Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 14: Making the Best of Fear

This week has been a whirlwind of emotions. I thought that making it to the second trimester would finally bring a new sense of joy, and I would start to feel better about this pregnancy, but I'm not really sure. Ever since my OB appointment last Friday, every little thing has been running through my [...]

By | 2017-03-28T12:05:31+00:00 March 28th, 2017|14weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 8: The Importance of Support

It’s not even 8am, and I’ve already put in a solid hour of tears over coffee and caramel. We’ve been up for hours, despite being on vacation, with no alarm clocks and no responsibilities to anyone but ourselves – but we just can’t sleep. The desire to take advantage of every moment we have with [...]

By | 2017-03-27T11:54:47+00:00 March 27th, 2017|1st Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Jessica’s Bump Day Blog, Week 24 – Reaching Viability, Planning & Celebrating

Week 24 of Magpie's pregnancy has been busy. Reaching a siginificant goal, scan and consultant appointments, and my thirtieth birthday celebrations. Reaching Viability This week signifies our biggest milestone yet: viability. It is something that I have spoken about quite a bit over the last few weeks, mainly due to it looming, almost teasing us. [...]

By | 2017-03-24T09:44:59+00:00 March 24th, 2017|24weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 13: Hello Second Trimester

  "Whisper still, small words of trust And cradle my baby In the warmth of your love. Help me to celebrate The life growing within me." - Laura Kelly Fanucci   After many days and nights of worrying about this day, we have officially hit the second trimester. This is another big milestone on this [...]

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 7: The Long Road Ahead

Well, isn’t this a surprise. I mean, clearly I know how babies are made, but my first two took WORK. Months of TTC and OPKs and SMEP and all the acronyms that you get familiar with quickly, both as a naïve first-time mom and then as a PAL mom, when TTC takes on a whole [...]

By | 2017-03-20T18:05:04+00:00 March 20th, 2017|1st Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Jessica’s Bump Day Blog, Week 23 – Anxiety Spirals & Awaiting Milestones

I had a suspicion that my anxiety could peak this week. I probably created it, as week 24 has been my main goal for quite a while. As I discussed last week, it's the viability marker in the UK and so I've been pushing for it for so long. As if it was the finish [...]

By | 2017-03-17T11:05:58+00:00 March 17th, 2017|23weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 12: Remembering Amelia

With this week being Pregnancy After Loss Awareness Week, I wanted to take the time to remember my sweet little angel, Amelia. Not a single day goes by that I don’t think about my precious little one. It still doesn’t feel real that my little one died, and often times during my pregnancy after loss [...]

Jessica’s Bump Day Blog, Week 22 – Time in PAL

This past week or so has felt a lot quieter in terms of appointments. We seem to go through phases of intensity, and then a much needed break from it all. Yet, the breaks really can make it feel like time is going quite slowly. I find it's quite important to find a balance in [...]

By | 2017-03-10T09:47:55+00:00 March 10th, 2017|22weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 11: The Ugliness of Pregnancy After Loss

One of the hardest things I’ve discovered this past week was saying goodbye to my biggest supporter and having to be strong while he’s gone. As a military wife, this shouldn’t be anything new for me. Often times my husband has to leave for extended periods of time, however this time saying goodbye was a [...]

By | 2017-03-07T10:01:39+00:00 March 7th, 2017|11weeks, 1st Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|1 Comment

Jessica’s Bump Day Blog, Week 21 – Hitting Maximum

We've been grieving for over a year now. In that time, we lost another baby, and have started growing our third. I've come to realise lately that the myth I knew to be false of it gets easier with time truly is false. There was a safety net in the early days of grief, you didn't have [...]

By | 2017-03-03T11:58:37+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|21weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments