Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Meredith's Quilt

Yay! I finally finished it! I finished the top last April but was too big and pregnant to get on the floor to pin it together and then quilt it. I managed to get a few hours to myself last week and I was able to quilt most of it and today just finished up the few mistakes I made in the binding. I loved this design, it was a lot of fun to work with. I want to make another but I think I will use the pattern for three colors. Unfortunately, I can't get the lighting right in any of my rooms so the colors look dull.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Look Who's 11 Months Old Today!

Getting so tall!
During her 10th month, Meredith finally figured out how to do a normal crawl, go up and down the stairs quickly (though coming down is still iffy), learned to walk around the furniture and acquired one more new tooth on top with another trying to come in. Meredith has also perfected her screeching. I'm not sure how to break a child of this. I am totally up for suggestions. I swear I can feel a little bit of my hearing disappear forever every time she does this. Today at church she stood on her own for a few brief seconds several times. I put her up against the wall at church which is covered in scratchy fabric. She didn't like resting her hands on it so she would keep puling her hands off which left her standing and she didn't know it :) She loves to eat anything we'll give her.

We have pictures of all the other kids asleep in the high chair. Meredith does not fall asleep in her high chair. BUT the other day she was tired enough she fell asleep in her bouncer so I had to grab a photo.

Friday morning was hard for whatever reason for Meredith. I couldn't put her down without her screaming. I tried pulling her pj's off to see if she was too hot. That worked for about a minute and then the screaming started again. A friend came over to use the sewing machine and I needed to put Meredith down so I could rethread it. She was totally content to pull all the diapers off her changing table and she wasn't screaming anymore so I let her. She then got a hold of some batting and starting shredding it. I was saving it for another baby quilt but the no screaming was worth letting her tear it apart. Some days you just have to choose your battles :)