Tracy’s Bump Day Blog, Week 25: Reaching 25 Weeks

I am 25 weeks pregnant with my third child. Reading this sentence alone could be unremarkable for some, but it could be loaded for those who are trying to conceive, those who have experienced pregnancy/infant/child loss, or anyone at any point in his or her own parenthood journey for any number of reasons. For me, [...]

Nina’s Bump Day Blog, Week 9 – Inconclusive

That is not what I wanted to hear at my 8 week check up with my doctor. The transvaginal ultrasound measurements were not on target. The fetal pole was measuring at about 6.5 weeks, and there was no heartbeat. Because not everyone gets their dates right, there is always a possibility that all is well. [...]

By | 2017-12-05T16:38:23+00:00 December 4th, 2017|1st Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Nina’s Bump Day Blog, Week 8 – Wake Me Up When December Ends

These are authentic nineties mix tapes pirated from the radio. Some of my earliest design work on the cases - I was always good with highlighters. All my emotions as a teenager were funneled into mix tapes. Actual tapes - I was a teen in the early 90's. (Did I mention I am of [...]

By | 2017-11-27T22:15:31+00:00 November 27th, 2017|1st Trimester, Bump Day Blog|2 Comments

Nina’s Bump Day Blog, Week 7 – Living with Uncertainty

All the evidence I have tells me I am pregnant, but it is not enough. After two losses where my body continued to keep calm and carry on as if all was well while the pregnancy went awry, I don’t trust the signals my body is giving me. My first loss was a missed miscarriage [...]

By | 2017-11-27T17:55:38+00:00 November 20th, 2017|1st Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Colbie Jane’s Birth Story

Today our precious little rainbow is eight weeks old. Where has the time gone? Between Colbie’s birth, managing two kids under two, packing and moving across country, time just flew by. I will admit that it still doesn't feel real that Colbie is finally here. Life after going through a pregnancy after loss is very [...]

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 39 / Week 1 – Welcome Home, Baby: Our Birth Story

What a difference a week makes. One week ago, I posted that I had come to terms with the decision that it was baby-day. I had been wrangling with the thought for weeks – could I patiently wait for him to come on his own? I had already made it one week longer than I [...]

By | 2017-10-30T16:26:42+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Birth, Bump Day Blog, Courageous Mama|0 Comments

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 38 – When I Can’t Sleep, It’s Time.

It’s 3:30am. My eyes flicker open, for the 3rd time this week. I sneak a peek at the clock. Dammit, 3:30 again. What is it with this time? I lay quietly, hands on my belly, immediately waiting for the gentle nudges of a sleeping baby also turning inside me. The bit of reassurance I’ll need [...]

By | 2017-10-23T12:33:40+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|3rd Trimester, Birth, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|1 Comment

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 37 – Uncharted Territory

Tomorrow I'll officially be the most pregnant I've ever been. With my first rainbow, I hit that milestone at 35+3, and it was a definitely a tough one, because it coincided with the day we lost our daughter. Hitting 37+1 is tough in a different way - it's hard because it's the day that everyone [...]

By | 2017-10-16T16:45:17+00:00 October 16th, 2017|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 36 – Well, What Do You Want to Do?

We had our final MFM visit last week. The plan was to assess baby’s size (large), BPP score (perfect) and my anxiety (moderate) in order to make a plan for when this little guy will join us. I have really appreciated this MFM, because I think he met me where I am with this second [...]

By | 2017-10-09T16:34:26+00:00 October 9th, 2017|36weeks, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 35 – Her Week

35 weeks. I’ve learned by now that this is about the time that you start thinking baby could come anytime, even though you know they need a few more weeks. So close, every kick feels like they’re working their way out, every cramp you wonder if it’s a contraction. So when Layla dropped a few [...]

By | 2017-10-02T08:24:33+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|2 Comments