baby is here!

17 Feb

little C decided to join our family last week!

new baby

official stats are 7lb 8oz, 20in long, born at 38 weeks exactly.  he waited until the snow and ice had cleared a bit before coming, good boy!  he arrived a week earlier than his siblings did, so this last week has felt a bit like a dream to me.

new baby

lots of people told me third babies can be unpredictable, and his labor turned out to be a bit of that.  it started slowly but ended with a super quick transition and delivery – the whole labor was about 14 hours but the part that felt like strong labor was only the last hour or two, and boy was that intense!  i’m happy to have given birth naturally again, and i’m so very grateful he played along.

new baby

Em is looooving being a little mama to him.  she couldn’t be happier to have a baby in the house and wants to help all the time.  it’s so fun.

new baby

O loves him too but, you know, 3 year olds are more concerned with whether mom and dad are still there for THEM, which we’re sensitive to.  all in all, though, the transition to three has been pretty smooth so far!  my husband has been home which is great, and we sure do love snuggling and relaxing with this little guy.  he’s pretty sweet.


posting around here will be sporadic for a while, needless to say – it took me a few hours just to write this and i ended up writing most of it with a baby sleeping on my arm.  i did a TON of nesting sewing before he was born though, so that will filter through here and there.

also, thank you all soooo much for the sweet comments on my polka dot sherpa coat – they were so nice to read and i appreciated them all, just haven’t gotten a chance to reply!  ahhhhhh babies.

back to snuggling!!

60 Responses to “baby is here!”

  1. Charlotte February 17, 2014 at 6:06 am #

    congratulations! He’s gorgeous :-)

  2. Heidi February 17, 2014 at 6:09 am #

    Oh my goodness he is so sweet!!! Huge congrats! :)

  3. Leslie February 17, 2014 at 6:15 am #


  4. melle e February 17, 2014 at 6:17 am #

    Awe! So precious! Welcome to the world, little one. May you find it welcoming for you always.

  5. Annika February 17, 2014 at 6:19 am #

    Oh what a sweetie! I may have a tear or two in my eyes now. My “baby’s” first birthday was 3 weeks ago so he isn’t a baby anymore… there’s nothing like holding a new born in your arms. however, i’m not complaining: having a 1 yr old saying mama for the first time or his 4yr old sister telling you that she loves you is different but just as special…
    wishing you all the best!

  6. Chelise Patterson February 17, 2014 at 6:19 am #

    So happy he made it safely… and early! Enjoy this time :)

  7. carolyn February 17, 2014 at 6:38 am #

    He is a cutie pie! Nice work, mama! And nice work not being born in a sdnow storm, little man! Congratulations to you growing family!

  8. jacq February 17, 2014 at 6:53 am #

    congrats! What a beautiful boy.
    Third babies are the best.

  9. celina February 17, 2014 at 7:07 am #

    Congratulations! What a sweet little family you have and how cute is C. Take extra good care of yourself. sending lots of love and hugs.

  10. Susan De Angelo February 17, 2014 at 7:29 am #

    So cute! Congratulations!

  11. gail February 17, 2014 at 7:44 am #

    welcome to the world, little babe!! so glad you’re here, and looking forward to giving you a snuggle in person! xo

  12. Masha February 17, 2014 at 8:01 am #

    Three is awesome. Congratulations!

  13. Barbara February 17, 2014 at 8:57 am #

    Congratulations! A Heartbreaker I believe…

  14. busyquiltmom February 17, 2014 at 9:04 am #

    Congratulations! My little one is just three weeks old so we are also doing lots of snuggling!

  15. Christine February 17, 2014 at 9:17 am #

    Congratulations!!!!!!! Such sweet pictures.

  16. Erin February 17, 2014 at 10:08 am #

    Oh, C has the cutest little ears! Congrats to you all… he’s beautiful! :)

  17. Astrid - Netherlands February 17, 2014 at 10:34 am #

    Congratulations! He is beautifull… Enjoy!

  18. yasemin tea February 17, 2014 at 10:43 am #

    Congratulations. He looks adorable.

  19. Kelly February 17, 2014 at 11:13 am #

    He’s perfect!! Such a little cutie and glad he waited til the worst of the storm was over…I was thinking about you when it was so icy! Sounds like things are going well, baby snuggles are the best. Congrats to you all!

  20. Jeifner February 17, 2014 at 11:28 am #

    Congratulations! Look the stripey pants, they look so great.

  21. Kathy February 17, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    What a perfect little one! Congratulations!!

  22. Helen February 17, 2014 at 12:21 pm #

    Congratulations! He is beautiful!

  23. Pillows A-La-Mode February 17, 2014 at 12:47 pm #

    So happy for you and all your family! Hugs, Katherine

  24. rachel February 17, 2014 at 1:06 pm #

    Oh Kristin, these photos are all so sweet and awesome! I love them all so much. And the striped pants you made could not be any cuter! They fit him perfectly. And look at that little foot in that photo of him in his knit pants! the cuteness is unbearable. newborns are soo precious!

  25. Jenny February 17, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

    Congratulations! He is gorgeous.

  26. Rachel February 17, 2014 at 2:20 pm #

    happy new baby to you and your family, enjoy him, I’m sure you are :)

  27. Mary February 17, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    Congratulations, he’s so precious and the other kids look like they really like their new baby brother.

  28. Suzy February 17, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

    What a cutie! Congratulations, so glad to hear he arrived safely and that you are all doing well.

  29. Nancy February 17, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

    Congratulations to you and your family, C is adorable! The knit pants you made for him look so comfy, lucky bub, already wrapped in Mumma-made clothes :-)

  30. Lightning McStitch February 17, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

    Congratulations. Love that he looks bored with posing for blog photos already in that first picture! Very cute.

  31. Gjeometry February 17, 2014 at 4:13 pm #

    Aw, adorable!!! Congratulations.

  32. Emily February 17, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

    So happy for you! Congratulations! P.S. I started making noodlehead’s cargo tote because of you.

    • kristin February 27, 2014 at 11:17 am #

      Oh that’s awesome, I’ll look forward to seeing it!! :)

  33. Nicole February 17, 2014 at 4:42 pm #

    Congratulations, Kristin! Not only do you make beautiful sewn things, you make beautiful babies as well! Enjoy your snuggle time!

  34. Katie February 17, 2014 at 5:21 pm #

    Congratulations! What a beautiful boy.

  35. Sarah February 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm #

    What a gorgeous baby! Congratulations :)

  36. sanae February 17, 2014 at 8:09 pm #

    Aww, what a cutie!! Congrats, you amazing girl! Wishing you tons of rest and baby toes-kissing and transitioning happily from four to five :-)

  37. I'm Feelin' Crafty February 17, 2014 at 9:43 pm #

    COngratulations! that’s awesome! Everyone looks in awe off the new little one!

  38. kim February 17, 2014 at 10:04 pm #

    love the pictures and love you! Congratulations, again. :)

  39. Alexandra Audrey February 17, 2014 at 11:19 pm #

    Congratulations! He’s so beautiful! What incredible joy!

  40. crazykitsy February 17, 2014 at 11:49 pm #


  41. franzif February 18, 2014 at 12:39 am #

    I often thought these days whether it has already happened and if you are fine and everything went well. I’m glad everything’s fine. Enjoy this time of your son being so small. It passes so quickly. I think I haven’t enjoyed my son being so small enough because his sister was already there. I enjoy as much as I can NOW though. Have a nice time!

  42. Frances February 18, 2014 at 2:38 am #

    What a precious little sweetheart he is. Congratulations to you and your family!

  43. Cate February 18, 2014 at 8:32 am #

    Congratulations! Enjoy that cutie and all the snuggles!

  44. Colleen February 18, 2014 at 10:20 am #

    Beautiful:) God be good to you and yours!

  45. Meghan February 18, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

    He is so adorable!! Congratulations!!

  46. Brienne Moody February 18, 2014 at 8:20 pm #

    Way to go, mama! Enjoy your winter snuggling with that sweet babe. We’ll entertain ourselves just fine here, looking through the archives. There’s plenty to keep us occupied here in your clever space!

    • kristin February 27, 2014 at 11:18 am #

      Haha there you go, the ARCHIVES! Good plan! :) Thanks Brienne!

  47. Ruth February 18, 2014 at 11:44 pm #

    Congratulations! He’s beautiful. Enjoy all those new baby snuggles :)

  48. delia February 19, 2014 at 11:05 pm #

    Congrats!! He looks so snuggable. What a cutie.

  49. An (StraightGrain) February 20, 2014 at 1:42 am #

    Ooooh,, he’s so cute! What a sweetheart… Congratulations, Kristin, and I hope you will enjoy every moment!

  50. Nienke February 20, 2014 at 2:07 pm #

    Ow, he’s gorgeous, so tiny and cute! Congrats to you all!

  51. lucinda February 21, 2014 at 5:46 am #

    Heartfelt congratulations!! Enjoy him, as I’m sure you already are! Blessings as you begin life as a family of five:)

  52. sallybeemakes February 21, 2014 at 11:19 am #

    Congratulations on another beautiful addition to the family!

  53. Laura February 22, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

    Congratulations! He’s absolutely adorable.

  54. Sabra at Sew a Straight Line February 24, 2014 at 12:20 pm #

    Congratulations!! And that is the sweetest baby, with the sweetest siblings ever. Good job!

  55. Inder February 25, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    Oh my gosh! I am SO BEHIND in my blog reading! He’s absolutely beautiful. I bet that little head smells AMAZING. His siblings look delighted with him as well. Congratulations, mama.

  56. kristin February 27, 2014 at 11:19 am #

    Thank you all soooooo much for the happy wishes – we love this little guy!!! :D

  57. nicole March 20, 2014 at 8:45 pm #

    Eeeep, you had him! Congratulations now get some rest.

  58. Josephine March 26, 2014 at 9:31 am #

    Congratulations on the new baby!! As an expectant mother myself, I would LOVE to get the tutorial for the cute little leggings. I’m having trouble finding one that is for newborns. I know you must be busy, but just letting you know that it would be much much much appreciated! Thanks!! ps. love the blog!

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