January 2005 Archives

January 31, 2005

Milestones and Mail

Joshua hit the one month mark yesterday and showed off his age by sleeping for 4 hour blocks during the night. It's been the best two nights of sleep we've had in a while. He also outgrew a couple of his hats. There's yarn for a few more in the stash, so his head should stay warm for the rest of the winter.

Here are the fun packages I received last week. First of all are the knitting related items.
A ball winder, Miss Bea's Band, Miss Bea's Seaside, Knitter's Little Helper Hand Cream, 3 skeins of Wool of the Andes yarn in cranberry for a bucket hat, and some Peruvian Collection Quechua in charcoal for a gift I'm working on

I also received some soap supplies.
3 soap bases and fragrances
This package may not have contained any knitting supplies, but at least one of the fragrances claims to render men helpless, content to sit immobile for hours while you use their arms as a yarn-winder. lol

Just to prove there is actual knitting occuring, here is Joshua's striped hooded top.
The hood is over halfway done; soon all that will be left is seaming and edging. I've started knitting 10 rows after every feeding. It's the only way I can make any progress in between my KIP nights.

Posted by crsattic at 7:58 PM | 4 Comments

January 27, 2005

The Birth Order of Children

No new knitting to report, so here's a funny thing I came across today. So far, most of it seems true. lol


1st baby: You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as your OB/GYN confirms your pregnancy.
2nd baby: You wear your regular clothes for as long as possible.
3rd baby: Your maternity clothes ARE your regular clothes.

Preparing for the Birth:
1st baby: You practice your breathing religiously.
2nd baby: You don't bother because you remember that last time, breathing didn't do a thing.
3rd baby: You ask for an epidural in your eighth month.

The Layette:
1st baby: You pre-wash newborn's clothes, color-coordinate them, and fold them neatly in the baby's little bureau.
2nd baby: You check to make sure that the clothes are clean and discard only the ones with the darkest stains.
3rd baby: Boys can wear pink, can't they?

1st baby: At the first sign of distress--a whimper, a frown--you pick up the baby.
2nd baby: You pick the baby up when her wails threaten to wake your firstborn.
3rd baby: You teach your three-year-old how to rewind the mechanical swing.

1st baby: If the pacifier falls on the floor, you put it away until you can go home and wash and boil it.
2nd baby: When the pacifier falls on the floor, you squirt it off with some juice from the baby's bottle.
3rd baby: You wipe it off on your shirt and pop it back in.

1st baby: You change your baby's diapers every hour, whether they need it or not.
2nd baby: You change their diaper every two to three hours, if needed.
3rd baby: You try to change their diaper before others start to complain about the smell or you see it sagging to their knees.

1st baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics, Baby Swing, and Baby Story Hour.
2nd baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics.
3rd baby: You take your infant to the supermarket and the dry cleaner.

Going Out:
1st baby: The first time you leave your baby with a sitter, you call home five times.
2nd baby: Just before you walk out the door, you remember to leave a number where you can be reached.
3rd baby: You leave instructions for the sitter to call only if she sees blood.

At Home:
1st baby: You spend a good bit of every day just gazing at the baby.
2nd baby: You spend a bit of everyday watching to be sure your older child isn't squeezing, poking, or hitting the baby.
3rd baby: You spend a little bit of every day hiding from the children.

Swallowing Coins:
1st child: When first child swallows a coin, you rush the child to the hospital and demand ex-rays.
2nd child: When second child swallows a coin, you carefully watch for the coin to pass.
3rd child: When third child swallows a coin you deduct it from his allowance.

Posted by crsattic at 1:57 PM | 6 Comments

January 24, 2005

Bob fits Joshua fine. Apparently, he has a small head, so the neckband wasn't an issue.


And while I'm posting clothes pictures, here he is modeling the outfit Amy sent.


Things have been a little crazy around here. The kids and I were sick last week, so I'm playing catch up with the housekeeping. (Folding clothes, making lunch, and taking out the trash are nearly impossible to do when your son refuses to be put down for more than five minutes.) We also have family coming and going, so there hasn't been much time for blogging.
Mike let me out of the house Thursday for Craft Night, so I was able to make some progress on the hooded striped top. The front and one sleeve are now finished, so all that's left is the second sleeve, the hood, and then sewing everything up.

Posted by crsattic at 9:52 PM | 3 Comments

January 10, 2005


For Christmas, Charlotte received a blanket from her Aunt Heather. Heather also made a blanket for Charlotte's rabbit. Now every night, Charlotte and Rabbit must be tucked in with their new blankets before Charlotte will even consider going to sleep.
For those wondering where Lamby went: For a while, Rabbit replaced Lamby as Charlotte's animal of choice. Now she has to have them both at bedtime.

I spent the Wednesday before the hospital finishing the Big Bad Baby Blanket.
So far Joshua has found it satisfactory.

Thanks for all of the breastfeeding advice. Joshua and I are doing very well with it. At his appointment last Friday, he was up to 8 pounds!

Posted by crsattic at 9:42 PM | 6 Comments

January 3, 2005


Joshua's doctor visit went really well today. When we left the hospital, he was down to 7 lbs 2 oz. In the last two days, he managed to get back up to 7 lb 6 oz. One ounce a day is considered good, so the doctor was really happy with his gain. (We're breastfeeding so the weight checks are one of our best methods for making sure he eats enough.)
There are more pictures on Joshua's site and also on the hospital's nursery site.


Posted by crsattic at 8:24 PM | 10 Comments

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