Incredulous Mom

Here you'll find musings about my experiences is 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.

Wardrobe Must-Haves for Every Working Mom

Photo: Thinkstock / The BumpPhoto: Thinkstock / The Bump
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

My Battle With Morning Sickness Made Me Never Want to Get Pregnant Again

Pregnant woman sick in bedPhoto: Veer / The Bump
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

Why Finding Out I Was Pregnant Was a Sweet Surprise, Even Though We Were Trying

Photo: Chris Treber / The BumpPhoto: Chris Treber / The Bump
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