I snuck in a little sewing time this week but have not finished anything, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to show Niko modeling some of the clothes and diapers I made for him while pregnant.
Fitted diapers - Darling Diapers Unlimited pattern, regular newborn size (he's between four and seven weeks in each of these photos).
He's a pretty happy baby a lot of the time.
Though he does get testy if I don't hold him when he wants to be held. Which is a lot. He does not like my mei tai carrier, but I just ordered rings to make a ring sling in hopes that he will like that better.
He developed a nasty case of eczema around 3 weeks old. I stopped eating dairy products and within a month, his eczema had almost completely disappeared.
Here he is wearing a fitted diaper with a Simplicity 5316 tshirt.
Cute little legs wrapped in covers made using this pattern with my own addition of a second leg gusset, in nb/s size.
Smooshy little baby thighs.
He is a bit of a nervous baby, maybe because his siblings are always running around screaming. His hands clench into little fists and fly up to the sides of his face. He looks like this a lot. Those fists are clenched so tightly that sometimes I can't even uncurl his fingers.
It's just been the two of us in my big king bed the last five weeks, and I feel as though we have really bonded, probably more than I had with any of the others by this age. It's a small silver lining in the cloud of my husband's stroke and subsequent hospitalization.
Cute little bottom in pocket diapers using this pattern.
He gets a little angry at times.
Bodysuit, two pairs of pants and a shirt from the Oliver+S Lullaby Layette pattern. I sewed the 0-3 month size and my little model is 6 weeks old and about 10 pounds (and wearing a cloth diaper) in these photos.
That face. He brings me so much joy.
Sweet little baby toes.
Happy baby waiting to see his papa, who is scheduled for discharge from the hospital on Tuesday. We cannot wait to have him home.