Category Archives: Reflections

Full circle

If you can believe it, my parents still live in my childhood home. I have no statistics on this or anything, but in my experience it seems that this is becoming less and less common–especially when you factor in that … Continue reading

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Pre-pregnancy jeans and newborn hats

Happy September! It’s been crickets around here lately, because Asher and I got to spend some time at a beach house down in Long Beach Island and I left my computer behind! Unfortunately Dave didn’t get to come with us, … Continue reading

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The privilege of being buried

I expect that my son will bury me someday, and not the other way around. Anything can happen, of course, and nothing is guaranteed to any of us, but as a mother in the United States in 2017, this is … Continue reading

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How a spoon works

“But he definitely understands how a spoon works?” Asher didn’t have his 6 month appointment until he was a few days shy of being 7 months, because that was the soonest we could get in to see the pediatrician a … Continue reading

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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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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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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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