Welcome. Here you'll find musings and personal essays that reflect my perspective and experiences as a full-time working, first-time mother of one. I write from the heart, which sometimes includes poop and swearing. This isn't The New Yorker.
I walked into work the other day, fresh off spending the last few hours with my 7-month old. I made the usual rounds, coffee in hand, chatting it up with the boss and co-workers. I suppose it was about two hours later when I shut the door to my office and settled in for a... Read more
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I don't know how it is for everyone else, but the first time I suffered from morning sickness, I worried that I'd literally puke up something necessary for survival -- a lung; liver; My intestines. Right before my first bout, I had enjoyed a light, healthy lunch at O'Charley's with my husband and... Read more
14486http://blog.thebump.com/2013/04/03/morning-sickness-made-me-never-want-to-get-pregnant-again/https%3A%2F%2Fxothebump.files.wordpress.com%2F2013%2F04%2Fveer_ayp0203070.jpg%3Fw%3D650https://s0.wp.com/wp-content/themes/vip/xothebump/images/share-pinit-post.pngMy Battle With Morning Sickness Made Me Never Want to Get Pregnant Againthebump
It is November when I find out. I'm 32. When is this going to happen? Oh, Jesus. I've waited too long. I can't believe it. What are the odds that I wait until I'm ready, and now that I am, it won't happen. I knew my eggs were gone. Plus there was that time Nick... Read more
13342http://blog.thebump.com/2013/03/29/how-i-found-out-im-pregnant/https%3A%2F%2Fxothebump.files.wordpress.com%2F2013%2F03%2Fsnag_program-00701.jpg%3Fw%3D650https://s0.wp.com/wp-content/themes/vip/xothebump/images/share-pinit-post.pngWhy Finding Out I Was Pregnant Was a Sweet Surprise, Even Though We Were Tryingthebump