It's only weeks or even days before the arrival of our new granddaughter, Lindley Marie Rose. Isn't that just the most beautiful name? Just rolls off your tongue, Lindley Marie. I wonder what she'll be called? Her father called me this morning to report that she weighs 7 lbs. 12 ozs. ( in the womb) and will gain 1/2 lb. each week before she is born. With her due date still 3 weeks away, she's liable to rival her daddy's birthweight when she arrives.
The excitement is building! A shower will be held on Saturday in Graham at the home of David & Kim King, son & daughter-in-law. I hope to sneak a peak at the decorated nursery on Friday and maybe make a trip to the hospital in Raleigh where Lindley will be born. It will be a "trial run" before the actual event.
While the new parents are busy nesting and resting (while they have a chance), I'm knitting and sewing up a storm. I told someone that I've been preparing for the birth of this little girl all my life! It's so true. After bearing 3 sons myself and marrying into a family dominated by males, and even having 3 granddaughters that were already walking and talking , it's a gift to have a newborn baby girl join the family! Here is a sweater I knitted in a little little larger size so she can wear it next winter (2010):
This is a small "lovey" blanket for her to squeeze next to her face as she falls asleep for naps:
It's made with the Plymouth Yarn "Poppin" and looks like a string of pom poms. It was interesting to knit with, and I love the texture that results!
While making a special tote bag for Ashley to use as a diaper bag, I wondered if David would carry a feminine pink and brown diaper bag, which is what Ashley requested for herself. I didn't think he would, so while I was making her bag I decided to make him his very own. I call them their "His & Hers" diaper bags. Ashley's has an "R" monogrammed on one side and a rose on the other. I think they turned out great. What do you think?