Jessica’s Bump Day Blog, Week 33 – Preparing for Birth and Beyond

This week has been rather busy with appointments, all focusing on birth and beyond! As we are getting induced at 37 weeks, we actually only have a little over three weeks to go, so now the focus is on birth... Going through the Motions So much of years of fertility treatment, and even grief, is [...]

By | 2017-05-26T09:19:55+00:00 May 26th, 2017|33weeks, 3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Car Seat Safety

Car seat safety is critical to your child's health and well being. However making sense of all of the options and necessities can be very infusing. Here is Birth You Desire's quick guide for you. The safest car set for you child is one that fits your child, fits your car, and is easy for [...]

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 22: Confidence

"Get up every morning and remind yourself that you can do this!" Ever since I hit the halfway point of this pregnancy, I felt a new sense of confidence. There are even times now where I feel that I can give birth to our rainbow baby without complications, and get to bring her home.  Perhaps [...]

By | 2017-05-23T09:11:29+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|22weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Guilty Confession: I wanted a girl (*)

I never hoped I would have a daughter. I simply assumed I would. Being the oldest of four sisters myself, I somewhat assumed after one got pregnant, one naturally had a baby girl. I had two boys. Two gorgeous, live, healthy, beautifully crazy and loving boys that are pure joy. When I got pregnant the [...]

By | 2017-05-22T16:52:23+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Pregnancy|0 Comments

The Post-Mother’s Day Exhalation

For a loss mom, there is no day that is so communally terrifying as Mother’s Day. It is the day where you feel like you were almost invited to the party that all of the “cool kids” get to go to. It’s the day that can feel like an obligation—to celebrate your own mother (if [...]

Jessica’s Bump Day Blog, Week 32 – Surpassing Milestones

Some big-ish milestones have been smashed this week! We've spoken about milestones in pregnancy after loss before, and we tend to keep them small, or not too far in the future. Small, short targets feel less daunting. But this week, we've achieved two big milestones; a wedding, and starting maternity leave. Achieving Milestones I appreciate [...]

By | 2017-05-19T11:53:44+00:00 May 19th, 2017|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Life With Noah: With Hopeful Hearts

  Hope.  A word with four little letters, yet it's played such a huge role in my journey to grow my family. Hope that the mass on my ovary wasn't a big deal.  (It wasn't, although it was the first sign of my PCOS) Hope that the mass in the front of my husband's brain [...]

By | 2017-05-19T12:21:42+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Parenting After Loss, TTC|0 Comments

Storytellers

  The first time I walked through those hospital doors…it didn't feel real. But the extreme pain my body was experiencing kept my mind tied to reality. This was happening. My late-night ER visit was for reasons that every pregnant woman dreads—blood and pain. So much pain. The first time I walked through those hospital [...]

By | 2017-05-18T12:15:46+00:00 May 18th, 2017|1st Trimester, Pregnancy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Trigger Question: “Are You Going to Have More Kids?”

  Before losing Zachary, there was no question in my mind about how many kids I wanted. The answer was “lots and close together.” I learned from my loss, however, that I am not in control of every facet of my life. That reality took some getting used to. I was a mess of emotions [...]

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 21: Thank You My Little Angel, Sunshine, and Rainbow

This past week, I was full of mixed emotions. Mother’s Day is one day out of the year that will never be the same for me. Ever since Amelia passed away, I find myself feeling extra depressed whenever I start to see the Mother’s Day cards appear, commercials of Moms and their children, social media [...]

By | 2017-05-16T10:13:34+00:00 May 16th, 2017|21weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments