Oh, I'm a bad blogger. Hopefully if I have ANY friends reading, you've got me on a feed. Otherwise.. eesh.
Anyway, remember that trip to Ireland & Scotland I've been nattering on about lately? The precipitating event was that some friends were getting married in Northern Ireland. Well, they got married on May 1st, and their daughter was born this February! They had a honeymoon that consisted of awesome travel from May until December, but I suspect I'll never hear more than the tip of that iceberg full of stories. Now they're living in Sydney, Australia, and are dipping their toes into parenthood.
Of course I think the first thing that you learn as a parent (this is an outsider's perspective, mind you) is that you are SO not in control. Case in point, their daughter arrived six weeks early. So, she's going to be fine but needs extra care and will be in the hospital for a while. And she's such a teeny thing! Once she was born I knitted & mailed a hat:
but once I saw the pictures of her teeniness, I whipped out another hat. Note to self: knitting hats for teeny noggins is FAST.