Saturday, March 17, 2007

March is in like a...

Leo is here!

This is Knittin' Sis checking in with a quick post for all of you waiting on baby and mom news.

First, the stats:
Born on Friday, 3/16/07 at 11:26am
Weighing in at 8lbs 2oz and 19.5 inches long
Marsha Stalcup, Certified Nurse Midwife, assisted in the delivery. As you may recall, this means Leo's mama must relinquish those yummy socks she put on the line in her deal with the universe. Mama reports that the delivery went well and Marsha was a huge help. Mama also reports that the Cap'n was wonderfully calming and supportive.
In the photo above, Leo is enjoying the coziness of a handknit baby blanket made with love by Renee.

Knittin' Sis/Auntie and Uncle Ben got to spend lots of time with Slim this week as Mama tried to relax despite being many days overdue. I guess the relaxing evening Mama spent with the Cap'n did the trick as her labor started without medical intervention.

Mama promises to put pictures of Leo in his handknits for an upcoming post. For know, I'll put up some of the photos we took at the hospital.

Knittin' Auntie just got finished with matching booties for Leo's sweater and hat ensemble. I intended to have them done before Leo got here...and he certainly tried to cooperate by staying in Mama's belly for several extra days...but my days were filled with fun with Slim, and I just finished the booties on the long drive back to Indiana. They'll be headed to DC on Monday. Luckily, I have no concept of the size of baby feet, so these booties turned out quite big and will hopefully fit Leo for several weeks.

Lots of love to my Sis, the Cap'n, Slim, and Leo. What a wonderful family!


TutleyMutley said...

Hey - maybe I'm the first knitblogger to congratulate you! Excellent news. Happy Babymoon! Rest and Recuperation for at least the next two weeks (prescribed by this midwife!).
Welcome to the world Leo, and congrats to the big brother too.

Rie said...

I miss you and the boys! I told Uncle Ben that it feels almost like being in middle school and weathering a particularly brutal crush. Slim and Leo's faces keep popping up in my head, and I think of something funny Slim did or how soft Leo's head is, and then I have to talk about them or get really sad because they are far away.

Ben is very supportive during this trying time :) He lets me cuddle him and promises that we'll have soft-headed crazy babies sometime, too. In fact, I think spending time with Slim pushed him a little farther towards the "sooner rather than later" end of the parenthood spectrum.

Love you lots! Hope you are resting well!

Lolly said...

Awww! Congratulations! and hello little Leo! what a cutie!

jan said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww Leo looks so cute Ginny. I'm so happy the delivery went well. Congratulations to you, the Cap'n and little Slim.