, I've never been good about [...]

By | 2017-09-12T08:38:21+00:00 September 12th, 2017|3rd Trimester, Emotional Health, Pregnancy|1 Comment

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 32 – The Wall of Guilt

The last week has been hard. Really, really hard. I’ve hit that point in pregnancy – the one most moms experience, but the one that feels oh so different when you’re PAL. I’ve hit the wall. I’m uncomfortable. All the pillows are on the bed. Baby boy manages to kick my bladder and my ribs [...]

By | 2017-09-11T14:49:02+00:00 September 11th, 2017|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 37: Hopeful for a Rainbow After the Storm

In less than two weeks, life is going to be very different for us. For the most part, I’ve been positive about having our rainbow baby. It’s crazy to think that after all the heart break, tears, waiting, hope, and never giving up, we may be lucky enough to leave the hospital with a baby [...]

By | 2017-09-05T11:01:28+00:00 September 5th, 2017|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 31 – “Next Time We See You, You’ll Have a Baby”

I’ve been here before. Wrapping up our annual summer vacation with family, saying our goodbyes, making plans for the holidays. Squeezes of my belly, the same saying, over and over again. “Next time we see you, you’ll have a new baby to cuddle!” This makes the third time we’ve done this cycle. Three babies due [...]

By | 2017-09-04T20:28:40+00:00 September 4th, 2017|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 36: I Can’t Keep Calm, I’m Having My Rainbow Baby Soon!

19 days and a wake up, and I can’t keep calm! I can’t keep calm and there's a million reasons why. I can't keep calm because I feel that our rainbow baby would be safer in my arms than in my belly. I can’t keep calm because I'm beyond excited to finally meet Colbie. I [...]

By | 2017-08-29T09:17:55+00:00 August 29th, 2017|36weeks, 3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 30 – Her Special Place

I never expected this place to be filled with so much emotion, so much memory, so soon. It’s only been six years since I first stepped foot on Martha’s Vineyard to meet the family of the guy I’d been dating barely two months. As he walked me hand-in-hand around the town, I told him I [...]

By | 2017-08-28T14:54:24+00:00 August 28th, 2017|30weeks, 3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 35: A Heart Full of Hope and Confidence

It's hard to believe that in four weeks (or less) life is going to be very different. Just four long weeks filled with anxiety and excitement are left until we finally get to welcome our little rainbow baby into the world! Believe it or not, despite everything lately health wise not going in my favor, [...]

By | 2017-08-22T08:13:07+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|1 Comment

Pregnancy after Loss as a See-Saw

As a kid, a popular playground activity was the see-saw: a simplistic device that promotes relationships and excitement. We would take turns going up and down in either a rhythmic way or erratically to promote the most thrills. I loved the metronome-like quality of it as it was almost hypnotic for me. Recently, I began [...]