I haven’t really disappeared. But, baby has been keeping us very busy. In light of our new lifestyle, I’ve started a new blog! Come follow along at Spoon Meets Fork.
Yesterday, I spent the day hanging out with my family at the homestead. My sister and her adorable kids were there.
Izy is getting so big and is growing teeth!
Tyler has a birthday coming up and is ready to lose a tooth!
Friday was also the four week mark for Rex. So when I got home, we snapped some quick four week pictures.
Rex was less than impressed with our photo shoot and protested rather loudly.
But some Mama snuggles made it all better.
Rex is almost a month old and we’re madly in love with him. Here is a short clip of him yawning. Enjoy.
You may have noticed abrupt silence here. (Who am I kidding? There’s silence all the time these days…) But I have a good reason.
Baby Rex arrived on June 1st at 8:55am weighing in at 7lbs 6oz and measuring 18 1/2″ long.
He was supposed to make his entry on June 11th, but decided that he’d like to choose his own birthdate. We are all doing well and as of today he is two weeks old! His current likes include milk, the swing, and sleeping on a parental chest. His dislikes are poopy diapers (can you blame him?), sponge baths, and having to wait for his meals.
Things may be quiet here for a while. (Or they may not. We’ll see how often I’m in the recliner under a sleeping baby.) I do hope to post more pictures of him soon. Perhaps once he grows into all the hats I made…
I woke up thinking about this video after a particularly sleepless night. It’s interactive and absolutely amazing. My favorite part is the guy modeling the different DEVO designs. Enjoy.
Terrible photograph using my belly as a table. Mods and notes are here on Ravelry.
A while back I finished a sweater for Baby, but only recently got around to uploading the pictures. Despite being a June baby, I felt he needed at least one hand-knit sweater. Hospitals and air conditioned buildings can all be chilly for a newborn, right?
I’ve been dying to knit the Puerperium Cardigan for a while. (Look familiar? This adorable little cardigan has been knit by such famous figures as the Yarn Harlot.) It seemed like just the right thing for my little guy.
I knit mine out of RYC Cashsoft Baby DK in #800 Snowman, #804 Chicory, and #805 Cloud. Sadly, all of these colors are soon to be defunct as Rowan is discontinuing the entire Baby Cashsoft DK line. All three skeins came out of my stash and were purchased over several years out of the orphan bin at the Shoppe. They just happened to coordinate perfectly. I chose to do a striping pattern of 4 blue, 2 white, 2 green, 2 white, while keeping the border in blue.
The buttons were purchased from JoAnns as I didn’t have enough of any one complimentary button in my stash. They’re sewed on with a bit of Perle Cotton #5 in a matching color. (Pro-tip: Perle Cotton #5 makes for great button thread. No need to double it and it is quite strong. Comes in a huge variety of color to match just about anything.)
I have to admit that I’m totally smitten with this sweater and I kind of want to make another.
You can find my Ravelry notes here.