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Thread: Baby quilt - when?

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    I usually have a couple of baby quilts completed and in my stash. Then I wait until the baby is born and named and applique the name onto the quilt and am ready to mail it within a few days. (I always mail)
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    I would definitely wait until the baby is born to applique the baby's name on the quilt. I had a miscarriage at 4 1/2 months, I was heartbroken. It's a difficult time and sometimes you don't want to think about it as it's too painful. Well, 14 months later I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy(which the OB/GYN said was a girl) who was 8 and 1/2 lbs. and 21 inches long. Two and a half years later after a somewhat difficult pregnancy,(hate morning sickness) gave birth to a beautiful daughter (which the OB/GYN said was a boy). They are now 37, soon to be 38 next month, and 35 years old. That's a long answer to the question, but I would wait until the baby is here.

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    Wait. My first son w/still born. Nothing is worse than packing baby things knowing you won't be using them.
    If you don't work on it you'll never finish it.

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    I would wait, you never know and waiting will be the best thing to do.
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    I'd wait and include the date, weight, length, etc.
    Sewing: Cheaper than therapy!

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    I would never put a name on a quilt until the baby is here. They have been wrong on the sex of babies before.
    You can give the quilt after the baby is born. Be safe and use boy/girl colors.

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    I agree with most of you - I'd wait.

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    I think you should Wait.

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    My daughter had a miscarriage several years ago and I know that she was fearful of another until she delivered.

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    Much safer to play the waiting game in this instance.

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    I would make the quilt and wait to put the name on.
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    I would wait, and I would not applique the name on till after the baby is here....I have had many,many, friends and family that changed the name they picked after seeing the baby and realizing the baby didn't look like a Tara, etc.

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    Wait until the baby is here...I had two miscarriages between my 2 sons. They are 6 years apart and for years people would ask "WHY did you wait so long to have another? " I finally started answering " we didn't, we have two angels in heaven waiting to meet us someday." I always hoped that would make people think before asking hurtful questions.

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    i also would wait---i would also wait to put that name on the quilt- 2 reasons...with my 3rd child i was told- with 3 different tests...yup it's a boy!...so when she was born i will never forget my husband saying...ohhh there she is...OH! she's a GIRL!!!
    and also...with my second child- through the whole pregnancy we had a name picked out...then when he was born & i gazed at him for the first time...he became someone totally different. come to think of it my first born too---we had told everyone her name would be Rebecca---then after having her- cards arrived to welcome Theresa Marie & I asked...who's Rebecca?...some things just need to be in place before personalization happens...you just never know.
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    I have three grown children, but I had 7 pregnancies. You know them best but I would wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red View Post
    Wait until the baby is here...I had two miscarriages between my 2 sons. They are 6 years apart and for years people would ask "WHY did you wait so long to have another? " I finally started answering " we didn't, we have two angels in heaven waiting to meet us someday." I always hoped that would make people think before asking hurtful questions.
    Well..... To be fair, they probably had no idea it was such a painful question. There are 6.5 years between my 2 sons, and my reasons are totally different from yours. If someone asked me, I would not hesitate to reply. How are they to know which one of us has the more painful story?

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    Some people feel like if you give a baby gift prior to the baby's birth it's bad luck - so I always wait.

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    Wait until the baby shower ... then you know it will be safe to give.

    Just as an FYI, my friend's granddaughter was born with a p___s! The doctor said he must have been really shy! LOL
    Never showed up on the ultrasound ... was a total surprise to everyone!

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    Feeling a bit depressed today and migrated toward the depressig thread...

    SO, much to my surprise, do I find the quote "my friend's grandaughter was born with a P___is"!!! Thank you for that. I really needed it today

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    The expectant couple lives in another town several hours drive away - and are in their 30's. I don't think I'll be going to a shower. I usually get invited to things that an aunt would be so ... maybe, but I was planning on giving it to them when they come visit between now and the end of May. But ... I can send it with my friend after the baby arrives if I have to.
    So many quilts, so little time.

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