Russell and Shira's third child was born yesterday, and this got me to worrying about their second child. The first, a boy, was expected late in 2001. When 9/11 occurred, the anticipation of this child was what helped me to recover. His mother was a rabbinical student, and all I could think of was how much this new baby needed God's blessing in such a time of terror. I made him a quilt of Old Testament stories, and will post a picture as soon as I can find one! I don't usually make quilts for second babies, and when their daughter was born, I bought a sweet outfit for her. I don't know why I felt compelled to make a quilt for this third baby, but I did, and it is finished, and will be photographed tomorrow.
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But back to Maia, the source of my worry. Not only is she losing her place as the only daughter in the household, but is now stuck in the dreaded position of middle child. "Time for a guilt quilt," said Honna. And she is right. I believe that Maia's third birthday is sometime in the next couple of months, and if she is anything like most 3-year-old girls, pink is preferred. I'm going to make her a pinwheel quilt and hope to have it ready for her birthday.