Life with Noah: Moving Past the What-Ifs

It's been another amazing month in the Paul household. Noah continues to thrive in part-time special education preschool and continues to make gains in speech, occupational, and feeding therapy. While he sometimes gets frustrated that he cannot always quickly communicate his wants and needs to us, he is the sweetest, happiest, most good-natured child I have [...]

By |2019-02-14T20:33:05+00:00February 14th, 2019|Parenting After Loss|0 Comments

Let’s Talk Fetal Movement

In the third trimester of pregnancy doctors in the U.S. ask expecting moms to start doing kick counts. Fetal movement in the third trimester is crucial for determining the health of the baby. The link between decreased fetal movement and stillbirth is clear. Babies in utero will conserve energy when in distress, so a change [...]

By |2019-02-13T20:45:33+00:00February 13th, 2019|2nd Trimester, 3rd Trimester, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Why Do You Worry So Much?

“Why do you worry so much?” My husband stated more than asked as I frantically made my way to my nightstand where I kept an extra thermometer and plunged it under my whimpering nine-month-old baby’s arm. When I came home from work I noticed him clutching the coffee table in the living room trying to [...]

By |2019-02-12T19:42:21+00:00February 12th, 2019|Parenting After Loss|0 Comments

Sarah’s Bump Day Blog, Week 22: No Such Thing As A Coincidence

We had another MFM appointment today at 22 weeks. My husband was not able to go with me today, so my mom and brother came. My mom was at a lot of the appointments with our angel daughter when my husband was not able to go, but my brother had never been to one before. [...]

By |2019-02-12T17:30:33+00:00February 12th, 2019|22weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Please Bring My Baby Back to Me

There’s nothing more terrifying than handing your rainbow over to a medical team for surgery. We're currently recovering with our youngest, Little E, who had a somewhat minor procedure last Thursday. It was an exact replica of a surgery his older brothers had before him, yet I found that I had to pull out my [...]

By |2019-02-12T08:02:03+00:00February 12th, 2019|Parenting After Loss|2 Comments

Kasey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 37: The Stress Before the Rainbow

Eric and I enjoyed getting another opportunity to celebrate this baby with more of our family and friends this past weekend. As I wrote about last week, it has been nice to be able to feel all of the love and support for us along this journey. These baby showers have helped us to celebrate [...]

By |2019-02-10T17:02:20+00:00February 10th, 2019|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Feeling Déjà vu with my Rainbow

We mamas expect to face a lot of troubles during a pregnancy after loss. We expect to have high anxiety and worry about the little things. We expect to take every little bit of the pregnancy in and maybe even celebrate it. We even expect to grieve a bit. I knew all this going in. [...]

By |2019-02-08T09:39:20+00:00February 8th, 2019|3rd Trimester, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Sarah’s Bump Day Blog, Week 21: Dealing with the Anxiety

A pregnancy after a loss often feels frustrating. There are times that you will get good news. An ultrasound will go well, the genetic testing will come back normal, you will feel the baby move, or hear the heartbeat. For a few seconds, hours, or sometimes even weeks, you feel happy and you feel like [...]

By |2019-02-08T09:16:32+00:00February 5th, 2019|21weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|1 Comment

To the Mama Pregnant After Loss: You Are a Warrior

Pregnancy after loss is willingly entering into a battle that you aren't guaranteed to win. You know it won't be easy, but you are ready to fight for your baby, for your family, for yourself, and for life. You know the stakes are high – that losing the battle could result in another encounter with [...]

By |2019-02-04T20:52:47+00:00February 4th, 2019|1st Trimester, 2nd Trimester, 3rd Trimester, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Kasey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 36: Feeling the Love

Thirty six weeks. I can’t believe that we are finally here, with just 4 weeks until my due date. When I say that I can’t believe we are FINALLY here, I mean it just that way. I don’t mean that I can’t believe we are here. I don’t want to give the impression that in [...]

By |2019-02-03T13:17:37+00:00February 3rd, 2019|36weeks, 3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments