Thursday, February 4, 2010

Now it's really been awhile...

My blogging has been like my knitting lately...nonexistent...
I have a really good reason this time!

Welcome Patrick Brendan Court
January 21st 2010
6 lbs 3oz


Patrick is (mostly) a joy to have around. He's a very calm and happy baby. even when he fusses he (so far) has a good reason. He sleeps well at night (except for the occasional sleepless night). Yes I know I have a lot of brackets with adjustments to my statements...but if he was quiet, calm, and non fussy all the time, he would be freakishly lethargic.

Our hospital stay was a long one (5 days) due to minor complications on both our parts, but we have been home for a week and a half and are settling in well.

I haven't been knitting or spinning much at all. I got half a stranded mitten done, and half a bobbin of blue merino/silk done in the past week and a half. I am having minor difficulties with my wrist due to the placement of the IV (not the fault of the nurse, apparently the fault of my curvy, bendy veins). I also find I am able ot sit and do nothing. This is new to me. I can sit and not make things or do things...I can sit and watch TV and ONLY TV. It's weird. I'm not even that tired. It's like I subconsciously believe I have created my quota for awhile and am relaxing. Granted it's not all relaxing with a newborn, there is lots of feeding and diaper changing and laundry and tidying up and holding baby...feeding can take up a huge chunk of time...he eats 2-3 times more than the average baby his age (and he was preterm!) which makes for long feeding times, but I am not complaining because apparently he is sucking the life force out of me...in a totally good way-I'm shedding pregnancy weight like water!

Hopefully I will get my crafting/knitting/spinning bug back soon, there's all kinds of baby stuff I could make...

4 comments:

LoriAngela said...

Thanks for the great pictures. Your super secret baby gift is on its way via Rusty Springs. It sounds like you're doing really well. We're very proud of you, Momma

longdogyarns said...

Wow I'm so happy for you. I can't believe that you had him already. It seems like just a few weeks ago when you told me you were preggers.
He is a handsome fellow and has a great name! good job.

N. Harland Bird said...

Congrats!!!!!And good luck!!

Myrna said...

Was talking to Kirstin today, asking how you were doing and - surprise, surprise - Patrick is already here. Glad things are settling down and you're doing well. Enjoy the relaxing. It's short lived. Congrats. - Myrna