Here We Go…

by Lo on July 15, 2010

Violet Caterson Shields was born at 4:43 a.m. on July 14th

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Nest Nickname

July 13, 2010

Ben started referring to me as “Little Lohemoth” a few weeks ago, combining my name with that of the mythological creature of girth and power. Clever. Sounds a little insensitive to tease my current size, but Ben has been coining nicknames for me for years–most of which are so strange that I can’t even remember […]

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Lonely to Lovely

July 12, 2010

I woke up early on Saturday morning, just as Ben was getting to sleep after working on a song deadline through the night. I walked Big and then went to the farmer’s market. I walked around and gathered vegetables for the week and then sat at a little cafe and drank a cup of coffee. […]

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Cervical Circumstance

July 9, 2010

My doctor’s comment that my cervix was “nice and soft” a week ago had me convinced that I was going to have a baby any day, so I was surprised yesterday when she wanted to discuss our plan in the event that I surpass my due date. So even though I had a contraction like, […]

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Sleepy Time…All The Time

July 8, 2010

I’ve been binging on sleep for the past few days. It’s like any activity I do requires rest and recovery. And everytime I feel wiped out, I shake my head and say, “I just don’t know why I feel so tired.” Ben looks at me like I’m crazy and then looks at my stomach. “You […]

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The Fear

July 6, 2010

I had a meltdown yesterday. It came and went in waves, but pretty much lasted all day and continued well into the evening. It consisted of sporadic, uncontrollable bouts of crying; a stuttering, uncatchable breath; and a heaviness in my chest that felt like someone reached in my there, took a hold of my heart, […]

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Heartbeats

July 1, 2010

Due to my gestational diabetes, which, although under control, technically classifies me as a “high risk” pregnancy, I’ve been having twice weekly NST monitoring–or a Fetal Non-Stress Test. This non-invasive procedure measures fetal movement and heart rate and also my contractions for 20 minutes. The point is to make sure that the baby is moving […]

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Work It Out

June 30, 2010

I lied. I lied about not working. I’ve given up a few of my longer shifts since last week, but I haven’t officially stopped working. I just keep telling myself I’ll get through one more shift and then see how I feel, and I feel pretty good, so I keep going. I need a good […]

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Mikey And Me

June 29, 2010

Usually in the mornings when I get out of bed to write, Mikey just takes my spot in the bed and will sleep until Ben gets up. But this past week, he has been so attached to me–so intent on following me–that he has been getting out of bed too and laying on my feet […]

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