Saturday, March 14, 2009

You've Come a Long Way, Baby

I put Finn down on a blanket on the living room floor this afternoon and a few minutes later, look where he was:


See that blanket in the background? That's where he started out. He rolled all the way across the room! I mean, he's been rolling, but this is the farthest he's traveled in a stretch.




Here, let me show you from a different angle. Do you see him waaaaayyyyy over there?




By the way, that quilt was made for Finn by a woman and her daughter who has Down syndrome. A friend of theirs heard through the Pregnancy.org grapevine about Finn when he was born and we received his diagnosis, and she got in touch with me and asked if she could send one of these quilts for Finn as a gift. It's a beautiful quilt and we use it all the time. I wish the mom and her daughter had a website, but I've never been able to find one. The quilt came with a card attached with a lovely message:

This "Masterpiece Quilt" was created in honor and in celebration of the birth of your special baby. You will notice that this quilt has one section that is slightly different than the rest of the quilt. This is done intentionally. However, the pattern doesn't affect the warmth and comfort this quilt will bring. It is a quilt first and foremost even with its unique design.

Your baby likewise will bring you comfort, warmth, and joy. Though you may not understand all that is happening now, know there is a Comforter who is willing to carry you through the days ahead. Besides this, always remember that your baby is first a baby even if all the "squares" aren't symmetrical. May God bless you daily as you enjoy this new life He has given you!

And it's signed by the mom and daughter who created it, Brenda and Emily Ford.

13 comments:

A said...

YAY!!!! :) Too cute!!

Heidi said...

Way to go, Finn!!!

Following Him said...

YAY Finn :)
~Elyse~

heather said...

I love the quilt! What an incredible gift and note! When you look at that quilt and how you felt when you received it and how you feel now you'll know that really you are the one that has come a long way baby! :)

Leigh Anne said...

he wanted to be part of all the action! :)

beautiful quilt & note! what a lovely gift.

Wendy P said...

Hey, he's got places to go, people to see, you know?

Your kids are so cute! I love the quilt - what a lovely idea.

Tricia said...

a. Holy smokes, Finn! Go go go!
b. LOVe that quilt idea. what a gift.

Carla said...

What an exquisite gift that quilt is!!! Way to go, Finn. I love that most of the other kids are standing around as witnesses, too.

Karly said...

I am not surprised at all about his rolling, Lisa. I am sure he is having all sorts of fun, running around with the rest of the bunch. Go Finn!

Love the quilt and especially the sentiment.

Amanda said...

What a great quilt - and such an amazing sentiment attached. Love it!

Carla said...

Adorable quilt. Very cool gift. Way to roll, Finn!

starrlife said...

Mover and shaker- wait till he's walking/climbing! Love that quilt and the thoughts behind it- so special and just so.

Gabe said...

Wow! He sure is moving! I'm so glad you are enjoying the quilt. If you would like to get in touch with Brenda and Emily I can get you in touch with them. I'm sure Brenda would love to hear from you.