His name is Nick!
And he's been living naked in my sewing cabinet for quite some time now. I made him last spring, I think. Today he got an outfit, and will be coming to Chicago with us, and gifted to my nephew, who is turning two. Young enough for a "boy doll" I think. Timely, since he'll be a big brother next summer.
The coveralls are from old shirt scraps of my husband's.
And yes, the consensus of the relatives is that I should bring the germs with me to Thanksgiving...so I will. No fever this morning, but after lunch my temp started climbing again. Now that Nick's outfit is finished, I think I'll go take a nap.
Oh, and my pumpkin cheesecake is BEEE-U-TEE-FUL!