Our little Freddy man is now four months old, and just as it did with all our babies, the time has just flown by. The newborn phase went in a blur, and now I can enjoy lots of smiles, giggles and slightly more sleep. Unfortunately we have not been blessed with babies who sleep all night from a young age, but you get what you get and I try not to think about it too much!
Rewinding a few months, I was 2 days over my due date when I went into labour, and had a relatively short, straight forward delivery. I had 2 beautiful midwives attending the birth and it was a bitter-sweet experience knowing it would be the last time I would birth a baby. Mind you, I am not going to miss those labour pains or the ring of fire when it’s pushing time!! Thank god he was not a huge baby, weighing 7 pounds 13 ounces.
Freddy’s full name is Frederick Alexander, but he is generally called Fred or Freddy or any number of unique names his siblings come up with. He’s laid back and pretty happy most of the time, he’s just not a big eater and feeding has not been as smooth as I would have liked. Other than that life has resumed almost as usual, it’s just a bit busier than before, and the washing pile is a bit bigger!
Now that the newborn phase has passed and I’m now functioning less like a zombie, I’ve been getting back into my crochet and sewing. I’ve been a bit obsessed with crocheting baby hats, and I’ve been having lots of fun making a hat for Freddy to wear in his monthly milestone pictures. I also bought some recycled t-shirt yarn a couple of weeks ago from Ministry Of Yarn and I’m in the process of making a swimming bag. I’m loving how it’s working up, and it’s got a bit of stretch so it’s a bit easier on the hands than the Hoooked Ribbon XL. I might even write up the pattern to share if it turns out ok 😉 Other than that I’ve been finishing off some dreamcatchers, and starting to think about Christmas (I can’t help it!) and what gifts I want to make this year.
I’ve also decided to reopen my Etsy shop next week, so after putting some thought into how I’m going to run it alongside the rest fo my day to day life, I’ve come up with a bit of a plan. I’ll be selling mostly ready made items, and will take a limited amount of orders each month. Previously I didn’t have much of a plan when it came to making and listing items, but I’m now going to work to a month by month plan of making, photographing then listing, all in batches. We’ll see how it goes, but I think it’ll be a good way to fit it into my current season of life.
Other than that, I’ve been doing the usual mum stuff, and preparing for school holidays which start next week. I can’t wait to take a break from packing lunches!
Bye for now!