Author Archives: Sheila

The healthiest baby in the NICU

As I mentioned once before, Asher had to go to the NICU for about 12 hours after he was born. However, he was born at 4:23 pm, and didn’t go to the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) until about midnight … Continue reading

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Sunday Stitch Count 7/30

It’s Sunday again! When I was pregnant, I was so hyper-aware of the passage of time–I absolutely said things like, “I’m 32 and a half weeks along!”–but without that looming due date by which to measure, days can easily sneak … Continue reading

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Ode to a stretch mark

I was surprised you came alone, because I always assumed your sort traveled in packs. But no, you had the strength of character to forge your way all by yourself. In fact, I didn’t even know about you until the … Continue reading

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Don’t sleep when the baby sleeps (and other heretical advice for new moms)

Look, I know she meant well, but the wrath I felt towards the first person who cheerfully told me to “sleep when the baby sleeps!” while I was battling a terrible case of postpartum depression and had a baby with … Continue reading

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Sunday Stitch Count 7/23

I’ve decided it might be fun to do a Sunday Stitch Count post each week to keep track of my progress with various knitting projects–and hopefully keep me honest about starting too many without finishing the ones that came before! … Continue reading

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Lighting candles and paying the price

“So, knowing everything you do now, if you could do it over again, would you still be a nurse?” When my Dad asked me this, it wasn’t an idle question. I had lived with him and my Mom while doing … Continue reading

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How do you get through the day?

Through my circle of “mom friends”, I recently met a lovely woman who is expecting her first child this fall. We hit it off right away and had a lot in common, so I invited her to go paint some … Continue reading

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A eulogy for a pediatrician

Now hold on just one second–this blog is supposed to be about motherhood and knitting, so why exactly are we busting out funeral words on post two? As I’ve thought through the stories I want to tell about life with … Continue reading

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One stitch at a time

“Look, I’m almost done!” I proclaimed proudly as I held up my nearly complete lace cardigan. Just 3 more rows of 1×1 ribbing on the hem, and I could cast off and wear my lovely mint green creation. After weaving … Continue reading

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