Well, my plans to blog more regularly haven't quite panned out (I was really hoping for more than once per month). Even though Daniel still sleeps a ton during the day, this mothering thing sure is time consuming (duh, right?)! Plus, I have to factor in the time I spend just staring at him, still a bit in awe of the fact that Neill and I made a person. And he's doing really well -- eating like a champ, gaining weight, aggressively kicking the toys on his activity mat, cooing, and flirting with all the women he comes in contact with. He does something new to make us laugh every day. Now if he'd just stop getting us up at 2am and 6am every day, he'd practically be the perfect baby** (though I really can't complain about only getting up once at night).
So on to some knitting. Here's the Cubba I made earlier this year:
I'll say again that this is one of the cutest and most fun baby hat patterns I've made and the Wee Woolly Toppers collection is fantastic.
I did have a little trouble joining the top of the hat in a graceful way...
But in black, and atop the head of a chubby baby, I'm hoping no one will notice.
And because I just have to...a gratuitous naked baby shot that I'm sure he'll be mortified about when he's 18:
**ETA: I wrote this post too fast and, upon reflection, realized this statement is totally obnoxious. What is a perfect baby, anyway?? Trust me, there are days I want to pull my hair out because I can't figure out why he won't stop crying, or it will take 6 tries and a tag-team effort to get him to go to sleep. But where we feel we're so lucky is that Daniel is healthy and thriving and meeting developmental milestones. This is my conundrum as a blogger: how to write positive statements without sounding braggy??