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+00:00February 12th, 2019|22weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Kasey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 37: The Stress Before the Rainbow

Eric and I enjoyed getting another opportunity to celebrate this baby with more of our family and friends this past weekend. As I wrote about last week, it has been nice to be able to feel all of the love and support for us along this journey. These baby showers have helped us to celebrate [...]

By |2019-02-10T17:02:20+00:00February 10th, 2019|3rd 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+00:00February 5th, 2019|21weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|1 Comment

Kasey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 36: Feeling the Love

Thirty six weeks. I can’t believe that we are finally here, with just 4 weeks until my due date. When I say that I can’t believe we are FINALLY here, I mean it just that way. I don’t mean that I can’t believe we are here. I don’t want to give the impression that in [...]

By |2019-02-03T13:17:37+00:00February 3rd, 2019|36weeks, 3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

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+00:00January 29th, 2019|20weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|4 Comments

Kasey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 35: The Pain in Preparing

Preparation in pregnancy after loss brings with it really conflicted emotions. A few weeks ago during our birth class, we were confronting emotions related to our past experiences with the end of pregnancies as we also looked forward, preparing for the birth of our third baby. This mix of emotions was incredibly present at our [...]

By |2019-01-28T15:15:16+00:00January 27th, 2019|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

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+00:00January 22nd, 2019|19weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Kasey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 34: Pain and Joy

We attended our birth class last weekend, and it was exactly what we needed. The doula who taught the class was as much focused on preparing emotionally for labor and delivery as she was on teaching techniques for coping with pain. It was helpful for Eric and I to have to deliberately plan for what [...]

By |2019-01-20T09:26:02+00:00January 20th, 2019|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|2 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+00:00January 15th, 2019|18weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Kasey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 33: Moving Forward

Planning and preparing has continued to move forward this week. Shower planning is in full swing, and gifts have started to arrive from friends and family who can’t attend. We will be attending our birth class this weekend. I have made progress on the baby’s quilt. The nursery is painted and the furniture that we [...]

By |2019-01-13T12:59:53+00:00January 13th, 2019|33weeks, 3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments