Oh hello there, Faithful Reader.
As I assume there is, by now, only one of you.
Funny story. On August 29th, the day after I posted my last entry here on the blog (and the day after our eight-year wedding anniversary,) I discovered I was growing a tiny human.
Hand tucked under her chin, even in the womb, she was already contemplating something. And smirking. You can see that, can't you?
Yes. A girl. Who, on Thursday, May 2nd at 8:19 a.m., joined our little fambly:
the pensive kitters, who still isn't sure how she feels about the baby,
and Mama, who is not nearly as tired now as I was in this photo.
Sasha Gray Kelenske
Born on Thursday, May 2nd at 8:19 a.m.
9 lbs, 14 oz.
22 1/4 inches long
(You can say it. Dang, that's a big baby.)
Her first photo, in the bath about an hour after she was born. Check out those cheekers!
Her first car ride, coming home from the hospital in a hand-me-down strawberry hat that her mama knitted for a different new baby...almost nine years ago!
My little whistlin' Dixie!
In the car on the way to a soccer game at Daddy's school.
My whole world.
June 2, 2013
July 2nd, 2013
August 2nd, 2013
A very happy baby at a very good daycare.
October 2nd, 2013
First Halloween with her cousin, Landon, who is only 7 weeks older than she is.
There are no words. Or, as I told one of my best friends the other day, no words that aren't followed by huge, happy, hormone-laced crocodile tears. (Oh. My. The crying. It's outrageous.)
And just like that, she's six months old.
November 2nd, 2013
To say that I've knit a few things for the baby would be like saying that peanut butter is a rather tasty condiment or that, chances are, you can catch a pretty nice sunset in Hawaii.
So far, I've knit this little munchkin 10 sweaters, two dresses, two pairs of legwarmers and two pairs of socks.
Unfortunately, most of that happened before she came into this world. The knitting around here has been the equivalent of about three rows a week. Oy.
That is primarily due to the fact that until just last week, I was also working as an office manager for a consulting firm in Traverse City. The tides have changed, however, and I plan to gorge myself on a steady diet of yarn, chubby baby thighs and glorious, riotous color for the duration.
So glad to be back.