I haven't been very faithful about blogging this past year, but I'd like to change that, so I am going to do my best to post every day in October. My life changed drastically 11 months ago, when I got the call that there was a baby waiting for me in the hospital.
Beatrix Evangeline came home that afternoon, and I was immediately on unexpected maternity leave! She weighed just 3lbs, 11oz. The tiniest baby I had ever held, but, I strapped her into the Moby Wrap and wore her 24-7 for that first month. She slept all the time, and I had to wake her up every two hours to eat. She was healthy, just tiny, and not ready to be out of the womb yet. We bonded immediately.
My tiny monkey and have been inseperable ever since. She's now 11 months old, and our adoption was finalized early last month. She went to the doctor or the occupational therapist at least once a week for her first 10 months, working very hard at OT to get over her developmental delays and to heal her brain and body from the trauma she experienced in the womb. She is now completely developmentally on track--no more delays! She weighs 16lbs, is crawling, standing, and eating solid foods! She has one tiny tooth, and loves to babble and play.
She went from this:
Needless to say, I don't get a whole lot of crafting done anymore, and most of my knitting is for her. Thankfully, I have three knitting groups a week where I get a bit of knitting done, in between wrangling her. Occasionally, I have a babysitter come over so I can spend some time in my studio sewing, and I think I need to do that more often. Right now, I'm working on making her a Princess and the Pea set, with a doll and a lot of mattresses! I figure by the time it's done she'll be old enough to know the story.
OK, time to pick her up from daycare, and go to our knitting group! Thanks for reading.