Friday, July 30, 2010

Thank you all for the congratulations. We're all settling down nicely and getting used to being a family of four. Christopher is doing really well, he took to breast feeding straight away with none of the problems I had with his sister. He's been doing so well that at 5 days he was only an ounce under his birth weight(!) and when weighed today he is now 9lb 14oz. I'm obviously producing Gold Top this time round!

The big advantage of this is Christopher has more or less got himself into a routine especially at night, so we're getting some sleep (if not enough) and I'm getting a small amount of stitching in on a few nights.

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Rosie is easing into being a Big Sister. She's being very helpful at nappy change time and bringing me things I need. Her latest thing is giving Christopher kisses.

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I'm going to leave you with a small finish that I had just before Christopher was born -Mama Bird by Brightneedle. This design was published in the April 2002 edition of Just Cross Stitch. I'm not sure how I'll finish it yet, possibly a pillow.

Mama Bird July 2010-Edit

Mama Bird - Brightneedle
stitching in the recommended Sampler threads on Country Stitch hand dyed linen (can't find the details at the moment)

26 comments:

Nancy said...

You have such beautiful children! I love your latest finish, and it is so appropriate!

KarenV said...

What a sweet finish! Glad that things are settling down and that Christopher is doing well :)

joann in tx said...

what adorable pics of your babies!
both Christopher and Rosie are just the cutest!

congrats on your finish too!

Margaret said...

You have the mow adorable children. That picture of Christopher is the best ever! And Rosie -- how could she be so grown up already? You have a girl and a boy just like me! It's a great combination. Sounds like Christopher is a good baby too. Enjoy your family!

Katrina said...

Cute finish!!!! And the kids are adorable :-). Glad you are all settling in.

Rowyn said...

Glad that everything is going well. They are both gorgeous photos of your beautiful babies.

Love your Brightneedle finish.

Giovanna said...

What gorgeous pictures of your little ones! Glad things are going well. The BN finish is so cute, have to stitch that one sometime.

mainely stitching said...

He is an utter darling! As is Rosie. :D

Sherry said...

Glad to see your post, I was wondering how everyone was settling in...nice finish with very appropriate timing. What a beautiful big sis and charming baby brother! Enjoy, it goes so quickly - my baby boy (and only) will be 17 in just over two weeks.

Sheila said...

What gorgeous photos of Christopher and Rosie. Can´t believe how grown-up she is now :)

Sharon said...

Karoline, the kids are just adorable. That is such a great picture of Rosie! Love your finish, it's very pretty. Enjoy those babies!

Christine said...

Awww, both kids are so cute! Lovely finish and glad to hear you're squeezing in a few stitches!

Cheryl said...

AWwww congratulations! Been so busy havent been on blogs recently. This is lovely news!

Andie said...

Your children are adorable! I'm so glad everything is settling into place for you :D

Lois said...

Glad to hear that Christopher is doing so well. Lovely pictures of of both him and Rosie.

What a sweet finish.

ollie1976 said...

Both kids are adorable! Great finish!
-Jen

Katrina in NZ said...

what sweet photos Karoline :) Great to hear that everything is going so well with you all.

woolwoman said...

Beautiful children - glad to hear Rosie is "helping" - some children are very jealous of new babies. Glad it going so well for all. Cute BN finish! Mel PS - I laughed when I saw the color me 504 comment on my blog - had to go look it up !

Melissa said...

Oh wow! Congratulations Karoline! I'm late with reading posts etc but so glad I found this.

He's growing quickly isn't he?! And big sister Rosie looks so pretty! Busy (& happy) days ahead! :-)

Sara said...

What cuties you have there! Glad to hear that everyone is settling in nicely.

FIONA said...

Congratulations - beautiful beautiful baby! And thankyou for checking out my blog! I have enjoyed reading yours and will follow!! x

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Dani - tkdchick said...

oooh look on that face on Christoper! Rosie is just gorgeous!

Congratulations on getting "one last finish" in!

Jan said...

OH Karoline your precious new wee son is beautiful! Of course your lil daughter is too, know she must be loving being a big sister and helping out momma!

Love your wips, they are looking grand and I love that piece you stitched for Christopher!

Isabelle said...

Congratulations Karoline! I'm so sorry I missed your earlier post. Your son is beautiful - and so is Rosie! Hugs to you.

Solstitches said...

You have two beautiful children Karoline!
Love the little finish. That has been in my to do pile forever.
It's nice to see it stitched up.

Margaret