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baby elisabet.

elisabetelisabet2elisabet6elisabet3elisabet9elisabet7elisabet8elisabet10elisabet11Sweet Baby Elisabet.  At 7 weeks old, this little gal is such a little sweetheart.  She’s one of the calmest babies around.  A couple weeks ago, I got the chance to stay over Ohio Becky’s house for a night and watch this mommy of three little girlies doing what she does best…being a mommy.  If ever I have a question about pregnancy + motherhood, she’s the one I go to.  She’s chock full of interesting tidbits, recipes and potions.  The newest addition to the family, Elisabet, is so very cuddly and so very a keeper.  I love how you can lay her down for a nap, and when you come back an hour later, she’s laying there eyes wide open just observing life — life being the ceiling for the time being.  A sweet baby for sure.

superhero material.

anna3anna2This little one, called Anna Sue, is what you would call superhero material.  She could probably talk a robber out of thievery, or a bandit out of banditry.  She’s one of a kind — full of wit, spirit, and has a knack for baking cakes (so her Betty Aunty says…).  I think Anna should have her own tv show of some adventurous chatty baking sort.  Kinda like Dora the Explorer, but instead, Anna, Ace Adventurer & Baking Extroardinaire.

baby yohan.

I had a little photo session today with Baby Yohan and the parents.  This is a first time for me when it comes to photographing infants.  Yohan was a very pleasant subject for being such a little one — three weeks old.  My favorite part was wrapping him in cheese cloth.  Oh, the things you can do to babies for the sake of photography!  So cute!

Picnik collage

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the yohan blanket.

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Greg and I just got back from Enoch and Tina’s place.  This past Friday they had a little baby boy, and they named him Yohan.  Tina is American, and Enoch is Indian, so it was really exciting for Greg and I to see this little one — it gave us a little picture of what our little one may look like.  I can truly say that of all the pregnant people I’ve ever known, Tina’s pregnancy seemed the most real to me.  We both have similar marriage stories — we both had to wait on God for an extended period of time before we married our fabulous Jesus-loving husbands.  We both are similar in our need to organize and clean, clean, clean!  We both are instilled with the need to nest.  Our pregnancies overlapped a couple months.  And the list goes on and on.  I am so blessed that I got the opportunity to meet someone like her here in Carbondale.  I know we will be life long friends in the years to come.

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The moment I heard she went into labor on Friday, tears streamed down my face for her.  I don’t know what it was, but I know that moment felt so real for me.  In the end, we got the prayer chain going (200+ people praying for her), she had a blessed three hour delivery, and finally, what we all have been waiting for 9 months, a beautiful baby boy.

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Before Yohan was born, a group of us girls got together to crochet him a blanket.  There were 12 of us who each made 6×6 blocks for the blanket.

Now I’m not at all about babyish types of gifts like blue blankets and pink bibs.  I think you can give a classy baby gift without it being very “baby.”  I personally think they are more classy and timeless.  In light of all that, I decided we should go with an earthy green theme for Yohan’s blanket.  So everyone chose a different type and variation of green yarn.  And behold the finished blanket.

blanketblanket2blanket3blanket4[photos above] baby blanket for Yohan.

[stitch technique: double stitch crochet. twenty-five 6×6 squares with 1.5 inch border.]