Thursday, February 14, 2008

One Month Celebration

Not only is today Valentine's Day, but Melody also turned one month old. In Chinese culture, the first major birth celebration in a child's life is "Moon-Yut", the one month old celebration. (This is sometimes called the "red egg and ginger" party.) You can read more about it HERE. If we lived in Boston, where all of our family are, we probably would have thrown a party at one of the restaurants in Boston's China Town. Since DH and I are both exhausted, we were not up for traveling from NYC. We will just have our own little celebration at home with the boys tonight. Please join us in wishing Melody a "Happy One Month Anniversary!".
I can't believe that Melody is already one month old. Time has really flew by. You may think I am biased, but I think she is getting prettier as she is getting older. Her features are becoming more defined.
Look at that dainty little smile. She already has DH wrapped around her little finger.
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Happy Valentine's Day! I may be reaching, but at least it has a heart on it!It's Bubby Bear from Knitty. This is part of the baby set I mentioned HERE. My friend's baby shower is soon, so I need to finish up the items. I am so glad I started the projects ahead of time. The "E" stands for Evelyn, the baby's name, though they are calling her Evie for short. The heart is duplicate stitched on Bubby Bear's behind. It's a fairly quick project, but I wasn't too crazy about how the arms are knit. They are knit separately and then sewn on. If I have time, someday, I might experiment with a better way of incorporating the arms. The legs are my favorite part because it's knit seamlessly from the body and has cute feet shaping.
My Bubby Bear is 9 inches tall. I used thicker yarn and bigger needles because I want a bigger bear. He still didn't turn out that big, but he will be a nice hand held size for Evelyn when she gets older. Here is the bear modeling with Melody and Ellie for size reference.
Pattern: Bubby Bear from Knitty
Yarn: less than 1/2 skein of Lion Brand "Vanna's Choice" in color: Beige 123
Needles: US 5 / 3.75 mm DPN's
Size: 9 inches Tall

57 comments:

Rima said...

Happy One Month Anniversary!

Danielle said...

Melody is beautiful, you are not biased! Happy One Month, it seems like just yesterday you announced her arrival. Time flies so quickly. I love bubby bear, and coincidentally my grandmother's name is Evelyn and she has always been called Evie! So I think that is a very sweet name for a little girl.

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rohanknitter said...

Look at those pictures of Melody, no wonder her daddy is wrapped!!!!
Happy one month,baby girl!
The little bear is super cute.(love the heart butt)

Allegra said...

adorable and beautiful! happy one month! time sure flies when you have a baby, except on those long long sleepless nights (like the one I'm having right now!)

Micki said...

Adorable baby photos! And you certainly are churning out cute stuffed toys. :)

Julie said...

Happy One Month Melody!

Kirsten said...

Happy one month beautiful Melody!

Autum said...

You may be biased, but you aren't wrong, she's just perfect! That is the sweetest little dainty smile and those eyes just twinkle! Seeing her sweet face makes me that much more eager to meet my granddaughter.
Happy one month sweet Melody!!!

The Mad Crocheter said...

Oh, she is getting more adorable as she gets older! Happy One Month Melody!

Helen said...

Happy One Month Anniversary! And of course she's getting prettier every day :)

Elaina said...

Happy One Month! My Evie's one month will be next Friday! Glad everything is well with you. Melody is so cute! She totally is dainty! Glad you have the time to get some knitting done too! That bear looks great! Your friend's Evie will definitely love it.

Kristy said...

Happy One Month, Melody! I think she is getting prettier as she's getting older :)

Chickengirl said...

What a sweet sweet face! Happy 1 month, Melody!

Priscilla said...

That is one cute elephant...purple makes it look even better! Meloday is one cute baby! Happy 1st!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

She is the most darling baby. She's so precious.

caitlyn said...

Happy One Month, Melody!
I don't think you're biased -- she *is* even prettier now and she was a darn pretty baby to begin with!
Bubbly Bear is adorable.

Fliss said...

Congrats on the one month anniversary; it is such a lovely idea to celebrate it properly :D

She looks so pretty in the second photo, and I agree that her features are becoming more defined! She's such a special girl.

maryse said...

she is lovely. and she looks like a little girl. so sweet.

happy one month anniversary!

Agnes said...

No no, you're not biased at all! I think she really has very beautiful features and expressions! Such a sweet little girl! Congratulations on her Moon-Yut and wish her a healthy wonderful life. :)

CynCyn said...

She's adorable!! I hope you all enjoy the private celebration. (you may need to share with me your fave boston chinatown restaurants!)

Lisa said...

She's so cute! Happy 1 Month Anniversary! The elephant and bubby bear are pretty cute, too!

Michelle said...

OMG I didn't think she could get any prettier but she did...Happy One Month Anniversary! The elephant and the bear too cute too!

Marianne said...

Happy One Month Anniversary Sweet Melody !
I can completely see why you have wrapped your daddy around your tiny finger :-)

diana said...

Happy one month anniversary sweetie pie!

Teesa said...

Happy One month old, Melody! She look so sweet like a little doll! ^_^

kawaii crafter said...

How great that you were able to capture that smile. So sweet.

I gave you an award on my blog. You don't have to pass it on if you don't want to, I won't be offended.

sue said...

Happy 1 mth anniversary to your sweet beautiful daughter. She is certainly a pretty little lady isnt she. I love the teddy and the elephant, what great presents they make.

schrodinger said...

You are so not biased - she's stunning!! I really can't believe she's a month old already. That bear is very cute and I'm sure you be a favorite for Evie.

*karen said...

Happy one-month anniversary to sweet Melody. She's quite a cutie pie and I think her mom has knit her enough accessories to last a lifetime :o)

Nettie said...

You are biased but that doesn't make what you said untrue. She is a knock out! I love your little bear too.

Happy one month M!

ashidome said...

Happiest of one month birthdays to your cutie. She's so charming!

Randi said...

Melody is beautiful! She really is a little gem!

Jennie said...

Happy One Month Anniversary!
She really is adorable, so it's no wonder that daddy is wrapped around her finger =)

sUsAn said...

Happy one month anniversary to the adorable sweet one!

Muddling Through said...

Happy one month anniversary, Melody! You are truly beautiful.

I like the Bubby Bear, too. Wish I could knit....
~Elaine~

flanthrower said...

Happy one month Melody! She IS getting prettier and prettier with each passing day! And Happy one month to you as a parent!

Octopus Knits said...

Happy "Moon-Yut," Melody! Bubby bear is very cute, and I'm sure Evie will love him : )

Vyvyan said...

She's oozing the sweetness. Enjoy every minute of time with her.

Happy OMA/MY! Oh my!

JL said...

Dear Oiyi,

Oh, see how her smile is. Hugs from me to her please.

Those are wonderful pair of soft toys. Loving it.

Cindy said...

She just keeps getting more beautiful every photo you take! I can't wait for my twin grandsons to be born, so I can have fun too!

knittish said...

Happy One Month, Sweet Baby Melody!

Sarah said...

She is too cute! Even in the photos where she isn't smiling, it looks like she's about to. Adorable!

joyce said...

happy one month melody!
she is so adorable!

Amy said...

Happy one month birthday! She is a beautiful little girl. I love the twinkle in her eye. The toys you've knitted her are very cute. I'm sure she'll enjoy them for years to come.

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Oiyi, Bubbly Bear is cute but that precious Melody is adorable!!! Happy one month dear one! xxoo, Dawn

ilovepearly said...

Melody, such a cute name!

amandajean said...

Melody does have such a sweet smile.

Corrie said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh happy 1st month and I can see the changes already! she is so adorably cute and I love the little smiles! teddy is cute too but you have a show stealer there!

a rose is a rose said...

happy one month birthday! and melody IS SO WICKED BEAUTIFUL!

hetty said...

Melody is adorable! The bear is cute too! Thanks! Your post made my day!

Saira said...

Happy one month anniversary Melody. You are one cute little girl.

Rebekah said...

happy belated one month birthday! She certainly is getting cuter and she's starting to look so alert too.

your softies, as always, are so cute an inspiring!

Anna said...

Oh, Melody is such a doll!! Your pics are just gorgeous.

Knitterella said...

honestly… I don't think I've ever seen a cuter baby! Seriously! She's the cutest!

Lynn said...

Oiyi, Melody is gorgeous! Seriously, I did a little gasp (oh wow she's so cute and pretty!) when I scrolled down and saw her with her little smile. Happy One Month Anniversary!

Di said...

I don't think you're biased at all- she's gorgeous! Happy One Month :) I remember the exhaustion well, but those smiles do make it all worth it don't they? I hope she continues to bring you much joy.

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