Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Sugar & Spice...

...and everything nice, that's what little girls are made of.

Apparently I've been consuming A LOT of sweets, because we are having a baby girl! We we shocked to find out last week during our ultrasound that we will be parents of a girl. We thought it was a boy. We REALLY thought it was a boy. But no, the ultrasonographer gave us a 99.9% chance of a girl.

A sweet little baby girl.

Amanda's having a GIRL. See? I'm still in shock.

What will I do with a girl? I have NO idea what to expect. We are living in the land of boys. We thought our all access pass to boy land was one that was non-changeable and non-refundable. This baby girl will have 4 older boy cousins and an older brother to torment her.

She'd better be feisty.

I went out and bought the very first pink thing with flowers I could get my hands on. A cute five pack of onesies. Then my Mom and my Mother-In-Law went out and bought the very first girly things they could get their hands on.

I felt kind of lost in the baby girl section of the store, mostly because I have never been to the other side.

I kind of like the other side.

In honor of finding out that we will be welcoming a baby girl, I got bit. Meaning, I got bit by the sewing bug. I have long wanted to sew for a little girl. Dresses, skirts and rompers, "oh my"!

Here's what I whipped together this evening:

You can't tell from the pics, but it is an adorable denim with "jean-type" buttons down the back. I made the pattern off of a 9 month onesie, and left the back straps unsewn to fit when this little girl can wear it. I am guessing it will be perfect for next summer.

Lance about had a fit when I wondered out loud if Bubbalu could be my model.

I littered the floor of our bonus room with 10-15 fabric cuts awaiting my sewing machine and creativity to strike again.

Maybe the sewing bug will be in a biting mood during Bubbalu's nap time tomorrow...



  1. Wow and you sew! I'm jealous! My sewing machine (wedding present) is still in the box in our basement. I was married in 1994! I think my son will someday find that and think wow look mom has a vintage sewing machine!
    The dress is so adorable! You are so talented!

  2. I know exactly how you feel. Before Ellen, I went into super shock every time I entered the girly clothing section. Now, I assure you, little girls are lovely and you buy as much pink as you want. I thought I would stick with my gender neutral baby stuff but as soon as she was born, I couldn't stand for her to look gender neutral, so I went out and bought pink sleepers and pink onesies. Crazy. Glad she's healthy and happy in there!

  3. Yay! congratulaions! =) Little girl clothes are so cute!
    Love the little jumper!

  4. Congrats! Girls are so much fun!! WOW love the dress... super cute

  5. Congratulations!!!!!

    #1 for me was a girl and I felt the exact same way when I found out that #2 was a boy, as in, WTH do I do with a boy?!!! #3 is also a boy and now I am just plain ole scared, ha ha. enjoy all that girly stuff.

  6. YAY!!!!!!!!!!! A little niece and a nephew, what more could I ask for... except that my brother have one of each. :) (hint hint--if he's reading this)

  7. so cute!! Maybe that's why God gave me boys...I'm crafty with a glue gun and that's about it! :) so excited to finally have a little girl on that side of the family!

  8. YAY!! I am so excited for you.

    Expect LOTS of attitude, at least that's what I got when I got my daughter!

  9. Look at you, Miss Crafty!

    Hopefully you won't have a picky daughter like mine! Ella's favorite color is blue, she loves monsters and animals, and she calls herself an ogre. However, she likes to wear dresses and sparkly shoes. It's so tough finding clothes that are not pink and don't have a princess theme =)

  10. Congratulations! Welcome to a whole different world!

    I thought the same thing when I was pregnant with Peyton. I didn't think there was ever a way I was going to have a little girl.

    You are going to have so much fun dressing her up! I love the dress you made. Absolutely precious!

  11. Congrats, Amanda! And don't worry...you will make the transition from all things boy to sweet girly girl with no problem. So glad to hear things are going well! And that jumper is adorable.

  12. I'm still in shock too, but super excited!

  13. Oh huge congrats. As a mother of 2 girls I can tell you that they are awesome. Girly girls, but still a bit rough and tumble when they need to be. You will love it!!

  14. Congrats again on the girl! Now that I have one, I need to learn to sew!

  15. Congratulations! I know exactly what you mean about BOY land. The only time I was ever paniced duinr my triplet pregnancy was when the Perinatologist told me one of the three babies was a girl. I have 5 boys what do I do with a Girl. You will love it!

  16. Congrats, Amanda!

    Every moment of having a baby girl is pure bliss. I promise.

    Love the outfit you made. So, so sweet. You're so talented!!!


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