Friday, March 20, 2009

Making It Real

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

When my mom stopped over with bakery on Tuesday morning she asked me if it had sunk in yet. Was I finally starting to believe that I was going to have a little girl? Of course, I said "no". I still felt funny referring to the baby as "she" and I hadn't even thought of picking out a cute little pink outfit yet.
I guess my mom thought she would help make it more real for me, because as I arrived home later that morning with my minivan full of groceries I saw a precious little pink outfit hanging on my door. A big smile spread across my face, and I knew right away who the gift was from.
It was the perfect little outfit. Nothing too frilly and fancy. Nothing with scratchy lace, or frilly, uncomfortable, froo-froo ruffles. Nothing too pink, or too loud. Just a simple little cream colored shirt in soft cotton, tastefully decorated with a few flowers, and matching pink shorts. Just looking at it made my stomach do flip flops.
I hung it on the inside of our front door for everyone in the house to see, and even the boys oohed and aahed over the sweet outfit. Joey kept saying, "Isn't this just the cutest thing ever? Mama, isn't our baby gonna look just SO, SO CUTE?" And Tommy added over and over, "This is for our little baby GIRL. She is gonna look so pretty! Our little GIRL!" Even Ben had to point and say, "Baby!" every time he walked by.
And I don't know if the outfit has worked it's magic or not. I don't know if it is sinking in yet. It may just take me a while. But it sure is nice to have a little bit of pink in this house.
We all think so.

61 comments:

Nap Warden said...

That is just so sweet. What an excellent idea to get the family in a baby girl mood:)

Hilary said...

That's just darling. Your Mom knew how to reach you and yours. :)

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

you wait until you are holding that little bundle - wrapped in pink - in your arms!!

Elaine A. said...

How sweet and exciting all at the same time. And you're right, that's the perfect outfit! : )

ann said...

Tastefully pink. Nice and what fun!

Jeni said...

That is so adorable an outfit!!! And just think how cute your little girl will look in it too in a few short months.
Grandmas the world over love getting those things probably more than the parents do, ya know.

Laura said...

Ahhhh!

My mom did the same thing, for the same reasons and had the same impact!!! Unfortunately, then I started to worry about all the differences between raising girls and boys....oh the insanity of it all!!!!!

HUGS! I am so happy for you. And all the boys...that little girl sure will be loved and protected...and will be tough! (At least that has been our experience over here!)

tweetey30 said...

Congrats Kat and family. I know what it feels like to have two girls. And I love them both dearly. Just somethign special having a little girl in the mix of the boys. She will be throwing trucks and such and such around faster than you want her too also. You just may end up with a tom boy with having three older brothers. Take care and get plenty of rest..

lime said...

too too cute! and that little sweetie of yours is going to be one well loved and protected baby sister. i pity the boy who wants to date her one day but is deemed unworthy by the big brothers. hehehe. what a lucky girl. :)

Mom24 said...

What a sweet thing for your mom to do. That's a pretty cute outfit. You'll have a lot of fun having that touch of pink.

4 Little Men and Girly Twins said...

You are going to LOVE having a little girl in the house.... and so will your boys! Our boys are so in love with their sisters!

britt

Cara said...

Your boys are so sweet! You got one lucky little girl on the way.

Riahli said...

Oh, that got me a bit teary, so cute. I love that your boys are so excited to have a sister. She is going to be one lucky girl with three big brothers to take care of her!

Mel said...

You are so, soooooo blessed!

I remember WANTING to buy clothes for our girls while we were waiting but not daring to. We had no idea how old they would be, or what season to buy for, or what size to buy. Once we got their information we bought a ton of stuff! And then...when they were placed in our arms they were about three sizes tinier than everything we had purchased...but we didn't care...because they were finally WITH us!

I am beyond thrilled for you and your whole family Kat!

Loukia said...

Hey there! First time here and love your blog, and just wanted to say - wow - you're blessed! 3 gorgeous boys and little girl on the way? How sweet! I have two little boys and I want another - doesn't matter what though, I just love having children! That outfit is adorable. :)

Kelly said...

I got a little teary reading that. It might not completely sink in until you're holding her in you arms!!

Wayne said...

the outfit is very cute thankyou for sharing your picture.

great photo friday

Rima said...

I love the fact that your boys were admiring the outfit! They are going to be such wonderful big brothers. Your little daughter is blessed, indeed!

Krystyn said...

Oh, your mom totally knew what you needed. I love it!

And, you are right..it's perfect!

But, you never know, you might be a bow momma after all.

Chrissy said...

There is something so intoxicating about a little pink baby outfit. I still swoon when I walk by them at Target.

What a sweet mom you have!

Sharon said...

What a cute little outfit and how sweet of your mom to surprise you with it!

Your boys sound so precious! I am sure she is going to be an adored baby!

Debbie in CA : ) said...

A little pink and a lotta love . . . sounds like things are fine around your house. Blessings come in all sizes, shapes, and colors -- so thankful you're blessed with a bit of pink! ; D

Rebecca Ramsey said...

How exciting!
I'm at the other end of the girl spectrum than you are right now, since my only daughter (the oldest of my three) is now in her freshman year of college, but I can tell you that daughters are so much fun and share a bond with their mommas unlike any other.
I'm sending you a big pink hug!

Lindsay said...

So cute! You'll always remember that first outfit, and I'm pretty sure you'll be saving it, too! :-)

Jaysi said...

I can't believe it!!! That is so amazingly wonderful. While another boy would have been fantastic, a little girlie is such a blessing! Congratulations! She will be one lucky little lady with all those big brothers to watch out for her!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I am a sucker for those little girl cardigan sweaters. And gingham. Anything gingham. Sigh.

Megan said...

Very cute! :0)

kaye said...

pink is good

Dawn said...

What a sweet gesture from your mom! The outfit is adorable.

Cassie said...

AW AW AW!! So sweet! Are you glad to have some pink in your house?

Lisa said...

how sweet are your boys? that little girl is going to be one loved on, over-protected sis, huh?

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

FIRST OF ALL, CONGRATS on the girly girl news! I think that picture sums it up PERFECTLY. I just love the thought of a pink packer jersey amongst the 3 green ones on your boys!

Oh how terribly exciting, I am thrilled for you Kat!!

Jaimie Kylene said...

Oh! So cute! I love little girl outfits!

Chris said...

I agree -- that's just about the perfect amount of pink. And just right for the first day of Spring!

Momisodes said...

Oh my goodness! I know I'm late, and I'm catching up on your posts, but I am so excited to see pink!!! I think I stopped breathing for a moment when I saw the adorable outfit.

It is so perfect. I can hardly wait to her in it :)

Kellan said...

Congratulations, Kat! I'm so happy to hear you are going to be having a sweet little girl. You will now have a family opposite to mine - I have three girls and one boy. You are so lucky!

Take care and I'll see you soon - Kellan

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

So sweet. She will look adorable in it!

Sofea said...

such cute lil dress !!!!
bet she 's gonna be a pretty princess !!

Fire Hunt said...

It has not sink in yet For me that we are going to have a girl.

Gina said...

OH my goodness. That's just the sweetest thing ever.

painted maypole said...

i am just catching up, and WOW! a girl! how fun! enjoy!

Tonya said...

what a sweet little outfit for you sweet little girl. It will sink in soon enough! So excited for you.

Tammy said...

That is so sweet. :)

Joy said...

She is a very lucky girl to be born into a family with so many big brothers!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Awwww!! I'm smiling for you...

Karen said...

Yay! Pink and flowers!

david mcmahon said...

Please don't forget to give your mother a huge hug from a very fulfilled father all the way from Australia.

Mandy said...

AWwww so cute! You are going to LOVE having a girl. This is so making me miss my "baby" being a "baby" (now that she is 8!!)

Karen MEG said...

That is the sweetest thing...and this little one is going to be so lucky to have these amazing big brothers!

Yes, it will be nice to have pink in the house!

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Karen Deborah said...

So adorable and this is so much fun. Your boys are just precious!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

She's going to be SO spoiled by her big brothers! The words "our baby" from your boys made me tear up. :*)

Moannie said...

Congratulations on a POTD and on your pregnancy. that is going to be one spoilt we girl, and that is how it should be.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Such a wonderful story! You are blessed!!!!! And I think that your "insanity" is an inspiration to us all!!!! This is beautifully told...and leaves me with an "ahhhhh" moment! Thank you! Congrats on POTD!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Beautiful blog, btw!

momcat said...

Your mom's a Pro! Congrats on POTD!

Kristin said...

Hi KAT! Remember me? I had to set my blog to "private"! I had an unwanted guest arrive! A "stranger danger"! I had to peek in and see how you've been! I AM SOOO EXCITED FOR YOU AND YOUR NEW BABY GIRL ADDITION!!!!! THAT IS WAY COOL!!! GLAD THE ULTRASOUND LOOKED GREAT. Take care...love your blog! KRISTIN:)

Beck said...

I remember holding some frilly little baby dress late in my pregnancy with The Baby and bawling my eyes out, so I KNOW how you're feeling! So exciting!

The Things We Carried said...

Ah, I am blessed with pink at my house too. Nothing like it in the whole world :). Congrats on the POTD mention

April said...

Oh my gosh Kat I was RIGHT! YAHOO! I'm so happy for you guys! I'm sorry I missed the announcement post on your little PRINCESS (this week was HELL) but it put a HUGE smile on my face today. Congrats!

Amelia said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!! How did I miss this news? I've been absentee in the blogosphere lately. Congratulations to the new baby GIRL! Wooot!

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