Heather’s Bump Day Blog, Week 34: So Not Picture Perfect

I’m sure you’ve seen them—those photos posted on social media of someone holding a cup of hot coffee, snuggled into a thick cozy blanket. Sometimes it’s in bed, other times it's in front of a fireplace including a book they’re reading. No matter the details, each of those photos just feels…peaceful…calm. Well friend, let me [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:09:13+00:00 April 14th, 2016|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Life, Intensified

Life with an infant is so much more focused than life without.  As Nigel the guitarist said in the movie 'Spinal Tap', my life 'goes to eleven' now. Every moment with our son, Noah, is irreplaceable. Each day he's a little bit bigger and a little more capable than the day before, so each day [...]

Beyond PAL: What Happens as You Get Farther Away From the Loss

My pregnancy loss was about 9 years ago. My next baby arrived 8 years ago. My next (and last) baby arrived 5 years ago. Lately, I have been grappling with the fact that I am getting farther and farther away in time from these events. Most of the clients I see both individually and in [...]

PAL and Bedrest

During a pregnancy after loss, it is expected, and even normal to be anxious. You fear for what might go wrong during this pregnancy as it had in a pregnancy of the past. Perhaps meeting other women in the loss circle, you’ve learned of new things to be concerned about in a pregnancy, and the [...]

Heather’s Bump Day Blog, Week 30: Umm, I’m Due in May…

Every pregnancy truly has been so different for me. In many, many ways. For example, when someone asks me how far along I am, I usually don’t know what to tell them. Not because it’s a difficult question, but because I usual have no idea. For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been off a week. [...]

No Summit

Some days when my boys are just too sweet I feel like my heart will burst watching and admiring them. Then I think how much fuller it should be if I could watch all three of my babies playing, laughing and dancing. There's this constant up and down. Just when I think of how beautiful [...]

PAL Awareness Photo Challenge 2016

Welcome to Pregnancy After Loss (PAL) Awareness Month Photo Challenge, March 2016. What is Pregnancy After Loss Awareness Month? In the world of pregnancy after loss there is a story of hope about a precious new life, and it’s the story of the rainbow baby. It is based on the understanding that the beauty of the [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:09:50+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Courageous Mama of the Month of February 2016

Courageous Mama of the Month of February 2016 is ... Tracey Schlosser! Shortly after her submission, Tracey learned her little girl did not survive the transfer. I'm a courageous mama because I'm terrified, yet trying. As I sit here today writing this, I've just completed my first IVF transfer in hopes of conceiving [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:10:17+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Courageous Mama, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Heather’s Bump Day Blog, Week 20: A Gender, a Name and Joy-Shock

The day had finally arrived. I have been oh-so-impatient waiting to find out the gender of this little one. Not just an “oh I really can’t wait” kind of eagerness, but a straight up “I seriously feel like I’m going to explode if I have to wait any longer” kind of impatience. I was super [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:10:58+00:00 January 7th, 2016|20weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments