Our oldest son and DIL were expecting their first child - our first grandchild. They had decided to wait and be surprised at birth instead of finding out ahead of time if it was a girl or boy. For most of the pregnancy I was fine with this. But closer to the due date I was getting anxious to buy some clothes for the baby - and gender neutral clothes are a thing of the past. Everything is pink or blue - probably because nearly everyone finds out a head of time whether it is a boy or girl.
They had a sweet baby girl late Tuesday evening. Despite being 7 lbs 2 oz which is an average sized baby she seems so tiny. And of course she is just beautiful! We were very surprised they had a girl. My husband's family is very boy heavy - hubby has 3 brothers and of 10 grandchildren 9 are boys. Everyone is healthy and happy. I spent 2 hours yesterday afternoon just holding her while she slept - watching the ever changing faces a baby makes while she sleeps. They named her Avery Lynn - which I LOVE. Lynn is my late sister's name so it is sweet they honored her this way.
And despite not knowing the sex of the baby I knit two tiny sweaters - one boyish one and one pink - just in case! Also knit two tiny hats - again one blue and one pink - for the baby to wear home from the hospital.
The pink sweater is called the 5 Hour Baby Sweater.
It took me much longer than 5 hours to knit because I am a slow knitter and because I upsized it a little bit for longer wear. But I ADORE the color of the yarn. The yarn was heavenly to knit with. It is Miss Babs Yowza and the colorway is called Sugar - just perfect for a sweet little baby! I highly recommend this yarn.