Sunday, August 26, 2007

Look what I made!

Okay, Manimal helped a little bit, but I did all the carrying and pushing and stuff like that...and it's going to be really hard for me to resist shouting "I was in labor for 69 hours!" the next time I see a pregnant woman.

And since then it's been nothing but nurse nurse nurse all the time, apparently my milk bar is open 24 hours a day whether I like it or not, and I have not mastered the art of nursing and knitting, although I've been told it's possible. And I have to get it figured out because he's teeny weeny and I need to knit more soakers since the ones that I made while pregnant come up to his armpits.

I will try not to turn this into a baby blog, but it will be very hard. Harder even than my resolution not to talk to him in baby talk. The day after he was born I had him sitting in my lap and I was cooing and gahing at him, and Rat Girl gave me a look somewhere between amazement and disgust and said "I have never heard you talk like that." So a certain amount of baby will probably sneak through, but I'll try to keep it knitting related.

See? It's not a baby, it's a baby in a knitted hat.

Ragnar...stupid happy mama.


Anonymous said...

Yay, congratulations! Love the hat :)
-Your Secret Pal-

Imbrium said...

Aw! So sweet! Congratulations, Pirate Mama!

Mouse said...

OMG.. Congratulations! He's ADORABLE!!!! I for one don't mind hearing baby talk and seeing baby photos.. but I'm a mommy too and equally as nutty.

Inky said...

dang, you guys made a really cute baby :) good job!!

Now, if you're gonna baby talk , at least make it piratey okay??

Beverley said...

He is so beautiful. Congratuations to you all!!!!

I was just the same totally besotted in my first son!! It is such a lovely feeling make the most of it you will be chasing him around and then some soon enough.


Nancy McRay said...

Go ahead, wallow in it! And try hard to get enough sleep.
I am so excited - I get to bring you dinner tonight!

Victor said...

Wow. Totally awesome!! My congrats to you and to Eli. Amazingly cute. Good job! When the little guy starts getting teeth feel free to give me a call ;)

Anonymous said...

Well, well, well...
I knew I would find some pictures of the creature here.
he looks strangely cute and interesting
well done!

Anonymous said...

that's perfect! he's got like the most perfect nostrils EVER. he's really the best accessory a knitter could hope for.

hope the memory of the 69 hrs of getting him are well faded.

I'm totally in awe. I mean, you've always been crafty, Ragnar, but this? Takes the cake.

Adrien-Alice "google has lost my password because I don't gmail" Hansel

Andi said...

69 hours, seriously?!? You are the WOMAN!! And he is everything that everyone else has said...cute, adorable, wonderful. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Amazing! Congrats to you and your family! Remember your blog about birth horror stories? Yes, I wanted the gory details because thats just the way, I am but of all the stories I've been told thus far your is indeed most fraught with frustrations. You are not only an amazing artist/crafter/maker, you are one beautiful powerful mama. Thank you for posting little P's pic!

tracy_a said...

Congrats! He's a cutie!

celticjig1 said...

I will hold him and you can knit! Ok, I am not sure I can bounce him straight for the hour it might take you to knit him a new diaper holder. Can't wait to hear the baby talk, you must have been holding back as Manimal, Ratgirl and your parents were there. Does the little tyke have a blog name yet?