My Girl

It was a year ago, give or take a couple days, that I found out I was pregnant.  By total surprise.  After I had written myself off as an infertile mess.  Huh.  Then, just before New Years, I was surprised yet again to find out I was going to be having a girl.

I’d gotten rather used to having boys.  I sort of just expected that I would have boys.  That was the “default answer” and I was pretty okay with that.  There’s something so sweet about boys.  I’ve always said (and still do) that if I had to have children of only one gender, that I would rather have all boys than all girls.  I think, honestly, that it would be easier.  Girls, particularly more than one girl at a time, freak me out.  There’s a sort of “pack” thing that goes on with girls and I would fear for my sanity especially during the teenage years.

Not that boys aren’t a challenge.  But I’ve always felt that I could probably handle boys a lot easier than I could girls.  And at least I wouldn’t have to explain what a “period” is to a boy, right?

All of this said, I am really enjoying having a daughter.  I am truly amazed that it is a little different.  For me, at least.  She seems to have a different sort of temperment than either of the boys ever had.  Which isn’t to say she is a perfect angel.  Because she can be a needy, clingy, sharp (OMG the fingernails) little creature.  But, oh my stars, I just love her to death.  And I spend a lot of time looking into her eyes and trying to imagine the girl and woman she will become.  I’m truly humbled by her.

Evelyn
Taken with my cellphone after a nursing session in the van, she was interested in anything other than eating.

Evie rocks the saucer
She has learned about the joy that is the ‘saucer this last week.


Liam tries to show Evie how to play with his old ‘saucer.

Reach out
Evie tries to grab the camera from me.

Lacey
The lace on this dress just KILLS me.  I love it so much.

Snoozing
Taking a wee snooze on the boppy.

Pretty Girl
OMG, that’s it.  I want to eat her.

Adorable
I want to hold onto these days forever.

  • http://rhiinpink.com Rhi

    She’s beautiful :) And, Liam is SO HANDSOME I want to steal him, and I’m sure that Harry is the same, but I’ve not met him.

    Also, your story gives me so much hope that I’ll be a mama to my own little brats someday :)

    Rhis last blog post..Pinch Me

  • http://www.mellyroodesigns.com Sara

    She’s so stinkin’ cute…it’s not even right! :) And the picture of her and Liam together….awww.

    I can’t wait for my little Miss to have a sibiling.

    You are very blessed my dear!

  • http://ifyoucant.blogpost.com Randi

    So beautiful!! Love some of the effects you’ve put on the photos – very nice!

  • http://www.haraku.blogspot.com mojavi at Simple Things

    pics of your little girl get me all excited to see my new little one.

    Makes me laugh though how different we all are as woman. I personally would of freaked out if I had two boys…. mainly because I grew up in a house FULL of girls and have NO IDEA what to do with boys. Girls made me feel comfortable. I don’t think we will be trying for a third, I think I am all done after this little newbie. But I guess never say never right>

    mojavi at Simple Thingss last blog post..things I kind of miss…

  • http://stopscreamingimdriving.com Carrie

    Oh, I know. I have a daughter after 2 boys also and everything, absolutely everything you said is so true.

    She is breathtaking.

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  • http://www.hipmomsguide.com Hip Mom’s Guide

    Oh, these pictures are beautiful. I loved it when my boys were big enough to play in the ‘saucer. But, I have to say, they look MUCH more advanced these days. Waaay cooler than the “old” days.

    Also, I really like the photo watermark you’re using. Can you recommend a particular program/service? I’ve been wading through all the options, desperate to choose one, but haven’t landed anywhere yet.

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