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

Mind Games

My body wakes up on its own, in the middle of the night, every night that I trudge through the two week wait. My body is exhausted, but my mind won’t comply. All I want to do is sleep. But instead, I have researched every potential symptom I have to see if I’m pregnant, while [...]

By |2018-01-24T07:30:39+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Emotional Health, Parenting After Loss, TTC|0 Comments

Finding Grace for Each Pregnancy after Loss Experience

Photo by Jazmin Quaynor on Unsplash My daughter is turning two in a month, and recently I’ve been thinking a lot about her birth. I’m finally removed enough from the experience that I think I can actually process the details surrounding her birth. I’ve also given myself permission to have a little freak-out about how scary [...]

By |2018-01-21T20:50:12+00:00January 21st, 2018|Parenting After Loss, Pregnancy, TTC|0 Comments

Pregnancy After Loss Support’s Most-Read Articles of 2017

Photo by Juja Han on Unsplash What a year it's been at PALS (Pregnancy After Loss Support)! We became a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization this summer and launched the new PALS MeetUps, all while continuing all of our other support services. We look forward to reaching even more Courageous Mamas in 2018! One of the ways we support [...]

Dear Courageous Mama Dreaming of far more than a White Christmas

Dear Courageous Mama, The snow is falling steadily out my window right now, this Christmas morning. The time between Thanksgiving and New Years was always my favorite time of year, and a White Christmas signified the most magical of Christmases. Even when we didn't have a white Christmas outside, we always watched White Christmas at some [...]

By |2017-12-25T22:21:13+00:00December 25th, 2017|Parenting After Loss, Pregnancy, TTC|0 Comments

The Space Between

The space between here and there. The time between then and now. The distance between him and us. When your world feels incomplete, always. There is forever a feeling of missing. There is always a person missing. There is always, your child, missing. There is always everything that you didn’t get to experience with that [...]

By |2017-11-22T14:51:26+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Parenting After Loss, TTC|1 Comment

Open

I don't nonchalantly want to get pregnant. I really really want to get pregnant. Every part of who I am wants to have a little baby. I want to be pregnant, I want to feel that my body is round and huge and gorgeous with baby. I want to give birth. I want to be [...]

By |2017-10-25T12:43:25+00:00October 24th, 2017|TTC|0 Comments

Life With Noah: Holding on to Hope

It's been a hectic month in the Paul household.  As I mentioned in last month's post, we started a fresh IVF cycle, which meant a lot of *very* early morning back and forth trips to my monitoring location (an hour and a half - each way - from our home); we also took Noah to [...]

By |2017-10-19T21:48:22+00:00October 19th, 2017|Parenting After Loss, TTC|0 Comments