fish face

pucker up

Here’s our guy doing his impression of a fish. These days he is constantly working that little mouth – drooling, chewing, sucking, and puckering. Teething?

In related news, we’re totally breaking the law. Dr. said we should start feeding Liam rice cereal at 5.5 months but we started yesterday. He seemed to like it. Let’s hope ’cause mommy’s having trouble keeping up with 16-20 oz of pumped milk he drinks during the 4 hours she’s at work…moo.

Liam is really loving the Jumperoo. His feet move so fast he’d give Michael Flatley a run for his money.  He’s also reaching and grabbing for things and putting them right in his mouth. Yum. Sleep is hit or miss. He has great nights, like last night during which he slept from 6:30 until 4:00, and bad nights during which he wakes hourly. We’re hoping that the great start exceeding the bad soon.

Lastly, though it’s hard to believe, he just keeps getting cuter. Who knew?

Boo Boo Buddies

Boo Boo Buddies
Boo-Boo Buddies

Nicki, in her infinite wisdom, recommended that we get Liam a boo-boo bunny. Evidently Carol Anne gave her one when Bella was born and it proved very useful indeed. So, I figured that I’d help the Easter Bunny out. Turns out these little guys are as easy to make as they are cute.  For those not in the know…

If a boo boo has you feeling crummy,

stick an ice cube in my tummy.

Hold it to your boo boo tight,

Soon everything will be all right!

boo_boo_bunny_buttnef Each little guy took about 2 hours following these directions. They could have been completed in less time, but I chose to sew every overlap and make slightly more complicated bows than necessary.

The bunny was made using a fancy $3 white washcloth purchased at Wal-Mart. The ribbon is grosgrain that is folded in half, the tail is a pompom made with white cotton yarn, and the eyes and nose are embroidered with DMC floss.

crabby_chickieThe chick is the same type of washcloth, but yellow (obviously), with the same grosgrain ribbon treatment and embroidered eyes, and a crocheted cotton beak and feet.

Here are the instructions for the beak and feet using worsted weight orange cotton and an F hook.

Beak: ch4. Turn and sc, hdc, dc.

Feet –  make 2: ch6. Turn and 5 sc. Turn and 5sc. Turn and 5sc. Turn and ch3, sl1 in 3rd ch from end, ch3, sl1 in last sc.

Thank you Easter Bunny. Bock, bock!