Rebecca’s Bump Day Blog, Week 30: A First Birthday

April 1st was one of the first days I checked on a calendar after I learned I was pregnant last fall. April 1st would be the first anniversary of my son Arthur’s birth and death. I wanted to know how far along I would be if this pregnancy lasted. 30 weeks. That seemed good, it [...]

Tracy’s Bump Day Blog, Week 36: The Other Side

Photo credit: Sublime Photo Art My births are inherently medical. I didn’t choose this, but I’m okay with it. There are a lot of ways to birth and to want to birth. Sometimes they can start out with a certain intention or plan and then change a little or a lot, depending on [...]

Rebecca’s Bump Day Blog, Week 29: The Math doesn’t Add up, Our Story

Last week a few new symptoms caused a large wave of anxiety. Sure, nausea and tummy troubles are common in the third trimester (or anytime throughout pregnancy really), but I hadn’t experienced them this suddenly before and they could also be an early indicator of a dozen more serious problems (thanks, Google). After wrestling with [...]

By |2018-03-26T15:08:45+00:00March 26th, 2018|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|4 Comments

Tracy’s Bump Day Blog, Week 35: Looking Back

At 35 weeks pregnant and with not much further to go for this high-risk pregnancy, I find myself looking back over the entirety of these 35 weeks so far. It’s hard to believe that now in mid-March, I’m here still growing this sweet baby boy who was conceived in mid-July. We found out the good [...]

By |2018-03-19T20:19:29+00:00March 19th, 2018|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Tracy’s Bump Day Blog, Week 34: Baby Hiccups

As I get closer to my due date and even closer to my planned C-section - my first, due to a risk of uterine rupture - my nerves and anxiety are increasing exponentially. I am so excited to meet this child but with every positive moment of hope comes its counter-thought of, “please don’t lose [...]

Heather’s Bump Day Vlog, Weeks 11-13: Big Milestones

Join me as I share the ups and downs of my pregnancy after loss through PALS' new Bump Day Vlog. In this video, I share some of our big milestones of this pregnancy, including passing the gestation of our first loss and the reason I long to know the baby's gender. https://youtu.be/zOlt3xtkYAA

Tracy’s Bump Day Blog, Week 33: She’ll Never Know

Tracy's first rainbow, Ainsley Hope My toddler rainbow daughter was napping, and the way her top lip overlapped her bottom one, an effect created as she shifted slowly into sleep from sitting up watching her beloved Paw Patrol to partially sitting up to leaning over peacefully onto some pillows, gave me an overwhelming [...]

Tracy’s Bump Day Blog, Week 32: Movement

This pregnancy has been going relatively smoothly so far. I have excellent care, more trust in this process and myself, and am seen often by my high-risk doctor. The likelihood of missing something seems pretty low. Our plan was to add non-stress tests to my weekly appointments starting at 32 weeks. I am 32 weeks [...]

By |2018-02-26T21:51:52+00:00February 26th, 2018|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Heather’s Bump Day Vlog, Weeks 8-11: Early Anxiety

Join me as I share the ups and downs of my pregnancy after loss through PALS new Bump Day Vlog. In this first video, I chronicle my appointments and early anxiety during weeks 8-11 of my pregnancy. https://youtu.be/0Jgezxj643s

By |2018-02-22T13:49:41+00:00February 22nd, 2018|10weeks, 11weeks, 1st Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Tracy’s Bump Day Blog, Week 31: A Pre-Conception Mantra

31 Weeks I am making my body a happy and healthy place for this next baby. I started saying this mantra to myself long before our baby was even conceived. It guided me when I wasn’t sure we would be lucky enough to be here: 31 weeks pregnant with baby number three after [...]

By |2018-02-19T21:04:59+00:00February 19th, 2018|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy, TTC|0 Comments