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Stork Union Allows Easter Bunny To Deliver Baby

After circling the house for two weeks and unable to find a place to land, the Stork Delivery Service gave up and allowed the Easter Bunny to take over for an early Easter morning Delivery.

He arrived at 13 minutes after midnight on Easter morning. His weight was 8 lbs 4 oz and he measured 20.5 oz. Both mother and baby are doing well. I wish the same could be said for the grandparents! (Now I know why women can't bear children after a certain age...one I'm well past!)

Once the Easter Bunny stepped in to take charge, the delivery happened within two hours. Daphne was unfazed by the event. She woke up Easter morning to find her grandparents in charge. We had been pinch-hitting for the 'rents for two weeks already, so it was pretty ho-hum for her. However, during our second visit to the hospital on Easter Day she showed more interest in the new member of the family.

During the first visit, it seemed that the hospital room was more interesting than baby brother: A queen-size bed with a "slide" at the head of it, a step stool that made a cool chair, and a rolling bassinet were just more interesting. At first she still pointed to Mommy's tummy when you asked where Zachary was. Then she seemed to get the idea. I think she will be more interested in him when he's the one novelty in her normal surroundings.

Needless to say, not much knitting has been accomplished. No quilting at all, but then I didn't bring any quilting to work on, due to space limitations in the car. However, I've finished a couple of pattern repeats on my Fiji Sock using KP Stroll Glimmer in Fiji. The Pattern is from Charlene Schurch's More Sensational Knitted Socks. It's the "Scrolls" for eight-stitch patterns.

The sparkles don't really show up, but the yarn is gorgeous!

I had my latest KP order sent here. I was amazed how fast it arrived! (Closer, and no dog sleds needed this time of year.)

Not in the photo is my KP mug. It went into service right away, and I have already had several servings of tea in it! In the photo are Full Circle Rovings Quarry, Fawn, Espresso and Pigeon. Now I have one of each, a couple of which I have spun already. I like them a lot. I thought I would make something with all of the colors, because they go together so well. Also, there is some Comfy Worsted in Maize, which I plan on using with the same yarn in a red color (back at home, so I can't tell you the name of the color, maybe Pomegranite) for a Baby Surprise Jacket (BSJ) for our other new grandbaby due in June.

The remainder of the yarn is Swish DK in Dove and Squirrel for this cute Bunny Suit for Daphne: 

The pattern is from Better Living's Kids' Knits and Crochet, which I have looked online for, but not found. I purchased the book in Australia in the late '90s. I will post it if it turns up on Ravelry. I made this outfit for Daphne's cousin (now in college) back when she was little. this one will be machine washable, though; an improvement on the original. The Squirrel will be the main color and the Dove the contrast. I like it much better than the yellow and white version. The natural colors are similar to the ones I used on the first version.

I'm too pooped to do my usual "What's on my..." but I'll mention that my wineglass is running over with Matthew Fox Shiraz. Seems pretty good, but I'm well into my cups as I'm writing this. Give it a try. Tonight (based on when this is posted) we will be opening a bottle of champagne in honor of his nibs, Master Zachary.


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Comment by Peggy Stuart on April 14, 2012 at 5:53pm
Thanks! I waited a long time between granddaughters. It's great to have a grandson, too!
Comment by Linda "Sue" Robertson, TN on April 13, 2012 at 10:05pm

What a precious baby, congratulations!!!! 

Comment by Peggy Stuart on April 11, 2012 at 10:38am

Thanks, everyone! I hope all of you had a nice holiday, too!

Comment by linda harriott/UK on April 11, 2012 at 7:57am

Congratulations to everyone.

Comment by Janice Aitkens on April 11, 2012 at 1:33am

Congratulations to All

Hugs Janice

Comment by betweens on April 10, 2012 at 5:36pm

better than Eggs that is for sure, congrats to you and the parents and also Daphne.

Do your hands ever stop!! I think that bunny sweater is just too adorable, you have got to have the biggest library of knitting and quilting books

Say hi to the pups!!

Comment by Carol Wadkins on April 10, 2012 at 3:18pm

Thank goodness the Easter bunny helped out for Mom, Dad and the Grandparents also!! LOL

Wonderful new little bundle of boy................... Congrats to all!!


Comment by Terry F on April 10, 2012 at 1:17pm

I'll bet the stork was relieved to deliver that bundle, whew!  Hope everyone is doing well, grandparents included!

Comment by Peggy Stuart on April 10, 2012 at 12:58pm

Daphne has backslid on her quiet time and nap a bit. I think it was a bid for Daddy's attention, but she's having a good nap, finally. We didn't want her to think she had been given away to Grandma! She love the book The Berenstain Bears New Baby! So like her own experience. I started reading it to her before Zachary's arrival. I was able to download it to my iPad. No time to shop the stores!

Comment by Janet/MO on April 9, 2012 at 8:13pm

Congratulations on the new arrival.  He was the exact same size my son Corey was when he was born 38 yrs ago.  Daphne looks like she is going to love being a big sister.

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