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

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 22: Confidence

"Get up every morning and remind yourself that you can do this!" Ever since I hit the halfway point of this pregnancy, I felt a new sense of confidence. There are even times now where I feel that I can give birth to our rainbow baby without complications, and get to bring her home.  Perhaps [...]

By | 2017-05-23T09:11:29+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|22weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

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

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 21: Thank You My Little Angel, Sunshine, and Rainbow

This past week, I was full of mixed emotions. Mother’s Day is one day out of the year that will never be the same for me. Ever since Amelia passed away, I find myself feeling extra depressed whenever I start to see the Mother’s Day cards appear, commercials of Moms and their children, social media [...]

By | 2017-05-16T10:13:34+00:00 May 16th, 2017|21weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 15 (Mother’s Day, or It Will Never Be Perfect)

I’m no stranger to changed significance of days. After my father passed away unexpectedly in 2006, that changed Father’s Day. I went from Camp Happy-Father’s-Day to Camp I-Miss-My-Dad-Today. The anniversary of his death, his birthday, they all turned from days of celebration to days of remembrance. Mother’s Day, though… this one is trickier. This is [...]

By | 2017-05-15T15:22:38+00:00 May 15th, 2017|15weeks, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Jessica’s Bump Day Blog, Week 31 – Indulging in Hope, buying Baby Clothes

We've had another gentle week.  We are slowly ticking down the weeks until induction and sussing out what we need or want to do in preparation for Magpie's birth, and hopefully, his homecoming. I've been meaning to talk about the indulgence of buying baby clothes for a while, as its one of those complex things in [...]

By | 2017-05-11T12:29:53+00:00 May 12th, 2017|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 20: Halfway There!

On Sunday, we officially hit the halfway point of this pregnancy! Our little rainbow, Colbie, is now as big as a banana, and I can feel more consistent movements. Despite all the worrying, fears, aches, and pains along the way, I am finally letting go a lot of negative feelings, and starting to love every [...]

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 14 – The Never-Ending Wait for Movement

Movement. Kick counts. Normal movement. Decreased movement. Lack of movement. My baby life post-Layla has been entirely focused on fetal movement. When she died, I was under the (old wives’ tale) impression that babies slowed down as they got closer to birth. Since she had dropped on the last day I know she was alive, [...]

By | 2017-05-08T14:07:57+00:00 May 8th, 2017|14weeks, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Jessica’s Bump Day Blog, Week 30 – Looking Back at Leo’s Pregnancy

This week, we made it successfully to Week 30. To go from the 20's to the 30's seems significant enough to note. I think probably because in a pregnancy after loss, every day feels like a bonus. It also means that we are on a bit of the 'home straight'. At times, it feels like [...]

By | 2017-05-05T10:05:23+00:00 May 5th, 2017|30weeks, 3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|1 Comment

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 19: Ambivalence and Hope

Wow, nineteen weeks already. Where does the time go? It just seems like yesterday I was starting another cycle of clomid, praying that it would finally be the month we would conceive our rainbow.  Despite feeling baby kicks more regularly now, it still doesn’t feel real at times. With my pregnancy with our angel, Amelia, [...]