Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Back again

Wow, three weeks has flown by since my last post. We have had such a busy time here with lots of visitors, there has been no time to open the laptop.

Thomas has been loving all the attention. Here he is with a little friend - it was fun but hectic having two babies in the house for a while, and none of us got any sleep.

Somehow in the quiet times I managed to finish this jumper for Thomas. It was a very basic design, but I hadn't done a neckband or buttonholes before, so it was a great learning experience. I'm quite keen to do another one now, but perhaps something a bit more interesting.

It is still too big for Thomas right now, but should be about right for winter.

We had a great time with another friend last weekend, and we all went on a bushwalk to the top of Mount Majura - Warren managed to carry Thomas all the way - he was quite happy looking around and taking it all in.

I was given these beautiful tulips as an early birthday present, and am really enjoying watching them slowly open up.

Tomorrow we are off to the coast for a couple of days. It will be too cold to swim, but it will be great to get away for a while.

Right now I'm going to have a quick look at my favourite blogs, while Thomas is still napping. Can't wait to catch up on some crafty inspiration.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

6 months already!

I can hardly believe that Thomas is 6 months old this week.

He is such a healthy happy bub I think it would now be hard to tell that he was a premmie baby. He was delivered by emergency caesarian at 34 weeks, after I had sudden bleed.

Little Thomas needed lots of help when he first arrived, and was in the special care nursery for three weeks, learning to breathe on his own and then learning how to feed properly.

We weren't quite ready for his arrival, I was still at work and was supposed to teach a class the next day, and we had friends staying with us - we had to leave them at a cafe while we raced off to hospital. The first few weeks were a strange time, spending all day at the hospital but with not much to do while he slept for hours on end in his humidicrib. I wish I had taken up knitting then - I could have got so much done!

It has been amazing seeing him grow and change over the months since we brought him home. Thomas has recently started laughing, and loves to roll from his back to his tummy. He can stand up holding my hands, and loves to jump endlessly on my lap. I love seeing his sense of humour and personality emerging and can't wait for his first words.

You might have noticed the lack of craft activity around here lately - the quilt and the jumper are still works in progress (I'm now on the sleeves, and then I have to learn how to sew it all together and 'knit up' stitches for a neck band). April seems to be a very popular time for visitors - we have friends and relatives staying with us pretty much non stop for the next few weeks. It will be great to have the company, but it may be hard to get much done for a while. I'll have to get my creative fix vicariously from all the great projects everyone else is up to in blogland.

Best wishes for a lovely Easter holiday.