Boys are more vulnerable to neuropsychiatric disorders that appear developmentally (girls more vulnerable to disorders that appear later). These include autism, early onset schizophrenia, ADHD, and conduct disorders. These have been increasing in recent decades (interestingly, as more babies have been put into daycare settings, nearly all of which provide inadequate care for babies).
Wow, I’m surprised to see this from Psychology Today. Full article here.
Until last summer, when our third grandchild was born just a few miles from our home, I had only experienced being a long-distance grandma.
This has been a very hard thing for me, but I know I’m just one of many grandmas whose grandchildren live far away.
I’m very fortunate that my son and his wife Skype with us every weekend, so we get to see our sweet grandson and granddaughter and watch them grow up that way. Thank God for Skype!
The photo above was taken when the kids came up at New Year’s. I would not normally put their faces online, but thought it was OK since they’re disguised as PJ Masks characters (as is Grandma; I think I’m “Gekko”).
They are such adorable, bright children, and I love them dearly.
I pieced this top long almost a year before the announcement that my newest granddaughter was on the way; I saw the fabric in a catalog and had to have it, but found that I could get more of it for my money on Etsy. But the line is so muted that it doesn’t photograph very well. You can get a clearer look at the line, called Babes in Farmland by Timeless Treasures, HERE. Here’s a shot of the quilt up close:
The top sat in my UFO collection until just a few months ago; luckily I had plenty of fabric left over for the backing:
I quilted it in a meandering pattern. Another fun project, made with love for my newest granddaughter.
While hunting for a doll pattern (see previous post), I found another pattern I liked. I decided to make it in all three sizes for my newest granddaughter. They looked so cute together that I used the grouping at my daughter’s baby shower. You can find the pattern at Craftsy; it’s a free download, but you have to give them your email address. Totally worth it, I thought!
I wanted to make a baby-safe baby doll for my little granddaughter, but I couldn’t find a pattern for one in my pattern collection, and I was too lazy to go to the store. So once again an Internet search yielded the perfect pattern, and it was free to boot. I enjoyed making this little doll for a very special little girl.