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[new freedom, pennsylvania]
Sweet 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.
This 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
[photos above] baby blanket for Yohan.
[stitch technique: double stitch crochet. twenty-five 6×6 squares with 1.5 inch border.]