The Stages of Crazy: Trying to Conceive After a Loss

Trying to Conceive can be a crazy adventure for any mother. It can drive a woman crazy. The whole process comes with its ups and downs, its joys and its woes, before you even have the help of pregnancy hormones. It can feel like you're running after something that is constantly just out of reach... [...]

By | 2017-09-19T07:33:10+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Pregnancy, TTC|0 Comments

Pregnancy After Loss Cravings

For most moms, pregnancy is a joyful and blissful time. You always hear about the fun parts of pregnancy like food cravings. Women begging their partners for pickles and ice cream at 3 A.M. or inhaling economy size bags of chips and salsa. When I was pregnant with Lily, I craved oranges, strawberries and Yoplait [...]

By | 2017-09-14T09:14:30+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Pregnancy|0 Comments

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 38: To My Precious Rainbow Baby

To my precious Rainbow Baby: “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain ‘Move from here to there’ and it WILL move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” – Matthew 17:20 For the past 268 days, you’ve grown from the size of a little mustard to seed [...]

By | 2017-09-12T12:20:32+00:00 September 12th, 2017|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

The Importance of Pals During PAL

The overwhelm has been big lately. Between working full time, parenting 3 and 4 year old boys, the exhaustion of the 3rd trimester, and the extra anxiety that comes along with being pregnant after loss (PAL), there has been little time for me to focus on me. Truth be told, I've never been good about [...]

By | 2017-09-12T08:38:21+00:00 September 12th, 2017|3rd Trimester, Emotional Health, Pregnancy|1 Comment

9 Things I’m Feeling During Pregnancy After (Pregnancy After Loss)

There are so many things running through my head during this pregnancy after pregnancy after loss. One of them is, how do I describe it? Truth be told, I'm not even sure myself. My third pregnancy. My second pregnancy after loss. My current pregnancy. PA(PAL). PA-squared L. It makes me think about the growing distance [...]

By | 2017-09-08T08:22:58+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Parenting After Loss, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered: A Letter to my Womb

Dear Womb, I have seen some of my happiest days through you, and by you, also felt my whole world come to an end. You have carried life and also been the deepest source of pain I've ever known. There are secrets your walls will never tell, and truth be told I'm not sure I [...]

By | 2017-09-06T15:00:21+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Parenting After Loss, Pregnancy|0 Comments

A Rainbow in the Darkness

My rainbow baby recently turned one and I find myself reflecting on those dark days of pregnancy. Referring to pregnancy as “dark” probably isn’t socially acceptable. After all, shouldn’t I have been grateful just to be pregnant? Especially after burying a baby less than a year earlier? I was given another chance! Society reminded me [...]

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 37: Hopeful for a Rainbow After the Storm

In less than two weeks, life is going to be very different for us. For the most part, I’ve been positive about having our rainbow baby. It’s crazy to think that after all the heart break, tears, waiting, hope, and never giving up, we may be lucky enough to leave the hospital with a baby [...]

By | 2017-09-05T11:01:28+00:00 September 5th, 2017|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

We don’t deserve it

I'm sure you've seen the pictures from Houston and other communities who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. In some cases, whole towns have been under water. In others, some neighborhoods on higher ground came through the storm relatively unscathed, while those in low-lying areas were submerged. Lives have been lost, sometimes for no reason [...]

By | 2017-09-01T08:25:59+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Loss After Loss, Parenting After Loss, Pregnancy|0 Comments

10 Ways to Avoid an Unnecessary Cesarean

Planning for birth during pregnancy after loss can be filled with so many fears, anxiety, and even ambivalence. But, it can also offer much hope to focus on preparations for the birth experience you desire. For many moms pregnant after a loss, the only thing that matters is that baby is born alive. All she [...]

By | 2017-08-31T10:46:34+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Birth, From Professionals, Pregnancy|0 Comments