Introducing Connor Knox

Dearest Stitching Friends, Hello!

Apologies for my long absence ... who knew this mothering business was so time-consuming?

Here are some pictures of our wee lad. He was 7 weeks old yesterday. He is the delight of my heart, an amazing gift from God. He arrived exactly on his due date (which happens to be Mary Kathryn's birthday) of 1/31. I was in labor for about 14 hours, only about 10 of which was active. We delivered in a birth center with a midwife and I had no epidural or pain meds; I was very happy with this decision and would do it again. It was probably the hardest thing I have ever done, but of course, oh so worth it.

Connor is active, alert, curious and melts my heart with the little coos and gurgles and smiles he has been making lately.

I only have a week and a half left of maternity leave. :( Then I go back to work part time and my husband will be with him when I am not. I have had very little time to stitch -- how do you mothers of young children do it? When he is asleep, I mostly catch up on housework or nap myself. I am sure that eventually we'll find a rhythm and I will get back to more stitching -- I do miss it!

I will try to return soon with some stitching updates -- what little I have been able to do.

Meanwhile, I'll be busy over here being a mommy. :)