Category Archives: the long commute

What it’s like

I went back to work after giving birth to my second child a little over three months ago. About a week later a good friend of mine asked me if I would like to write an article for her about … Continue reading

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back in the saddle

I started working again this week. I’m three days in and feel like we’re going to survive. Back in April, I was in the middle of some projects when I was suddenly summoned to the hospital to have my second … Continue reading

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24w2d – Feb 14

I drove to DC tonight. Okay, Virginia. Same thing. I learn on these drives that my bladder really can hold a lot of liquid. Had heartburn. Again. Ate a lot of sugar. Bad decision. Probably didn’t help the heartburn but … Continue reading

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23w3d – Feb 8

DC today. Lots of walking. Ended the day back at home and ready to collapse into bed with over 13,000 steps. Which is probably not that impressive to many. But it is a million miles for this old pregnant lady. … Continue reading

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22w3d – Feb 1

Pregnancy symptom of the day: round ligament PAIN. Prolonged and more than unpleasant and so so familiar. And a little alarming. Because it comes out of nowhere and hangs around. Because pain is often alarming. It was on the left … Continue reading

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19w3d – Jan 11

Once again, being in the office down in DC gives me little time to ponder how it feels to be pregnant. Except that now people know and therefore ask me every time I’m in the office. Who can blame them. … Continue reading

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18w3d – Jan 4

My stomach hasn’t completely popped. It’s not yet nice and round. But. I have entered the phase of pregnancy where you feel like your stomach isn’t exactly part of your body anymore. It moves separately and at its own pace, … Continue reading

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