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|0 Comments

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

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

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

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

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

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 21 – Courage.

The definition of courage may be the thing that has changed the most in my life. When we’re young, courage is getting up in front of the school for that first talent show or solo or speech. As we get older, it’s admitting when we’re wrong, learning how to say goodbye to loved ones, swallowing [...]

By | 2017-06-26T11:53:28+00:00 June 26th, 2017|21weeks, Bump Day Blog|1 Comment

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 26 – I’m Not Sorry

Everyone grieves differently and everyone’s loss is different. No two people can fully understand what the other’s exact feelings are, but for those that experienced that dark, and lonely road of pregnancy/child loss, they can relate to the horrible emotions. Despite so many changes our world has made, and strides taken to raise awareness so [...]

By | 2017-06-20T11:36:40+00:00 June 20th, 2017|26weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|2 Comments

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 20 – Sharing the News

Each of my pregnancy shares has been so different. With Layla, I was still blissfully ignorant to this world of pregnancy loss that I knew nothing of. I waited for that magical 12-week mark, until after the ultrasound where we saw our baby start to look like more than a tadpole, until I thought we [...]

By | 2017-06-19T15:37:08+00:00 June 19th, 2017|20weeks, Bump Day Blog|1 Comment