My first cousin once removed, Liz, was expecting baby #5. The baby girl was due March 8, 2014.
Little did Liz know that when she was 26 weeks and 4 days into her pregnancy, on December 3, 2013, baby Eve would enter this world. (On that day my own daughter turned 30. She too was born a little early. Three weeks was nothing compared to baby Eve.)
ONE pound and 15 ounces, that is only one ounce more than my jar of Miracle Whip.
Speaking of Miracle, she is one.
Baby Eve joins two brothers, ages 6 and 4, and two sisters, 9 and 11. They are so excited for her to join them at home. But it will still be a while.
Baby Eve now seven weeks old, is up to THREE pounds.
It's been tough for her Mommy and Daddy, with Daddy working full time, Mommy with her own business, the 2 girls having swim meets, the oldest son in soccer, and one little guy that just doesn't understand why he can't hold his new baby sister.
I think about them daily. Liz talks about the outpouring of love from neighbors, far away family, co-workers, and friends. I'm clear across the country from them (California to Missouri). I see pictures of the tiny miracle and I felt she would soon need a warm quilt.
So I stepped up to the
plate machine and made one for her.
Thanks to my friend Mara, who gave some of the alphabet fabric to my friend Margie, who in turned shared it with me, I had the makings of a quilt. Well partially, I did add some fabric.
I even pieced the back to add some charm to it.
I'm still a newbie with my embroidery machine, but I managed a quilt label.
If you'd like to keep up with her progress and maybe drop her Mommy and Daddy some encouraging words, you can visit her blog here. Eve Maria.