Happy Friday! Earlier this week we found out the gender of our newest addition.
(Photo by Alyssa Crawford Photography)
I’m thrilled to announce that it’s a girl! I grew up with a brother and he’s great, but never having a sister makes me so excited to see the special bond my daughters will share. I cannot even think about it too much or I’ll burst into hormonal tears. Earlier this week my daughter said “Mommy, we’re friends.” I said “yes we are.” Then she said “and Baby Sister will be our friend.” I nearly fell apart at the seams from raw pregnancy emotion.
Every part of me was saying “Girl! Girl!” but my instincts were off with my first daughter, so I truly didn’t know what to expect. So far this pregnancy has been exactly like the first in that, at 15 weeks along, I’m still feeling nauseous and exhausted most of the time. I believe it is subsiding a bit now, though, and I’m sure before long I’ll be fully embracing my need to eat 37 times a day.
My husband will be the most amazing father ever to two girls. He’s patient and so kind. I look forward to watching him share his hobbies of hunting, fishing, and sports with our two daughters, while also participating in tea parties or coloring sessions at a moment’s notice.
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