Although dealing with doctors can sometimes be frustrating, here's a case to restore all faith in the medical profession.
This little guy… well, let's just say he has started life here on Earth on his own terms. The latest installment of those "terms" was to arrive a bit early… 9 weeks early! He weighed about 3.5 lbs. He is the newest member of our family - my husband's cousin's grandson. I think that makes him our third cousin!
I'm always happy to have a baby on the horizon so I can make a blanket. I had this one all timed out to be finished in July. Oops! The little guy arrived in May, so I got into high gear and finished it up. This is Lucy's Neat Ripple pattern from Attic 24. I used a Martha Stewart Crafts yarn. It says "extra soft wool blend", with the blend being 65% acrylic and 35% wool. I loved working with it, and the result was very soft and cuddly. It washed and dried beautifully.
After spending 6 weeks under the watchful eye of his nurses and doctors and parents in the hospital, he is now home and growing and thriving. His Mom and Dad sent this cute picture of him enjoying his stroller and his new blankie.
Last I heard, he is closing in on 11 pounds. All is good. I'm thankful to live in a time and place where stories like this can have a happy ending.