Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 30: The Final Two Months

Nine weeks, just nine weeks or less to go until we meet our little rainbow. The days feel like minutes and then here we are, another week closer to the big day. I’m nowhere near ready though, but that’s okay. Even though Colbie doesn’t have her own nursery decorated with careful care, there’s no baby [...]

By | 2017-07-18T09:36:03+00:00 July 18th, 2017|30weeks, 3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

5 Ways to GIVE Support to PAL Parents

In my first pregnancy after loss, I was  terrified of losing another child. I couldn't picture giving birth to a baby that lived. It was a paralyzing fear. Despite the fact that I was so eager to have and love that next baby with all my heart, that pregnancy was rough. It was a season [...]

By | 2017-07-19T09:18:09+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Pregnancy, Tips from PAL Moms|0 Comments

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 24 – Lost Its Meaning (For Me)

I know that everyone’s experience with this week is different, and I can only speak for my experience. I don’t discount at all that viability week is significant for so many of our PALS mamas. When my we found out that Layla would be stillborn at 35 weeks and 3 days, all I could think [...]

By | 2017-07-17T14:06:25+00:00 July 17th, 2017|24weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|2 Comments

8 Things To Remember When You’re PAL, But Your Grieving Friend Isn’t

I went to multiple in-person support groups after my son died. It was something I needed, and I am grateful that The Compassionate Friends and Helping After Neonatal Death were available to me. When I became pregnant again, I was worried about losing this support when I started to show. I knew how triggered I [...]

By | 2017-07-14T13:20:27+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Emotional Health|0 Comments

Eli River’s Birth Story

For quite some time, we had the 19th June scheduled for Eli's induction. It would place us at exactly 37 weeks, and felt like a safe time to plan it. Leo had died at 37 plus 1 weeks, and we understand the benefits of getting as close to term as possible for various different outcomes. [...]

By | 2017-07-14T11:01:59+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Birth, Rainbow Birth Stories|1 Comment

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 29: The Final Countdown

In ten weeks, we will hopefully welcome our little rainbow baby into the world! A part of me is still in disbelief that the end of this anxiety filled journey will soon be over, and another part of me feels like time is dragging on. Each day we creep closer to my scheduled C-section date, [...]

By | 2017-07-11T15:46:33+00:00 July 11th, 2017|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

B’sha’ah Tovah: All in Good Time

I used to be a pretty superstitious person. And then all of sudden, I wasn't. Well that's not entirely true, I may still have some leftover quirks, but after we lost Baby Krueger, I realized that I just can't be that person any more. While I've never been a gambler, playing the odds when it [...]

By | 2017-07-11T08:19:55+00:00 July 11th, 2017|28weeks, Adoption, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 23 – Creating Space to Balance the What-Ifs

This is never an easy week for me, but this one was a doozy. Last Friday marked 11 years since my father passed away unexpectedly. How I’ve commemorated that day has changed over the years, much the same way that how I honor Layla on her day has changed over time. I used to take [...]

By | 2017-07-10T13:06:21+00:00 July 10th, 2017|23weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

My book is here! Joy at the End of the Rainbow

I’m a librarian, so maybe it’s natural that when I became pregnant again after a loss, the first thing I did was look for a book. I had my copy of What to Expect When You’re Expecting that my husband had given me when I was first pregnant. But as I looked through it for [...]

By | 2017-07-10T11:59:39+00:00 July 10th, 2017|For Professionals, From Professionals|0 Comments