Monday, July 21, 2014

Baby Cocoon

Special K, resting at home, modeling her condom*, sleeve**, cocoon. Sissy sent me this photo, which was good of her because all the pictures I have of me holding the baby while she wore it have her looking rather upset.

My sainted aunt was disappointed with the "Baby R" nickname. I read her message to the Dude. "Sweet Baby Rea," he said, "No, Sugar Rea." So Sugar Rea it is. She was getting there with her bottle feeding--six in a row and then, she fell asleep when daddy was feeding her. But she is very close to coming home.Probably the end of the week. Which gives me a chance to fix the dropped stitches in her sock.***

(******There have been a number of descriptors for this project. I was trying to describe what it would be to someone when I was first starting; I came up with "condom" which was greeted with delight at Sunday dinner. My sister keeps calling it a "sleeve" which to me likens the baby to a tablet or a phone. My admin kept calling it a sock when I showed her this photo. Whatever you call it, it's precious.) (Yes, it's supposed to be a form of swaddling, but Special K doesn't like to feel pinned down. Where have I heard that before?)


10 comments:

Marcy said...

What a sweet little pea all in pink. Made my day.

Kristen said...

Peanut pocket? :)

Beth said...

So very dear.

Linda said...

What a precious little bundle of joy Nikki. But oh so tiny.

Linda

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Adorable and so pretty in pink!

Margaret said...

I've never seen a "pocket" like this but she sure looks content and snug. Congratulations.

Margaret said...

That is wonderful! Just how I thought it would work. She is so tiny! Fits her perfectly. Interesting that she doesn't like to be confined. A young rebel, huh? :D Hope baby R makes it home soon.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

So adorable. Just like a little sweet pea in a pod!

Francine Nault said...

This is so cute and what a sweetie! I was wondering if there was any possibilities to get the pattern. You see I belong to a group also and we are called Stitch and Bitch. We joke a lot about our name, we always say that sometimes we bitch more than what we stitch.

Anna van Schurman said...

There's a link to the free pattern in my previous post. But here is the pattern.