Dwell studio blanket.
August 11, 2009

Although 99% of our baby clothes and blankets are hand-me-downs, Donald and I did purchase a few Dwell Studio receiving blankets shortly before Charlotte’s birth.  They have turned out to be some of our favorites, not only because the designs are a little more fun than the typical pastels, but also because they are ENORMOUS in comparison to most of the hand-me-down blankets in our arsenal.  Charlotte was only 20 inches long at birth, but she’s grown nearly 2 inches longer in the past three weeks, so the bigger the blanket, the better.  I don’t know what a normal pattern of infant growth looks like - and my kid is the daughter of a man who hit 5’0” at the age of 5 years old and a woman who hit 5’0” IN HIGH SCHOOL, so it’s not like we really expect her to follow an average growth pattern anyway, but 2 inches seems a little excessive to me.  Like she’s trying to say HEY MOM, YOUR UTERUS WAS TOO SMALL, THANKS FOR NOTHING.


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  1. By on August 11, 2009

    She is so incredibly beautiful…

  2. By Jennifer W. on August 15, 2009

    A few things:
    1-This picture is beautiful. She is perfect.
    2-I’m sorry your boobs went through a hard time.  Mine did too.  Also, Avelyn rejected them and I loathe the pump to this day.  If the next kid can’t figure out how to make friends with my breasts he/she is going straight to the bottle.  I think my 28 pound, 33 inch 15 month old goes to show a little formula never hindered anyone’s growth.
    3-I am 5’4-1’4” and Kevin is 6’1-1/2”.  At this rate Avelyn will be 8 feet tall at the age of 20.  Good luck Charlotte.
    4-Lastly, is it weird I feel like I know you, and I’m kind of sad I haven’t been by to bring you some sort of baked good and meet your tiny lady?  I think our tall husbands could find something to talk about, and I promise I would try to prevent my lady from dragging your lady around like she was her doll.

  3. By erin on August 17, 2009

    Seriously.  Hannah is now so FAT.  Like, DUDE, what was I cooking in THERE for?

    I agree with Jennifer.  I feel like I should be bringing you a casserole or some muffins.

  4. By Restless Mama on August 17, 2009

    I bought same blankets for my son because a) super soft, b) super sized, c) loved that they weren’t the boring teddy bear or trucks and planes design—I went with a safari themed nursery.

    Lovely.

  5. By Rebecca on August 19, 2009

    First, your baby is just beautiful.

    Second, My son also quickly outgrew the “standard” receiving blankets, which was a problem since he wouldn’t sleep unless he was swaddled until, oh, about 2 weeks ago.  So when he was 2 months old, I got some Circo 42” square swaddling blankets (sold at Target, like Dwell Studio).  They worked great.

    Speaking of outgrowing, Nicholas was 19.25” at birth and had grown almost 5 inches at his 2 month WBV.  I’m 5’1” but my husband is 6’4”.  It didn’t even occur to me that my uterus was restricting his growth.  I just figure it’s in his genes to grow, grow, grow!


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