Thursday, December 27, 2012

taking it slow

I've been sick with bronchitis for over a week.  While it certainly put a damper on Christmas celebrations it did mean that I wasn't expected to do much.  The worst of it is not being with Berlyn so as not to expose her to these nasty bugs.  I miss her so much!  It's hard to believe that I hadn't even met her at the beginning of the month and she's now such an important part of my life that I can't wait to cuddle her again after a few days of absence.

Anyway, as of today's trip to the doctor I have medication to cure the bronchitis and I should be up and running in time to host our quiet annual New Year's Eve celebrations with family and good friends.  The house is dirty and the dogs desperately need grooming but I don't suppose anyone will hold that against me while we eat pizza and play board games.

Before I got sick, Carmen and I took Berlyn for her first photo shoot at Campbell Girl Photography (on Facebook) whom you may remember I discovered through photos of my cousin's triplets.  It was fascinating to watch Shannon with our lovely little newborn.  Her studio is kept very warm and there are recorded womb sounds playing over speakers so babies are comfortable.  Carmen and I have dubbed her the Baby Whisperer for the way that she kept the baby calm and sleepy while posing her.  As for the photos themselves....... amazing.  

I think this is a stunning mother and baby picture of our beautiful girls!

Monday, December 17, 2012

humour me

One more baby pic from yesterday.  Carmen took this one on her camera with the flash so it's nicer than mine.
Looks like they were having quite the conversation, doesn't it?

Sunday, December 16, 2012

5 days old

We spent a lovely evening at Geoff and Carmen's.  Berlyn is so sweet!  Didn't use the flash for these pictures so as not to bug the baby so the quality isn't the greatest but the content makes up for it.

Berlyn is such a sweet baby!  She accepted a bottle and soother for the first time from nana so I guess that means that mommy and daddy can now go out for supper or to a movie and leave Berlyn with nana and papa ;)

Carmen and Geoff have taken to parenthood like ducks to water!  Every baby should be so lucky to have such a great mommy and daddy!

(Kudos to Jadielady for recognizing the pink froth knitting-in-progress as the Baby Mine pattern.)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

not as beautiful as the new baby but....

very pretty indeed is the new Limited Edition Majacraft Rose that arrived a couple of weeks ago.  I finally had a chance to take a picture of it in good light today.
(And look!  It matches Cooper, the sable sheltie, in the background.)

My wheel is number 21 of 25 wheels produced.  Instead of the usual rose decoration this wheel has Maori engraving on the upright handle, the treadles,

the back of the drive wheel,

and on the bobbin carrier/kate.

If you're looking for one of the 25 LE Roses for yourself, I think Shuttleworks may still have some available.  Mine already has some pretty pink merino/silk fiber on the go.

warm baby

Here are a couple of pics that were taken just before Berlyn and mommy left the hospital.  If you look very, very carefully you will see her homecoming sweater, the Maile cardi, peeking out of all the necessary layers to keep a baby warm in winter in Saskatchewan.

pink froth

In the midst of our joy at Berlyn's birth, we sympathized with our dear friends Rhonda and Al.  Rhonda's mom passed away suddenly last week.  Her funeral was out of town on Thursday.  As we drove there I worked on this bit of pink froth.
Anyone recognize the pattern?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

home now

Baby Berlyn and her mommy are home now with daddy.  They're all tired.  I briefly stopped by to take some food for them and snapped these pics with my phone.  I did a little baby cuddling while I was there, of course.

Sorry for the poor photos; I didn't want to turn the flash on and bother babe.

Notice that she fits on her daddy's forearm.  I wonder how long that will be the case.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

just call me nana

She's here!  Beautiful Berlyn Dawn was born early this morning weighing 6 lbs. 7 oz.  It was a difficult delivery for both mom and baby but Berlyn is out of NICU and with her mom now.

We are so in love!  There couldn't be a more precious gift!