Monday, April 2, 2012

A little sweetness for a change.


Leo and I had a little visitor today and while I was worried how my big boy would behave, I needn't have bothered. He was the perfect gentleman.


Meet Rylan...up close and personal. Today was her two week birthday which was four weeks ahead of schedule. As a blessed reprieve for her mom--who is still recuperating--she sleeps an extraordinary amount of time. She's such a considerate little bundle of joy.


As soon as Rylan left, I cast on a little Easter hat for her. Since she is so tiny, I was able to complete it while Sara and I watched a movie. Turns out, you can whip up a preemie hat in no time at all-- even one that's knit with three rows of Tutu yarn.

And yes, that's me still in my jammies at 2 in the afternoon. We all enjoyed our lazy day.

16 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Leo, the Gentle Giant! Makes you realise how big he is next to her. What a lovely way to spend the afternoon

Mimi said...

oh she's gorgeous!
It's only in the photo of you holding her that you realise how teeny tiny she is!
My 2nd daughter was 4 weeks early, and tiny, now she's 5' 10"!

Gail said...

What a wonderful treasure to hold, a little princess you have there.

I knew Leo would be good.

Rose said...

So sweet and precious....love the Easter hat! I haven't seen that yarn yet....

Brenda said...

Leo looks like he likes her. She doesn't look like a preemie to me. Very adorable with all that hair! Can't wait to see her in her hat.

Rudee said...

Brenda, she is so teeny tiny. She's 4 weeks preterm so nothing really fits yet. Because they were expecting a big baby, they didn't really plan well with newborn size clothes. She lost a little over a pound after birth, but she's now gaining weight so that's good.

sapphireblue said...

Oh what a sweet baby! **Love**

Knitty said...

Multiple layers of sweetness! I love the hat, love Leo with her, and oh my, Rylan is sweetness personified! What a head of hair she has!

Stephanie V said...

Oh, she's so tiny. What a sweetheart! And Leo does look like a very proud guardian.

That hat is absolutely adorable.

The Bug said...

What a cutie! And I LOVE the hat - I want one! Of course it would need to be a bit bigger :)

Rudee said...

Dear Bug...I made the hat smaller than the pattern for this baby. I'm sure I could make it bigger for you.

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

oh she's a doll and leo too!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxo

NCmountainwoman said...

What a sweet photograph of the three of you. Love the hat!

Rositta said...

Absolutely adorable, I love babies. Wish I had one to hold too. Cute hat and Leo is an amazing doggy. I spent today in pajamas too but for a different reason...ciao

Ruth said...

so cute so tiny .
enjoy the little cuddles.
Ruth

Alice said...

Cuteness alert!
Ryan
Leo
Easter hat just puts it way over the top!

-Mimi- I was 4 weeks early and am also 5' 10". However, in my family, that makes me the short one. Little brother is 6'5", Mom is 6', so as you see . . . I stayed scrawny, puny and have lots of adult pictures of myself tossed over various brothers shoulders.