My baby boy

You are my son.

I am your mom.

Each day is only once.

My job is to make each day the best it can be for you.

Baby Gregory

Born June 8, 2011, at 9:29 a.m. Greg shares his birthday with his grandpa, my dad!

7 lbs 5 oz., 19.5″ long

We are all doing very well πŸ™‚

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472 thoughts on “My baby boy

  1. Debbie

    Wow, he is gorgeous, CONGRATULATIONS! We want to see lots of photos, he’s so precious!

  2. Holly

    Congratulations! That is quite a beautiful head of hair Gregory is sporting. Best wishes to the family.

  3. Natalie B

    I’m expecting a little boy the beginning of August. Isn’t it amazing that he fit in there in the first place? Congrats, he’s so handsome!

  4. sue

    Congratulations!!!! He is so gorgeous and how lucky is your dad sharing his birthday with such a little cutie.

  5. quinn

    Lovely photo of a beautiful boy! Congratulations, and welcome to the world, Gregory! πŸ™‚

  6. Molly

    Congratulations – what a beautiful baby. Best wishes for health and happiness and love.

  7. RoseRed

    Congratulations! He’s lovely and I bet Grandpa is thrilled to share his birthday with the little fellow. My son turned 13 months on Gregory’s birthday – little boys are wonderful!

  8. not supergirl

    My sincere congratulations to you and your new little boy! May you all find joy together.

  9. knitlass

    Many congratulations mama, and welcome to the world little Gregory!

    Wishing you all a very happy and sleepfilled babymoon. Enjoy these first days, they are really, really, magical.

  10. StellaMM

    Dear Grumperina and Mr Sweetyness

    Congratulations. To be in the presence of a newborn is a very special thing.

  11. Tien

    what a wonderful beautiful babyboy!

    congrats!! also for his dad, and to his granddad, wonderful to have your grandchild been born on your birthday ;-))

  12. Carole

    He is beautiful! And you are going to be a fabulous mama. Congratulations to all of your. Enjoy these early days, they go by so quickly.

  13. Wilma

    I fear you are not going to have much time for knitting and blogging! Much more important things to do now. Enjoy, and remember every day is different and things will change tomorrow. Trust me – I have 4…

  14. Diana

    Congratulations to you and your family! Greg is such a cutie! Enjoy him! Good work Mama!

  15. jessi

    oh, what a beautiful baby! i know you will enjoy him so much. congratulations! (and i love the name… gregory.)

  16. Laurie

    Oh Grumperina, he’s lovely! And your intro was so beautiful. I wish you day upon day upon day of wonder and love.


  17. Mia

    Beautiful boy! And your words made me tear up–my boy will be 9 months old next week and time is flying!! Every day I try to be the best mommy possible. I know you will do the same. Best of luck!!

  18. Luise

    Welcome, Gregory! You have an awesome mom and clearly a discerning dad. Congratulations to all of you!

  19. andrea

    well isn’t he a handsome little bundle of joy?

    glad to see his sweet face and hear you and the mr. are doing well. much love to the whole family!

  20. woolcat

    Welcome little Gregory! May your life be filled with love and joy. And Congratulations Kathy & Mr!

    (will he be Grisha to some of the relatives?)

  21. Leslie

    Congratulations to you all. May his life be filled with sunshine, success and good health. May you never know a sleepless night from worry. May you all live in peace and love for many years.

  22. Pam

    What a cutie – congratulations to all of you. Many good wishes to your family of three. (3!)

  23. dara

    WOW he is perfection. June 8th is a great day… he also shares a birthday with my daughter who just turned 8!! It goes so fast…..

  24. Amy

    Happy birthday, Greg! You are one beautiful little boy. Give your folks a hug and tell them how fabulously lucky they are – today and forever.

  25. Jo Morgan

    It looks as if it’s all been said, but let me join in the congratulations and birthday wishes for both your son and your father! Jo

  26. Cathy Goldman

    WOW! Congratulations….let’s see…Gregory is gorgeous…..I share his Birthday and I am Cathy with a “C”….

    All good things. Best to you and your husband.

  27. Elise Hiller

    Mazel Tov!! He is simply precious! As the mother of two (teenage) boys I can tell you that they are simply wonderful. Enjoy every precious moment!

  28. Lise

    Congratulations! He is beautiful! I am happy to know that you are all well. Enjoy every precious moment – they go all too quickly.

  29. Jenny

    Congratulations! He’s so very, very adorable, and looks oddly determined about….something. Good luck with still finding some time to knit occasionally.

  30. OzKnitter

    Congratulations to you both, he’s gorgeous! I’m sure Grandpa is delighted to share his birthday with his Grandson; an extra-special birthday present!

  31. Kimberly

    Congratulations from someone on the other side of the world, whom you’ve never met…. this post brought tears to my eyes, and I wish you both all the best!

  32. Becky

    Congratulations and best wishes for this new stage of your life! May it be as wonderful as you wish it to be!

  33. Kathleen

    Welcome beautiful baby Gregory!!!This is a very special day in the life of both you and your family!

  34. Phyllis

    Being a mom (or dad, I guess) is the best job ever! He will enrich your life in ways you cannot even begin to imagine. My wish is that you and Mr. Sweetness enjoy every moment–in the end, enjoying your child is the best gift you can give that child.

  35. Karlie

    Congratulations! He’s such a beautiful, tiny little thing Congratulations! He’s such a beautiful, tiny little thing <3

  36. Nicol

    Congratulations! May he fill your life with frogs and worms and extra extra dirty mud pies!

  37. Nicol W.

    Congratulations! May he fill your life with frogs and worms and extra extra dirty mud pies!

  38. Kate

    Congratulations, Kathy! May he be the peace in your life, the light in your world and the beat in your heart!

  39. Diana

    Congratulations!! Welcome to being a mommy to a beautiful boy, it’s wonderful! He is absolutely gorgeous, well done mama, enjoy each day!

  40. Adrienne

    Cheers! Wonderful news and you’ve got the right philosophy. Don’t forget to ask for help when you need it and to trust your instincts.


  41. Amy

    Congratulations to the entire Grumperina family! And welcome, Gregory – you are a **beautiful** boy. πŸ™‚

  42. Diana in NYC

    Congratulations to the new family. He looks just like you. My very best wishes to all of you.

  43. Jamie

    Congrats! He is beautiful! I know you’ll treasure every special day with your little guy!

  44. Pat

    Congratulations on your best project ever! He is a gorgeous baby and you and Dad are very very lucky people. All the best. Pat Vigen

  45. Amanda

    OMG CONGRATS! He’s so beautiful! I wish you love, happiness, enough sleep, and a child as creative as you are.


  46. Elizabeth

    Good job! Pales in comparison to all the other projects you’ve posted here. πŸ˜‰ Now, hurry up and dress him in all those hand knits until he’s too cool for that…

  47. Ammerins

    Congratulations! I wonder when the wee man was going to make his entrance into the world! Welkom Gregory!

  48. Elizabeth

    Well Done!!! He is beautiful!!!!!

    [and I hate to tell you, you’ve had the last worry-free night of sleep in your life…….. πŸ˜‰ ]

  49. kim

    I’m not just saying this: that baby is gorgeous. Congratulations to your wonderful family!

  50. Sunshine

    Congratulations! He is so adorable! Hope you all are enjoying many wonderful times together! But watch out, they grow up fast!

  51. Debbie H

    Congratulations! Enjoy every day with him. Before you know it, he will be a teenager! Debbie H

  52. Allyson

    Congratuations! He is absolutely perfect — enjoy every second of your new family life!

  53. Shel

    Oh – he is sooooo beautiful. Dark haired baby boys are the most beautiful of life’s creations. I had one too and may your Gregory give you as much joy and happiness as my Christopher gives me (which is ALOT). My son was born on my grandmother’s birthday which makes it more special – I understand that too.

  54. Claire

    What a beautiful boy he is. Many many congratulations to you and welcome baby Gregory.

  55. Pat

    Congratulations! I am so glad that you and baby are well. Enjoy! He is gorgeous! You & your husband make beautiful babies.

  56. SallyAnderson

    Oh, I just shivered when I opened this and was struck by how beautiful he his. Beautiful boy. Congratulations, Kathy (and Mr. Kathy). You did a fine job!

  57. Rachel

    BIG congratulations to you and your family! Wishing you health to all, and peace as well!

  58. Karen B.

    Ten squillion comments later, here is me adding to the chorus of congratulations to you and W. ???????????! ????????????!

    Welcome to the world, sweet boy! And on your grandpa’s birthday.

  59. Kathy

    Congratulations on the birth of your precious son.

    He’s very handsome. Best wishes to the whole family.


  60. Linda Cannon

    Congrats, congrats, congrats. Wow what a beauty. Take care of yourself first and you will take care of him. I am so happy for you.

  61. Dawn

    Welcome to the world beautiful boy!!! Congratulations! Wishing all of you much joy and happiness as you grow into this new family.

  62. Maryse

    (It took a lot of scrolling to get to the end of the comments!) Congratulations!!! What a handsome little boy! I also share my birthday with my grandfather, that’s pretty cool!

  63. Barbara

    Welcome baby Gregory, you are beautiful. Congratulations to your wonderful family!! Glad to hear you are both doing well. Enjoy every moment πŸ™‚

  64. Loren Gaffin

    Congratulations on the birth of your son!! I have been following you for many years and this has to be the trophy for you. I have organized my yarn room according to your blog entries. Good luck!!

  65. Gordana

    He is so cute! Congratulations to mom and dad and whole family! It’s great to welcome baby in your life. All the best for all of you!

  66. Judy Foldi

    What a wonderful gift for your Dad! I have a birthday grand daughter and we celebrate together every year. And now your adventure has begun…

  67. TracyKM

    That’s so awesome! I thought you still had two months to go, but I guess that WAS a couple months ago you posted that, LOL. Everyone else’s pregnancy is always shorter than your own πŸ™‚ He’s beautiful!

  68. Victoria

    Congratulations! What a gorgeous baby. Wishing you lots of joy in the coming months and years.

  69. Elizabeth in VT

    Congratulations! My father and I shared a birthday, and it was special for us. It will be special for Gregory and his grandpa, too. Best wishes to the whole family.

  70. Karin

    Congratulations! I am so glad for you and your husband.

    May he be loved and may he bring joy to the world.


  71. Denise

    I’ve enjoyed the many beautiful things you’ve made over the years, but this may be the best thing you’ve ever knitted up. Best wishes!

  72. Awfulknitter

    Congratulations! May every day bring the three of you something new, and a whole new level of happiness…

  73. lkmemphis

    Congratulations on your son! He’s beautiful. Glad to hear you’re all doing fine. Much joy to you and your family!

  74. KarenV

    So happy for you. He’s a gem! He almost looks like he’s smiling already. He must know he’s famous. πŸ˜‰

  75. melissa

    Oh how wonderful!! As a long time lurker of your blog (never commented before) Congratulations. Now the real fun begins.

  76. Mel

    Congratulations! I love the name. It’s the one I chose for my baby brother 37 years ago. It’s a good strong name. Enjoy, it will go fast (I say this while looking at my oldest baby who will be 17 in exactly 2 months.)

  77. Carla

    Gregory is perfect, and perfectly beautiful! Congratulations on the newest love of your lives… and may God bless you all!

  78. technikat

    A hearty welcome to baby Gregory and congratulations to his parents.

    Best wishes to you all!

  79. dynnamae

    Congratulations on your beautiful son, Gregory. Love his name as we have a Gregory in the family too. What a blessing to share grandpas’ birthday. My best to you all.

  80. Stephanie

    Congratulations to all of you. Welcome to the world, Baby Gregory. It is a better place now that you are in it.

  81. PaulPurl

    Such a beautiful boy! Congratulations to you all for having finally met and I wish you all so much love, health and joy!

  82. Kerstin

    Congratulations, heΒ΄s really sweet!!! I wish you a good time, although it could be very hard πŸ˜‰

  83. susan

    How very lucky–a beautiful, healthy boy. I have two boys–now ages 24 and 26, the older one in med school. Yet the picture of your son immediately takes me back to when both of my boys were born. The happiest moments in my life. I wish you a blessed and happy motherhood. P.S. My younger son was born on my dad’s birthday as well–just by chance. Congratulations.

  84. Mary Lou

    Gregory is going to make a fabulous knitwear model! Congratulations and best wishes!

  85. Liz

    What a handsome baby! Congratulations to you all – and welcome to the world, little Gregory πŸ™‚


  86. Marjorie

    Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy! Looking forward to seeing him model all the creations you make!

  87. June

    Awww, what an adorable little sprout. He looks like you already! Congratulations to all!!!

    (Hey, what are you doing on the computer? Go get some rest!)

  88. Victoria

    Congratulations on your beautiful son! Every best wish and blessing for him, and for your new life together.

  89. Jolene

    Nicely done! I think this is my favorite FO I’ve seen on your blog! Happy days ahead for you all!

  90. MissTam

    Now THAT definitely should go on your SUCCESSFUL FO list for the year. πŸ˜‰ He’s beautiful. I think he looks like that picture of you as a little girl on the right of your home page.

  91. Mary in NC

    Oh, my!!! He is just ADORABLE…but you probably already know that. Congratulations!

  92. Ingrid

    What a sweet baby, welcome to the world Gregory πŸ™‚

    Wishing you and your dear parents all the best !!!

  93. Jen

    Congratulations on your beautiful boy!

    I share a birthday with my grandfather, and it’s always been a special bond between us–I know your son will love being his grandfather’s birthday boy!

  94. jane nearing

    Knit him the world, for you are entwined together forever. Congratulations and Best Wishes on a job well done!

  95. Desiree

    What a sweet angel and he looks so much like you. Enjoy cuddling up with that cutie…

  96. chloe

    Oh, Kathy, I am so excited for you. Gregory is beautiful and his name is one of my favorites for boys.

  97. tabitha

    How beautiful. Congratulations! Definitely a young man deserving to be showered with hand knits. Best wishes to you both.

  98. Suzanne WIlsey

    Gregory is Gorgeous. That perfect skin and those lovely eyes. How exciting it must be to have him in the world! I hope he soon sleeps through the night…. :-).

  99. CrazyCatMadame

    Wishing you, Mr. Sweetness & Baby G. good health, patience and happiness.

    Welcome to the world, Baby G! Your mom and dad have been waiting to meet you!

  100. Maureen

    What a beautiful little boy, Kathy…you are so blessed! Love and happiness to all of you!

  101. Maureen

    What a beautiful little boy, Kathy…you are so blessed! Love and happiness to all of you!

  102. Tressa in NC

    Gregory is beautiful!! Welcome to the world, baby boy. Congratulations to your mom and dad.

  103. NiseyKnits

    Welcome Baby Gregory! Hope you’ll grow up with your mom’s knitting skills! Congratulations Grumperina! It’s good to know you are doing well after doing such an amazing thing. I’m also a new mother. Let me know if there’s anything I can send to help with the sleepless nights. πŸ™‚

  104. Susan aka paintermom

    Mazal tov! I hope you love parenting as much as I have. My kids are 17, 14, and 11 and I can honestly say I have loved every age.

  105. Margaret

    Congratulations! He is just lovely. I never grasped the concept that children are miracles until I had one. Enjoy your real miracle.

  106. Emily

    Congratulations! There’s nothing more precious than the love of a parent for their child. Well wishes for you all!

  107. Kris

    Congratulations! I shared a birthday with my grandpa – such a wonderful gift that lasted into my adult years. I hope your son will cherish that connection as well. All the best to you and yours!

  108. Heather

    Congratulations. My June “baby” just turned 13. I love your ode to your son, because really you only get this day once and before you know it, that little boy will be a teen! Enjoy.

  109. elise/knitinsage

    congratulations! so glad he’s here safe and sound! my two best baby tips: 1. warm baths are very soothing, and 2. put a baby wash dispenser at every sink — you wash your hands A LOT with a baby, and using baby wash instead of anti-bacterial or other harsh soaps will keep your hands from drying out. may he be a good sleeper πŸ˜‰

  110. zoe

    Congratulations and what a sweet, beautiful boy! I’m so excited for you guys, parenthood is the best.

  111. Madeleine

    Congratulations! He is so beautiful, so fresh and new. As you said, you only get each day once. They grow and change so quickly right before your eyes. Enjoy this magical (and sometimes hectic, sometime scary) time.

  112. Denise

    Welcome to the world sweet boy!!!!! Congratulations!!!!

    If more people realized that when raising children, each day is only once, the world would be a very different and much happier place.

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