Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Double Whammy!!!!!!!

Ok, so if there's one thing that I'm not so good at, it's surprises!! So what happened this past Saturday? Apparently, the ladies had a covert operation going under Carolyn's instruction to get together and knit squares for a baby blanket, (out of my favorite yarn in the world, Blue Sky Alpacas worsted). Carolyn had directed each of the ladies to knit a certain size square and then she assembled the most beautiful loving, warm blanket in the world. One of the gals took pictures along the way so that I could see the process- here they are putting their hearts to work on their squares...

Here's Carolyn working on the layout..

And here you have it, the most thoughtful, kind, warm and loving gift that anyone could give. I had to run into the bathroom, just to take a few deep breaths not to cry. This was the sweetest gesture and we will truly cherish this blanket forever. After I opened the blanket, it all started making sense- how a few of the ladies had been me about the colors of the room, and what my favorite yarn was for baby blankets- a ha!!

Here's the blanket in his crib, I love it- thank you so much ladies, it means so much!!

And here is big sister Scarlett's pillow- she loves her new pillow- how thoughtful.

And here's surprise #2!!!!
As I was typing the blog post that you just read (on the 5th), I started having UNBEARABLE contractions. Technically the baby's due date wasn't until Dec.1, and I was scheduled to have him Nov. 24, so almost 4 weeks early- hmmm, I don't know. I knew in my heart I wasn't making it until the 24th, but the 7th? This boy wanted out. Well, after 1 night spent in the hospital and a day of the most terrible medication ever, to try and buy us one more week, baby Wesley Julian decided it was time to make his debut into the world. I'm so relieved it's over and that he's a healthy little man. He weighed 8 lbs 4 oz, yes, that was his weight and if he had waited another 3 weeks, he would've been close to 10 lbs. Ouch!! He's the sweetest baby and we're all doing great. Scarlett is totally in love with her little brother and has more than a help to me. Her behavior and reaction brings tears to my eyes, I couldn't ask for more. Here are some pictures of the baby- beware- he's pretty cute, I can barely stand it.

This was his first photo op at about 20 minutes into the world...

1 day old and beautiful....

Home in the arms of big sis!!

Thank you for all of your kind emails and wishes. It all means so much to us. The shop is open, the hours are the same. Feel free to email me while I'm home if you have questions, otherwise the girls at the shop will be happy to help you. I'll be back mid December- being that I went a lot earlier than planned, but I'll be popping in and out to say hello and to shop for yarn!!


  1. He is oh so beautiful, Justine!!!! I can't wait to meet him in person.

    I had so much fun in the shop today! I'm going to have the best time on Thursdays for the next 6 or so weeks! (My stash may grow a bit too!)

  2. Justine,

    He's so adorable and congratulations to you and your family! I decided to check to see if there was any news! I am so happy for you, and isn"t your daughter the best big sis!

    I met a woman at Stitches East that frequents your shop. We were in a class together and ran into each other in the Marketplace. I raved about the selection of Rowan Summer Tweed that you have in the shop. Take care and enjoy your new bundle of joy!