It’s true, sprout is no longer a toothless toddler! His first 2 bottom teeth cut through last week, but they’re still not visible enough for a picture so you’ll have to take my word for it!
He’s so proud of them, pointing to his mouth when I ask who has new teeth
He’s also enjoying clicking them on his glass when he has a drink of water. Luckily for this breastfeeding mama he hasn’t tried biting yet!
Ooh, and I’m gonna have some handmade sprout clothes posted soon… If the grey weather ever clears for pictures…
Sorry for the impromptu absence! We’ve been having some awful nights and naptimes because Sprout is (we think – finally) teething! He chews his finger, moths his fist and seems generally uncomfortable for sleep. We can’t see any teeth yet, but his lower gum looks like the Swiss alps!
Speaking of Swiss Alps, another reason for my absence (and totally missing the kids week challenge… I’ll have to have my own in the following weeks) was a long weekend trip to Geneva with Rod and Sprout. No, I didn’t go to the Alps! But the city is beautiful! So clean and peaceful…
Alex had a great time too,
in the park
visiting international institutions
and getting some rest
We used our newish Ergo baby carrier and absolutely love it. It has front, back and hip carry. Alex is very comfy in it and the position he’s in is so much better for him than with the baby bjorn (we have this one in navy, but are considering selling it). And it’s easier on my back as well. Alex took many naps in it! We also have our trusty sling, but I only use occasionally around the house now because he’s so squirmy trying to look at things outside that he manages to wriggle out of the hip carry and I don’t feel safe. Maybe I’m just doing something wrong?
Anyway, we had a great time and it sure felt good to be out and about as a family, justthe three of us for the first time.
Yesterday was mother’s day here (and in the US, UK, etc. – in Portugal it was last Sunday) and what a lovely day I had! We went out for lunch, spent the afternoon hanging out in the park and I received a lovely kit for planting some lucky clover and an IOU for whatever I wanted with a 24h validity Rod was a sweetheart! I really hope this day won’t become another “holiday” imbued with consumerism.
Hehe, check him out!
Well, today is the first day of the Kids Clothes Challenge.I hope to still have a little time to do something later on (if Alex doesn’t keep waking up screaming!!! Gotta run!
I made this sweet little baby book from Sew Liberated (I love this book! So many more projects I want to make! And no, it’s not all about appliqué) for sprout’s birthday. It was fairly easy to make, even by someone who’s last attempt at embroidery was in 8th grade!!! However, it was rather time-consuming and I miscalculated how long it would take me… I finished it this weekend and it’s been a hit with Alex
I changed the book slightly to make it bilingual Portuguese/English (I figured French would be a bit much!!!), so the title is different and the placement of the words throughout is different as well.
All in all I’m quite happy with it, despite my laziness kicking in with the finishing stitches… And I still want to print a little message for Alex on fabric (I don’t think I can stand the thought of embroidering the whole message!!) and attaching it to the back cover.
I am entering a challenge. The kids clothes week challenge taking place at Elsie Marley the second week of May. I really have to get my act together though because I still have work to do for my previous job at EFTA, due by the end of May THE LATEST. So, I’ll have to look through patterns, pick up supplies etc. while sprout is awake, and write some professional legal guidance on how to procure Fair Trade products while he sleeps. So, when will I actually sew? Err… let’s see how it’ll work out!