Sunday, January 28, 2007

Cloth Diapers Part II

First of all, I wanted to thank everyone for their encouraging comments and compliments on Robby and being a mom. They really encourage me and help me feel good about what I am doing! Also, Robby is just so blown away by everyone thinking he is so cute, he is starting to get a big head (oh wait he already has a big head like his mommy and daddy :D).

I'm embarking on sewing the next size up cloth diapers for Robby. I put in a big order for fabric AND an industrial snap press! I'm pretty excited. My plan is to make a better diaper so I can start using cloth diapers exclusively. For those of you who are interested, I'm going to be making two types of diapers, the first type is a pocket diaper with a PUL outer and a microfleece inner, which I will stuff with hemp soakers. I'm hoping the microfleece will help wick moisture away from Robby's skin into the soaker part of the diaper, and the PUL will prevent wetness from soaking through. I'm also going to make a regular fitted diaper out of hemp jersey and fleece with the same microfleece layer inside to help Robby feel dry, and I'm thinking about trying to make wool covers out of old wool sweaters that I will felt, and I might also knit a cover or two and felt them for special occasions. Robby is almost too big for the newborn diapers I made him, so I'm hoping I can get the new batch finished in the next couple weeks!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Calling all moms!!!!

This post isn't about knitting, but about motherhood. I'm a little worried because the only place Robby can take good long naps is on my lap after breastfeeding, or in my baby sling. We are co-sleeping and he does great at that, but sometimes I have moments of self doubt where I think "Is he too attached?" But then I think, he is only going to be this age for a little while and I think that knowing his mommy will always be there will help him later in life to become independent and secure. My mom died when I was really young, and I've always dealt with issues of security even at the age of 27, so I hope that I can circumvent a lot of that angst by being so bonded with him in his early years. I'm sure that there will be phases where he will think he's too cool for ol' mother, so I'll enjoy this while I can. I am very flattered, I don't think there is anyone else who cries if I'm not within viewing distance :) I'll end this post with a shot of Robby in his daddy's sling, he's already too big for it!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

She's my mommy not my nanny....

It looks like I'm going to have to get one of these shirts for Robby. Yesterday I was setting up a gift registry for a baby shower my mother in law is having for me, and the lady at Dillard's thought I was the nanny.

In knitting news, I have a TON of current projects. The purple socks for my aunt, Grumperina's Jaywalker socks in Lorna's Laces, the little denim jeans, Rob's banana republic sweater, Rob's handspun sweater (on hold till I get a wheel), Eunny's Anemoi Mittens in Koigu Premium Merino, Rebecca's black cabled sweater, I think that's it. Insane isn't it?

Here is a picture of one of Robby's first real smiles.He had a bit of baby acne but it's getting better, that's a great smile isn't it? It reminds me of one time back in college I was getting my yearbook pictures taken, and being of Asian descent, when I smile, my eyes turn into upside down U's and they look almost closed, so I'm sitting there smiling, and the photographer (in thick Southern accent), says, "Now hon, can you just open yer eyes wider?" I said through gritted teeth, "I can't." What do you all think? Is he getting enough to eat?