Saturday, July 25, 2015

Two Months Already!

My little guy is two months today! Boy does time fly when all you get is 2-3 chunks of sleep! We are settling into more of a routine and this week I've noticed he's now sleeping his first sleep as long as 3 1/2 - 4 hours! But I don't get that much still.  I'm waiting eagerly for the day that I can sleep at least 5 hours in one stretch! It's so hard on me and my body.  I feel like an old lady.  My knees creak when I bend down and I have a hard time getting up from a sitting on the floor position.  My feet ache all the time as does my head.  But I'm rewarded with the most darling smiles, coos and "ahgoos" from Nathanael.  I've managed to stitch and crochet a bit when he goes down for a nap once I've done the never ending mountain of dishes and laundry.  I've restarted a Prairie schooler Santa for my husband as the last one I cut the fabric too narrow and there was no point in ripping it out.  Take a look!


I heard that the makers of Prairie Schooler designs--the names escape me right now--are retiring so the other day, I ordered a bunch of charts....charts I won't stitch for quite some time but nice to have on file.  I ordered some of the folk tale ones so I can stitch them for Nathanael. 

During his naps, I managed to stitch some more of the border on Sarah Chapple, frame the BBD "Her Sampler" and crochet a bit.  It's nice to craft a bit...maintains my sanity!



I almost forgot to mention that I was a winner of some of Terri's fabrics - Dixie Samplar- and little fall freebie that I think I'll try to start sometime next week.  Her fabrics are so lovely! Thanks again Terri!


That's it for anything stitching related.  As a new mama, I can't help but take a gazillion photos of my little man.  Here are a few of my favourites.






Starting him early on Russian authors..hehee



He figured out how to get his thumb into his mouth...oh boy!
 That's all for now.  I hear him fussing and I need to get some makeup on my raccoon circles in order to be presentable for the farmer's market!  I thank you all for staying with me and sending your lovely comments even though I haven't responded to them all I still have hopes to send everyone a little email eventually! 

Hugs to you all!!

Anne


37 comments:

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Beautiful stitching and very very lovely baby.

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

It gets easier with time, lovely baby and your stitching is fab. Big hugs from Lynda Ruth I raised 3 children 2-girls 1-son on my own and they are doing great. Hugs

Shelly said...

For once, I skipped all the stitching pictures to get to the baby pics! So cute, he certainly is growing. I love the picture of him and Titus together. The look on his face...lol! Take care! Oh yeah, your stitching is great. Sarah Chapple is very pretty.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Lovely to see Nathaniel - I do like the photo of him with Titus. Things change so quickly with a new baby and each stage brings it's pleasures and trials.

Hazel said...

What a cutie! He is adorable. I remember those days of no sleep and it is hard on you so take it easy and don't feel bad resting when you can. Lovely stitching. Beautiful samplers. x

Cindy's Stitching said...

He is so cute. I like the projects your are working on. Sleep will come back someday, hang in there.

Barb said...

What a beautiful little boy!! Somewhere in my memory, I do remember how little sleep you get those first few months! Some of the PS nursery rhyme charts would be great for his room. You are smart to get them before they become OOP and expensive!

Lesley said...

Anne,Nathanael is gorgeous,what beautiful pictures. I just love the one of him in his red 'my first tee shirt.'
Lovely stitching too.Great to hear from you.Take care.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Two months already! How time flies. You are doing well to get any stitching done.
I heard about Prairie Schooler too. It's a shame because the eBayers will make all the money now not the designers.
Lovely photos of Nathanael too, he's got a lovely smile.

marly said...

So glad you're sharing photos with us. What a beautiful son you have. The stitching is nice too but baby steals the post!

Vickie said...

Precious Nathanael. Hang in there Anne. It will get easier soon.♥

KimM said...

He is ADORABLE! Enjoy the time - I didn't believe it when people would tell me they grow up too fast….but it's true. My 'Baby" is 32 years old this year. Doesn't seem possible,
hugs
xxx

Annie said...

It's amazing that you have any time and motivation to stitch! But you've actually made progress.. what a trooper.

Nathaniel is just too adorable. He is a real heart-stealer! Worth every bit of the work and fatigue (easy for me to say.;-).

Barb said...

That boy is pure precious - he is beautiful and definitely a charmer. I think we are all in love with him! Thank you for sharing these wonderful pix!

Julie said...

Oh Anne belated congrats to you and hubby.Nathaniel is just beautiful.
Time sure flies by so enjoy every second.Noah is 15 months now and that has sped by.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Nathaniel is so adorable! I've been watching him grow on Instagram!!! You'll be fine with the PS on the fabric I've finished pieces with less you can do it!

Here's hoping soon you'll get some nice long stretches of sleep!

Annette-California said...

Hang in there Mommy, you are doing fantastic!!! Nathaniel is so adorable. LOVE what you managed to get accomplished, BBD Her Sampler is lovely. And beautiful stitching! love Annette

Leonore Winterer said...

What a cute little guy! Glad to hear you still find a little time for yourself and your crafting ^_^

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

Prairie Schooler Designs are not going to retire until July of 2016 so you still gpt time yet to order the PS Patterns.

Your Stitching is just gorgeous...wow...the colors are so very pretty.

Your Photos of your little Man is so cute and so adorable...

Happy Stitching
Linda K, Railroad

Robin said...

Your little man is so precious and adorable. Lovely work on your WIP and nice framing job.

Robin in Virginia

Justine said...

Glad to hear you are still finding time for stitching....so important for our sanity! Nathanael is absolutely gorgeous - I love the photo of him smiling with his soft toys.

Astrids dragon said...

Your stitching is lovely, Sarah Chapple looks really nice!

Nathanael is so adorable, enjoy him while he's small - my Nathan is almost nine and I can't believe how fast it's gone!

Linda said...

Your son is adorable Anne. I think I would just sit and hold him all day.

Linda

Kaisievic said...

Nathaniel is so gorgeous, and this tiredness will pass, eventually. Sarah Chapple is looking good, too.

Julie said...

Oh my, he's grown so much and doesn't he looks such a sweetheart.
{big hug} to you mamma... you are doing fantastic.
Well done on finding a little crafting time.

Mii Stitch said...

So glad you're finding some time to stitch & blog :)
Life will get easier when your little man decide longer hours!
He is just a right darling. Love the first picture of him & the one where he is engrossed reading :D Take care xx

Brigitte said...

These pictures of your little son are such a delight. He's so so cute. Good to read that you are all fine although you still don't get a lot of sleep. And this will stay so for another while :) BUt you get some crafting done while he naps, so that's good for you.

Terri said...

Oh, your little man is SO CUTE! Lovely stitching too!

Take care!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

I agree with Dani--you don't need to throw out the PS Santa and start over. There is enough room. Nathanael is truly adorable--what a charmer! Hugs to you all, including the debonair Titus.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Oh, he's so sweet! Bless you both. :D I know, I love Prairie Schooler designs, I can't believe they're retiring. Beautiful stitching you've been doing!

Margaret said...

You have a great attitude! Those first few months are tough with the lack of sleep -- I remember how it is. But they are precious moments too, and it sounds like you know that well! You have such a darling son! 2 months -- I can't believe it's been that long! Enjoy every moment! (love all the crafting too!

Von said...

What a darling!! I know so well how missing sleep messes with your head and body, but in the not-too-distant future it'll get better. :D Enjoy that little boy and keep taking pictures!

Carol said...

Oh, isn't Nathanael just the sweetest!! I have a feeling he is going to be very tall, Anne--are you and Lee on the tall side? His photos made me smile--what a doll!

I'm glad you are getting some stitching time in now that you are a busy mom. I remember always rushing to stitch when my sons were napping. It was a sad day when they gave up napping :)

If you find anything that works for raccoon circles under the eyes, let me know--I am having issues lately, too, since my husband's fall!

Enjoy what is left of July--hard to believe August is almost here!

Stitching Noni said...

Oh he is so cute! It's hard to believe that he is 2 months old already... how time flies!
So pleased to see that you have managed to get a bit of stitching time in :o)
Unfortunately I can't give you any advice on baby things.... but will be interested to see if anyone has a cure for raccoon eyes to share!! :o)
Take care and big hugs to you all xx

Maggee said...

Two months just flew by!! It will get better, as he stretches out his feeding schedule... and you will survive! I like the second picture and the one with Titus! He is a very cute little guy!! That you got even any stitching done is terrific! Well done!

KimM said...

How adorable!!! ou made me smile looking at your little guy's pictures. Take care - enjoy him - they grow 'way too fast!!
xxx

Karoline said...

Nathaniel is a little cutie, I hope you start getting a bit more sleep soon.

Glad to see you are managing some crafty time, stitching during naps was a lifeline for me. Your projects are looking gorgeous especially Sarah