Saturday, January 1, 2011

Baby girl :0)

I think it is really neat the way the Lord prepares our heart for changes. For the first couple months of this pregnancy, I thought that I was carrying a boy, but somewhere along the way, namely the past two months, I started to realize that perhaps I was carrying a girl. It started when I kept seeing the name "Claire" and for some reason, found that it resonated with my heart. I started almost wistfully hoping for another girl. I find this ironic, considering I always pictured myself as a mother of three rascally boys with frogs in their pockets. Since having my suspicions confirmed, via the envelope we opened on Christmas Eve, we have been getting more and more excited about our second daughter. I think Nathaniel has consigned to the fact that he is going to be outnumbered and that if he wants a hunting partner in the future, he is going to have to raise some outdoorsy daughters, who are forbidden from EVER watching Bambi.

The neat thing is that since this baby is literally due on Amelia's second birthday, all the clothing I have carefully organized in totes downstairs will fit "Claire" perfectly. I don't really need to buy anything other than a swing, and a stand for my bassinet. Easy peasy. Amelia is still sleeping in her crib and I have no desire to talk her into sleeping in a big girl bed just yet, but when our girls are older they will be able the share the bunk beds that my dad made my my sister and I. It makes my heart all warm and fuzzy to think of it. Oh geez.


fionafae said...

Aww Joce! I love this post. It warms my heart and blesses me to see how you have come from being completely terrified of being a mother, to being an amazing mom expecting her 2nd baby girl!!! You know I love having girls and though it is very emotional sometimes in our house (and I expect this is only the beginning of that, haha), those girls are the greatest thing I have ever done :)
Love you!

Rachel said...

I am glad to be back on blogger to see your recent posts, I did not have access for a while. I loved reading them, and you are doing a great job with that photoshop program. Looks like fun. Is it for your computer? Looking forward to seeing you all in about 3 or 4 days!