glowworm! At least, that's what this little swaddlme outfit makes me think of. He seems to go back and forth on whether he likes the swaddlme. Some times he enjoys sleeping that tight, sometimes he gets really frustrated, so we don't use it much.
I really like glowworms as a kid. Although it's unnerving how many 80s toys are making a comeback in time for kids growing up now. I may have liked glowworms and other 80s properties, but that doesn't mean I need to recreate my childhood. Don't little kids get their own weird toys? Maybe they have that stuff but I just haven't noticed it yet. All I can think of is Ben 10, and that's a decade old at this point.
He's had lots of treats today since we don't have his traditional can of wet cat food to celebrate. but somehow I don't think he's minded too much. Sunlight, naps, treats - all things he loves that he's gotten to enjoy today.
Despite the stress of a new baby in the house, Leki is still able to find a nice patch of sunlight to relax in.
Yesterday a surprise package came in the mail from my cousin Robin. She had knit a little football cap for the little one. He is a tad too small for it now, but soon he will be able to wear it.
maternity insert I made for my button jacket is now being used as an extra warm blanket layer for car rides. Yesterday it was bitter cold when we brought him home and today we have to go out and get some lab work done. So we bundled him back up and tucked the insert around to keep him extra toasty on the way to and from the car.
I'm glad that little quilted rectangle is still useful.
everything got set up last week so that we were able to FaceTime with his mom in the hospital and at home so she can see her grandson.
Today is the day pregnancy had finally ended. At 4:52am we became a family of four (yes, I'm counting our ginger cat, Leki).
I was admitted around 7pm yesterday and after horrible back labor and then an awesome epidural, Quinn was born.
It's been a long day, considering we've been up since 4am on Tuesday, but it was worth it.
Now for a nap.
Plus, hooray for one last tasty cheese danish for a bit.
first year Chris bought me this adorable dragon and some chocolate, but we both agreed after that the holiday is kind of silly and has too much pressure on some people to do something.
So I didn't buy anything for Chris. But he bought me some chocolate...so then I had to do something! So I tried to make heart shaped pancakes. They're...almost heart shaped.
All in all a good, lazy day.
SuperSystem, which is a tabletop game based on superheroes and you can use any miniature figures. The theme works really well with Comfort, Adam, Dan and Chris because they're all big superhero fans. And they all have a ton of HeroClix figures from playing that tabletop game.
You can basically make your own character - similar to how you spend points in an RPG in various attributes. Plus you can mix and match specific skill sets.
It's a nice customizable game. It's not like Warhammer and the like where certain figures are supposed to be assigned to certain types of things. Plus you make up scenarios about why your heroes are doing whatever it is they're doing.
Tabletop gaming still isn't my preferred gaming (I prefer video games) but this was interesting to play.
So yesterday Chris's brother Scot set up an iPad for her. And during the day and this evening we practiced using FaceTime.
I think she's really going to enjoy it once she can see the baby and talk to him as he gets older. We were also able to give her a virtual tour of the baby's room, which she enjoyed.
Lollipop on my Samsung S5. The upgrade itself wasn't painful, but I had an odd issue where if I go back into recovery mode the phone stops booting. So I spent more time than I thought I would trying to figure out what the problem was. Still not sure.
panang chicken even though I don't like spicy food. Cant. Resist. Coconut Milk.
Pebble Watch, I just downloaded one onto that. I mean, it's a watch already. Now it's a stop watch!
Agent Carter and hang out. Hooray for TV night!
The eyes were pretty easy to sew on.
blanket stitch, I got to work getting the two halves together.
I wanted to do something more intense, like put some lights inside with some of conductive thread and lights I have, but I just cant think of a safe way to incorporate electronics in a baby toy where I could make the toy safe.
As he gets older I look forward to sewing on blinking lights, speakers, and other arduino parts onto costumes and what not. Adafruit has a fantastic selection of wearables that I'm itching to try but I just can't come up with any projects for me. And as much as I'd love to do a GPS collar for the cat, he never leaves the house so...