Monday, March 19, 2012

Just in time for spring

The weather has been glorious here in the metro Detroit area. We went right from winter to summer in a split second. It was so warm I had to bust out my flip flops. Yesterday I managed to do a little outdoor shopping, meet my brother and sister in law for an early dinner, squeeze in a trip to Barnes and Noble for some pattern books and then rushed up to the hospital to greet a certain someone who wasn't too happy to come into the world 4 weeks early.

While the doctors considered allowing the baby to stay in her cozy home for at least another week, Mom wasn't tolerating being pregnant very well and the only cure for what ailed her was an early eviction of her daughter. The two of them combined to give all who love them a big scare, but this morning all is well and somehow the Detroit area seems a little like paradise.

It was hours and hours and hours before anyone was allowed to hold this sweet little baby. We finally got this picture by text several hours after we were evicted from we'd left the hospital and that was enough to let us sleep like babies last night.

Even the electrodes on her chest are cute. Look! They're sheep! Now that's a perfect sign that she'll love all things hand knit and to that end, I'll be casting on a soft little monster for her to snuggle with. I'm really glad I slipped in that trip to B&N to buy The Big Book of Knitted Monsters.

I'm really thankful she hung on for as long as she did and very selfishly, long enough for us to host that baby shower for her. She's nothing if not considerate!

16 comments:

Miss 376 said...

All that trouble will be worth it, she looks adorable. Happy knitting

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

oh what a little doll! just adorable!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoox

The Bug said...

Yay! Glad all is well. LOVE the little monsters :)

Brenda said...

She is a beauty. Look at all that dark hair. I know she will be showered with the best knits from you!

Rose said...

She's beautiful! So glad both she and mom are doing well.

SkippyMom said...

She is a definite cutie pie. :) Congratulations to all of you.

She looks to be such a fine size for being 4 weeks early. How big [small?] is she?

Enjoy!

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh sweet. A baby to knit for. So glad everything turned out all right for baby and for mom.

Stephanie V said...

I hope that all of her monsters are only of the woolly sort. Rudee, she's adorable and doesn't look at all as if she'd had an unusual entrance to the world.

Rositta said...

Adorable, have fun knitting. When babies want out, very little can stop them...ciao

Ruth said...

what a cutie hope you get lots of cuddles soon.

Ruth said...

what a cutie hope you get lots of cuddles soon.

Knitty said...

Awwww, how sweet! I hope she and mommy are healthy, happy and home soon.

sapphireblue said...

What a cutie pie!! I'm in love!!

laurie said...

this is even better than a puppy!

Gail said...

Glad everyone is fine and improving by the minute.

My rows in pictures are the only order in my life. Thanks for stopping by.

Sandy said...

Wow, how adorable she is and she looks quite aware for being so early.

ahhh, I need another newborn in my family, they smell so good.