I'm learning to balance motherhood, marriage, and work and decided that while still trying to figure this all out my husband and I should make our lives more crazy and with even less sleep by getting pregnant again and having TWO under TWO come February 2013!
My hope is to share my journey in all areas of my life so that mom's and mom's-to-be can relate and not feel so alone and so crazy while their life is transformed during pregnancy and thereafter.
Like many little girls that envision their wedding day long before they find their prince charming and walk down the aisle, I dreamed of naming my children at an early age. Whether in dance class, at the park, or while watching a movie, my ears were keen to baby names that I would one day... read more
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I am pregnant. My already large breasts have grown to the size of two cantaloupes. My nipples look like they have met a tanning bed. I haven’t seen my vagina in weeks, and I have bright blue veins running the length of my body. Remind me of my beauty. Help me embrace my... read more
9109http://blog.thebump.com/2012/11/29/i-am-pregnant-aka-a-message-for-dads-to-be/http%3A%2F%2Fxothebump.files.wordpress.com%2F2012%2F06%2Fpregnant-woman.jpg%3Fw%3D150http://s0.wp.com/wp-content/themes/vip/xothebump/images/share-pinit-post.pngI Am Pregnant (aka a Message for Dads-to-Be)thebump
A few nights ago during a heated husband-wife argument, my other half slipped in how I am not the adventurous, pre-child lifestyle-maintaining mom I once swore I’d be. This is true. Prior to having my daughter, I would talk extensively about how our life would move forward as normal with the simple insertion of a... read more
7209http://blog.thebump.com/2012/10/23/what-changes-after-baby-arrives-hint-a-lot/http%3A%2F%2Fxothebump.files.wordpress.com%2F2012%2F10%2Fpenelope-professional-photo.jpg%3Fw%3D150http://s0.wp.com/wp-content/themes/vip/xothebump/images/share-pinit-post.pngWhat Changes After Baby Arrives (Hint: A Lot)thebump
At 17 weeks and three days pregnant, I finally told my employer that I'm expecting my second child. Just like with my first child, I was scared to death to share my news and held off telling work as long as my baby bump would allow. Layered, flowing shirts and loose pants aided nicely in... read more
6150http://blog.thebump.com/2012/10/02/telling-my-boss-im-pregnant/http%3A%2F%2Fxothebump.files.wordpress.com%2F2012%2F06%2Fpregnant-woman-in-business-suit-veer-652.jpg%3Fw%3D150http://s0.wp.com/wp-content/themes/vip/xothebump/images/share-pinit-post.pngTelling My Boss I’m Pregnantthebump
I am 23 weeks and five days away from meeting my next baby, but unlike my first pregnancy, the fears of labor and delivery, breastfeeding and picking the perfect baby name are no longer at the top of my "worry list." Instead my anxiety is focused on how I could possibly love... read more
5501http://blog.thebump.com/2012/09/13/loving-my-second-child/http%3A%2F%2Fxothebump.files.wordpress.com%2F2012%2F09%2Fpenelope-and-mommy.jpg%3Fw%3D150http://s0.wp.com/wp-content/themes/vip/xothebump/images/share-pinit-post.pngWill I Love My Second Child as Much as I Love My First?thebump