FO:L Baby Blanket

March 29, 2011

I finally finished sewing in all the ends on the “L” baby blanket.  The pattern is from the first edition of the Debbie Bliss magazine, and I’m sure it is also in one of her books somewhere.  I don’t know how to get the pattern now if you don’t have the magazine!  The blanket was a lot of fun to make, even though I can’t say I remember much about making it now, as the first month of Althea’s life is such a blur.  The only downfall of this baby blanket:

It is just baby sized!  It could be a bit bigger to be truly useful, but it is nice and thick, and therefore good for tummy time.  Althea is able to lift her head up off the ground now, and is getting better each day!  She is growing very well, and is 24 inches long now.  Her weight is very good, in the 75th percentile, she may even be 12 pounds now,and getting more adorable folds and dimples every day. 

This leads us to what is unfortunately going to be a regular feature on the blog (or as regular as a sleeping baby will allow) called ‘Crazy-a$$ Things Mr. J’s Grandmother says”.  We’ll call her GGM (Great-grandma) for short, as there are a lot of jems coming from that area of the family.  Her final aim appears to be making a case against us in order to get child services to take Althea away and give her custody.  Also, her knowledge of child rearing was formed in the 50’s and hasn’t changed much since.  The latest: Althea should have doubled her weight by now.  She believes in this so passionately that she has volunteered (insisting is more like it, I would bet she has already bought the forumla) to buy us forumla in order to save Althea, and get her weight up!  Of course all medical sources tell us that Althea should only have doubled her weight by month 4-5, or over 2 months from now!  But of course a mother couldn’t possibly provide all that a 2.5 month old baby needs, which of course is bollocks.  Stay tuned for our next installment which is probably going to be called “Never Touch your Baby or you will Spoil Her”.  We’re planning our next GGM visit for sometime in June, at which point I will be insanely preventing her from feeding my baby ground chicken livers.


5 Responses to “FO:L Baby Blanket”

  1. margene said

    If you show GGM the picture she may thing Althea has doubled her birth weight (or size, at least). She looks like beautifully growing baby!

  2. Cheryl S. said

    I think you will need a category for GGM posts. This could be quite entertaining!

  3. melanie said

    I can’t wait for more GGM posts! Mister & I always laugh over your GGM stories and I think you definitely need to share them with a wider audience.

  4. Heather said

    Anne, she is the cutest baby ever! Awww! She is perfect!

    Nothing like wacky advice to give you confidence that you really are the best expert about your own baby.

    Cute cute cute cute CUTE!

  5. Katherine said

    Ha ha ha! Chicken livers. No one should have to eat those, especially not an innocent babe…

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