This summer we will be welcoming a little girl! (If you follow me on instagram you saw this a while back, but it never made it to the blog.) Little One is quite excited since it means her "trick" to get a sister "worked." She has already begun planning handing down all of her clothes, sharing a bedroom (not happening anytime soon), and brainstorming sister Halloween costume ideas. Because of course.
I'd always thought I would have a boy first, though Hubs said it was just wishful thinking. I'd had a few baby dreams early on and I always felt like I was having a boy. But then, two nights before the gender reveal ultrasound, I saw the baby so clearly--and I woke up knowing that she was a girl. My girl. At first, I wasn't sure how I would feel about having a daughter. I felt a mix of emotions when the ultrasound tech showed us the very clear image, and for a day or two afterward. I explained to Hubs it wasn't that I was disappointed--I wasn't--but more that I know how hard it still is for girls growing up today and I wanted our baby to have an easy path.
Once it began to really sink in, though, I realized how perfect it is. (Of course, this baby would be perfect regardless.) I really feel like I'm meant to be the mom of a daughter--to bring a girl into this world and try my hardest to teach her everything she needs to be successful and kind and tough all at once. My mom is my best friend and I sincerely hope that the baby will say the same of me when she is grown and on her own.
I am so thrilled to welcome our new addition in a few months. At this point, I am in total disbelief at how rapidly my due date is approaching. It feels like I just found out I was pregnant when really it's been over 5 months already! Time sure is flying and I know that won't ever stop, so I am trying to enjoy every moment. I have truly loved being pregnant, and have not taken a single moment for granted, but I am also so excited to meet our precious girl and see the person she becomes.