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Happy as a Pig in Shit

And just as dirty!

We started EJ on food recently, as well as some formula bottles in addition to the breastfeeding. (I’m having a hard time coming up with words right now, as EJ is in his Excersaucer beaming smiles and bellylaughing at me. Wipes coherent thought right out of ones head.) The result has been generally good – and I’ll spare you the details of baby constipation and the wonders of pureed prunes – but it sure has been absurdly filthy.

Quite aside from the stickiness and stench of oozing rice cereal and prune mixture in various states of digestion from both ends, formula spit up is considerably grainier, smellier, and stain-ier (yes, I just made that up) than breast milk. Add in George’s fetish for EJ-licking and I’ve just about given up on the wee one clean. It’s impossible.

(He’s making eyes at me from behind the lizard puppet as I type. We cannot contain our love for each other right now.)

So, while I’ve been watching my tiny beloved gleefully roll around in his own filth, I’ve been working on this:

1 body, 1 sleeve, and 1/8th of a sleeve of o w l s (raveled here)

I know it looks like a heap of knitted nothing right now, but I’m just about to the interesting part, which is comprised of a yoke of cabled owls, with little button eyes. Instead of a pullover, I’ve decided to make it a cardigan by way of steeks, nevermind that I’ve never steeked anything before. I just know that it will get considerably more use as a cardigan, and I’ll cross the steeking bridge when I get to it.

(I just released myself from a series of gooey baby kisses, such as they are. More like face grabbing and cheek chewing, but it was done with love.)

It’s time for me to go, my sweet pile of poop and drool is ready for a nap. Next time, hopefully a steeking chronicle.

8 Comments Post a comment
  1. jessmary #

    Oh how cute is he!!

    Love the idea of cardiganizing the owls. Good luck with the steeks! I hear they’re not as bad as they seem.

    May 12, 2009
  2. Manise #

    EJ looks just like his mama- in looks and not in “filth”. :-) He’s so cute I could eat him up! Nice job on the sweater- love the cabled owls and their wee button eyes. Hopefully EJ won’t be trying to eat them.

    May 12, 2009
  3. get that kid a modeling contract! I have never seen a baby so darn cute!

    May 12, 2009
  4. Jayme #

    EJ is absolutely adorable. I love that wide eyed happy little smile. He looks like he’s completely overflowing with joy, nice work mama.

    I HAVE to make my little one (18 months) an O W L S for next winter. She has an adorable stuffed owl that she sleeps with and she’ll grab it and say “hoo, hoo”. We also have owls in our neighborhood and she’s starting to recognize a connection between real owl noises and her owl. …Maybe I’ll make myself one too…Time to go stash diving.

    May 13, 2009
  5. This post just made my day! Cheek chewing…can’t contain your love for each other right now…and the title!!! Completely wonderful all around!!!

    May 14, 2009
  6. Just think, we were all once a “sweet pile of poop and drool.” Maybe not as cute, though!

    May 15, 2009
  7. He’s so cute! I do recall also that formula poop was not as “nice” as breast milk poop. Funny, huh? But now we have a puppy and the discussions are all about poop and what they eat all over again.

    May 15, 2009
  8. I cannot STAND how adorable he is. That is a world beating cutest-baby-ever if I ever saw one. Hi EJ!

    You sound great and calm and full of love :)

    May 21, 2009

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