Monday, October 30, 2006

checking in...

With the bean occupied with a garishly-coloured mobile toy in his moses basket behind me I thought I should at least briefly check in to say that I haven't completely disappeared! So first of all, thank you all so much for the many well-wishes I got from everyone. I had no idea there were even that many people reading this blog!! At some point in the future I will attempt to answer all the comments (or at least those where I can find an email address) personally, but for now, a big fat THANK YOU to you all. :-)

Secondly, a particular thank you to Sherrill, who sent me a beautiful knitted baby cardigan which the bean has already worn. I still haven't got round to photographing it, but I remember Sherrill posting a picture of it a while back... She also included a pack of baby onesies, which are great! Thank you so much Sherrill!!

Thirdly, another particular thank you to Jane, who sent me a really cute baby hat, which even spells 'BEAN'! Thank you Jane, the hat is great and I am sure we will use it a lot this winter!

I am also aware that I still haven't posted a picture of our little bean, so to make up for that, here he is, big bum and all! ;-)

Other than that, there isn't all that much to report. Life with a brand-new bean continues to be both wonderful and rather hard work. I still don't get more than around 5 hours of interrupted sleep each night, but my body seems to adjust to it, so I don't feel quite as sleep-deprived as I did in the first two weeks. I am also more mobile now, so I have been trying to leave the house most days. The bean is doing great too and has already put on quite a bit of weight. We are starting to get the first smiles now!

There has been some knitting, but not much, so I will save it for a later post.

Right, and now I'm off to get the parcel for the One-Yard-Fabric-Swap ready - last minute as ever!


  1. Anonymous2:59 pm

    I managed to miss your announcement post, so belated congratulations on the arrival of the Bean. Glad things are going well - 5 hours uninterrupted sleep is pretty good going!

  2. Anonymous4:08 pm

    So cute! I love it when they curl up on you like that!

  3. Anonymous4:20 pm

    Such a sweet lil' Bean. I'm all last minute with the OYFS parcel too. It will be on it's way lickety split. I sure hope my recipient is ok with that. ;)

  4. Anonymous7:09 pm

    What a great picture! He's so very cute. I'm glad that you're adjusting well to mommyhood.

    Thanks for organizing the fabric swap. I had lots of fun shopping for my pal!

  5. cute is that. makes me want to pinch him on the bum.

  6. Anonymous12:11 am

    Iris - he looks perfectly lovely. Rather than a big bum I am impressed that a little bean is all curled up on his side with his legs all wrapped around him.

  7. Anonymous12:54 am

    Such a beautiful sleeping baby! It gets way easier, and is so worth the sleepless nights.

    Ya know, I have just gotten to the point where my 2-year-old is weaned and not waking me up at night much anymore, and I just stay up later in the evening. I don't bother getting "enough" sleep, because I'm so used to it!

    I wanted to say another thank-you to you for organizing the fabric swap--I really enjoyed both the sending and the receiving. It was a great experience!

  8. I'm with youngest is now weaned and I'm still not getting enough sleep since I stay up at night to knit or read or remember what it is like to NOT have a child attached to me or using me as a jungle gym.

    Love the bean's dark hair!

  9. Finally, the slow boat across the pond made it way and the package arrived. Miracles do still happen. LOL What a cute "bean" he is too. Seems that all is well and happy in the family. Tickle the toes for me.

  10. He's beautiful Iris!!!!!

  11. Ah, what a little sweetie!

  12. Anonymous7:41 pm

    Awww what a cutie !!

    Really pleased to hear & see that your all doing super well & enjoying yourselves.

    What a head of hair the wee man has !

    Enjoy all those snuggly snuffly cuddles... soon enough theyre 14 & just dont do mom hugs in case theyre mates see.


  13. That is my favorite sleeping position. My four year old still tries to do it sometimes, but she's a bit heavy now. :) Congratulations and thanks for posting the picture! 5 hours of sleep isn't too bad...

  14. my goodness, his bum does look big in that :o)