Anna Levin

My name is Anna. My husband, Ken, and I live in Baltimore, where we are every mother's dream: he's an Ophthalmology resident and I am a lawyer! On October 8th, 2012 we welcomed our baby girl, Julia Rose, into the world so as you can imagine we are very busy chasing after her and watching her grow and learn as she explores the world around her! In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading, blogging, spending time with my family and taking long walks in new neighborhoods. I look forward to sharing this journey and hope that in doing so, I can provide some insight for other first time moms. While you're at it, check out my personal blog: MyLittlePoppyseed

Learning to Trust My Instincts As a New Mom Was Harder (and Scarier!) Than I Ever Thought

Photo: Veer / The BumpPhoto: Veer / The Bump
As we approach my baby girl's 6-month birthday, I've been reflecting on the things I've learned over the past six months. Becoming a parent, there is definitely a very steep learning curve. You are forced to jump right in and must quickly learn the practical skills: changing diapers, feeding baby, calming baby, changing their clothes,... read more

Breastfeeding at the Office: How I Made It Work

Photo: Veer / The BumpPhoto: Veer / The Bump
It's hard to believe my baby girl, Julia, is 3 months old today. I thoroughly enjoyed the 12 weeks that I had off from work to stay home with her, but our wallets would simply not allow us to live on my husband's income alone, so as of yesterday, I am officially a working mother. ... read more

How I Turned a Scary Diagnosis Into a Positive Pregnancy Test

Anna and Ken at Cafe du Monde
Hello there!  My name is Anna and I am The Bump's newest blogger! I'm currently 27 years old and married to the love of my life, Ken, who is 28 years old. We're currently expecting our first child, a girl, due October 23rd 2012 (doing the math, that means I'm currently 35 weeks pregnant!). I... read more