2/22/12

lil sis

lordy lordy, we're having a little lady!
sis is beautiful as can be and we're all over the moon.
max and my parents and matt's grandma got to come see the ultrasound show...it was so nice to be surrounded by lots of love and excitement. our gal is in for a treat of wonderful people in her life!

we went out to celebrate over chocolate cake and pink dress buying after my appointment...we raised our forks and toasted and cheered to our new found lady love! it's still sinking in a bit...i've wanted a girl so badly! but at the store i had to keep stopping myself from gravitating back towards the little boy things. haha. it's going to be an adjustment...and i may or may not have bought her a boy's dress shirt anyways.

so here i am at 20 weeks. halfway through feeling oh so blessed and thankful. 

before bed last night, max said a special prayer for his baby...making the sweetest promises and thank yous and wishes over her life. he kissed my belly and sis started to move and shake inside me. they are peas in pods already, my two little bees.

thank you again and again for all of the love and kindness and support you've given along the way. it's been the best getting to share all of this with you, our sweet friends!

eeep! lil baby girl!

p.s. you should have seen me this morning trying to fit that huge pink balloon in my car. ack! 

110 comments:

  1. Congratulations! What wonderful news!

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  2. congratulations! you and your sisters are so gorgeous that i can only imagine what little sister is going to look like. :)

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  3. I just love this! Congratulations Katie!

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  4. Congratulations!!!!!!! Oh, how exciting!!!

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  5. congratulations! i know you can't stop grinning from ear to ear. :))
    -jocee <3

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  6. congrats! so exciting! i voted for girl on your poll; i just knew it! i'm lovin your glowing, happy face with your pink ballon :) so sweet!

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  7. Yay! God has blessed you with a little lady! I can't wait to find out what you'll name her : ]

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  8. HOORAY!! What a lovely life your sweet lady is being brought into. How special for her to have you as her momma.

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  9. this post brought a tear to my eye. i had a girl first... 6 years later, baby boy showed his precious face to the world. you are in for such a treat. congratulations. may the big pink balloon carry you through the final 20 weeks with all the joy and happiness big pink balloons were meant to bring.

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  10. Congratulations!!! So very happy for you!!

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  11. Congrats you guys..this is wonderful news. I am so happy for you all.

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  12. Congratulations, little girls are the loveliest :)

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  13. Congratulations! I'm so pleased for you - now you've been blessed with one of each!

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  14. Oh sweetie how exciting! Congrats!

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  15. So darling!! Congrats!! This post is just so lovely! Thank you for sharing the great news with us.

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  16. CONGRATULATIONS mamma! I cam so excited for you and your beautiful family :)

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  17. Awwwe, Congratulations Katie!
    I can't wait to have kids one day...I'd better get at least one girl! I can only imagine how much fun you are going to have buying pretty little pink things, ruffles and tutus...cupcake decorating parties when she's older (that's always been my dream)! Bless you and your beautiful family! xx -b.

    http://lifesetsail.blogspot.com

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  18. congratulations katie! I am so happy for you!
    we are trying to have our first baby!
    really hope the stork will come soon!

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  19. aaahhh, a little baby girl, she will be soo beautiful!!! i'm sure max will adorehis new little sister!!!

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  20. congrats lovely! i am over the moon excited for you & that pink bundle of joy!

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  21. Congrats! I'm so excited for you & your family! :D

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  22. Congrats, that's awesome!! Where did you find a balloon that big? lol.

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  23. The news is in and the news is pink... congratulations to you! As a Mom to three boys and a girl I can't tell you how fun it was so live and breath all things girly (our daughter is #3 and also has her amazing Tom boy side). Not that is mattered, as boys and girls are equally magnificent but I am thrilled for you that you will be able to experience both sides of the coin. Much love to you and yours on this special day.

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  24. congratulations! congratulations!! congratulations!!! I wanted you to have a little girl, you're just to cute not to share your beauty and style to a little lady!

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  25. Congratulations! What a lucky little lady she is! (i LOVE the balloon pic- too cute!)

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  26. Oh yay! You need a girl!

    I hope that doesn't sound weird. Girls just have way cuter stuff, it isn't fair!

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  27. Congrats!! Yay!! I just had a little girl myself 4 months ago and I have a 4 year old son. I felt the same way when I received the news that I was having a girl. You will love it. It's such a different dynamic and so very cool.

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  28. Yipeeee!!!!!!!! I had such a feeling a girl indeed!!!!! So happy for you and your sweet family, I know she will be very loved and Beautiful!!!!!!! Congrats from NC!

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  29. YAYAYAY!!! I am seriously jumping up and down with excitement for you, SO AWESOME, Katie!! ♡♡♡

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  30. That is so wonderful!!! She will be so loved.

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  31. It's so insane how I haven't ever met you yet I'm so excited for you and I can just tell you are the best mom. That little sweet gem is going to be SO loved....and FANCY! awww congratulations!

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  32. so so happy for you! little girls seem like so much fun! you get so many more cute clothes options!

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  33. My heart is so full for you and Matt and Max!! That little girl is going to have some serious fun going through her mama's closet when she gets older! ;)

    xoxoxo!
    cortnie

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  34. I knew it! Congratulations! Girls are amazing.

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  35. Awwww, this is so nice. I can't wait to be in the same situation myself. It's so nice when you have your husband and you're family as a support. You're little one is really going to be happy! :))

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  36. Oh happy day...having one of each is pure perfection. My son was also 7 when his sister was born and they have the sweetest relationship. He is now 14 and she of course is now 7 and he has continued to adore and dote on her and the feeling is quite mutual.

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  37. Congratulations!! I knew it too!! :) And I found out I'm having a girl too, and I'm only a week ahead of you- crazy! Congrats again to your family!

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  38. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeek! I hope she's got ginger hair. :) Congratulations, Pretty Mama!

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  39. Lil sis is going to have the worlds best brother I guess!!

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  40. Awwww how lovely lovely lovely xxxxxxx eeeeeeeee xxxx

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  41. Yay! Congratulations!! How exciting!!!

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  42. oh my gosh, oh my gosh!!! yayayayayayay-yay-yay-yay!!!!
    congrats!

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  43. How could I be so excited for someone I have never met in person, but I am. What a great blessing for your sweet little family.

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  44. So exciting! I can only imagine how sweet Max will be with a baby sister. Congratulations dear!

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  45. Congratulations! Yay for little girls!

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  46. Congratulations to you on having a little ladybug!! Your one 'eck of a stylish mama.. love reading your inspiring little blogtales!
    Claire @ be-eventful

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  47. How adooorable! A little girl - what a gift!

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  48. I am really happy for your little family + all the happy ones who with you to celebrate! I love how you are just enjoying everything little part of baby's beginnings! Hooray for pink dresses & balloons & most of all... a glimpse at the pretty little lady!

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  49. Oh bless, what beautiful news. Happiness to you and all your loved ones.
    The numbers on the ultrasound are just amazing. Time and date filled with 2,1, I don't know what that means but it feels lucky!!!!,
    Love v

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  50. Congrats to you all! So excited for your family! What a dream!

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  51. oh my goodness, congratulations!!! having a sweet baby girl is going to be such a blessing to your family and she'll be a wonderful addition to your little home. i'm so excited for you guys :)

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  52. I am so happy for you--a baby girl! And that little dress is adorable, she is going to be one stylish girl!

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  53. i love all of the photos! congratulations on your sweet baby girl, have fun buying all sorts of pink frilliness!

    lacey

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  54. congrats! I'm so happy for your sweet family. I teared up when you talked about Max saying a special prayer for his baby sis... too precious!

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  55. Congratssssssssss a little girl! what fun. the photos are lovely as usual.

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  56. How wonderful! As a mom of 2 small girlies, I think they take the cake! I've read your blog for a year now but I rarely comment. Shame on me! Your blog is beautiful, one of my favorites. I'm originally from Ohio and went to college near Yellow Springs so I enjoy your midwest adventures in my old stomping ground. Congratulations Katie! ~Maria

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  57. How wonderful and exciting! A little lady to join the brood, I am so happy for you Katie :)

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  58. i love that pink balloon! and congratulations on the girl! that is so exciting! he's going to be a wonderful brother!!

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  59. Congrats Katie, Matt & Max!!! <3

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  60. over the moon happy for you!!! that gigantic pink balloon is amazing :) congratulations!

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  61. Yay! So happy for you and your family . . . she's lucky -- I always wished for a cool older brother!

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  63. I KNEW IT!
    Told you I had a dream about you holding a baby girl.
    I agree with all above...you just needed a baby girl in your life...Matt seems to have brought some brand new love and energy to your world...and so, you created another little being-experience together...also new. So wonderful. I have a little girl who is your Max's age and I can just say...there is nothing, absolutely nothing like having a daughter. It's the best. Can't wait for the naming games to begin. Thought of any yet? I gave my daughter a combination of all things I love...a french name that also combines family names. So special. Enjoy it all. I bet she'll have red hair! xo Many blessings to you and the family.

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  64. congrats! a little girl...squeeeeeeeee!

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  65. I might have gotten just a little teary eyed on the news! Eek!!
    Yay! Congrats on the baby girl! So exciting!
    -Colie

    PS. The balloon is HUGE!, but I LOVE it! ;)

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  66. KATIIIIIIEEEEE!

    I am just so over the moon for you and Matt and Max. I was secretly hoping and wishing you would have a little girl...it just makes your family seem so complete. I am so happy right now and I feel like I could cry from excitement! This is going to be the best adventure ever- you get to do it all over again, with a little lady by your side. THIS is what life is all about. I know Max will be the best big brother ever (so protective!) and of course your handsome Matt with be the best Dad. She's sure to be a Daddy's Girl.

    Sending you tons of love, mama.
    Today is such a happy day.

    xoxo
    Danielle

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  67. oh i am so excited for you. i have loved my girls. get ready for lots of hormones.

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  68. i am so happy for you!!! after having two boys i know what it's like to keep gravitating to the boy section. boy is max in for a surprise. jonas and josh are head over heals for their little sister. and now that she is 16 months i love watching them interact and play. and yes...she does play star wars and legos ;)

    congrats to you and your precious family
    xoxo

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  69. Congratulations! I love the love and excitement and enthusiasm you have for your family and newest addition! That photograph of you and the huge pink balloon is truly beautiful - she is going to be a lucky little lady to grow up and read this love-filled blog post that you shared with the world in anticipation of her future existence. Beautiful! :) Katie. xxx

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  70. congratulations! we have a boy and a girl and it is such fun to have 1 of each :)

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  71. wonderful news! and do not be alarmed if you find yourself calling her 'little bud' and other boyish-isms for the first week or so...after three small dudes, it took me a solid month to remember my fourth was, in fact, a girl. :)

    congratulations, katie.

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  72. AHHH! Oh my gosh, oh my gosh. This is so exciting!

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  73. Congratulations! This is such wonderful news!

    ps. the balloon is amazing!!!!


    www.petitejoy.blogspot.com

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  74. congrats! you and your family are so lovely i can't even stand it! so happy for you! and the pictures are always superb!

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  75. Eeeeek! Congratulations! I seriously just let out a very loud, excited squeal :) So happy for you & your family, mama, that little girl is already so very blessed and loved to have all of you. Max is going to be the coolest big brother ever... what a gem he is.

    So much love sent your way. xoxoxoxo!

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  76. Wow!! I'm over the moon with joy for you. Congratulations on your little lady. What a wonderful way to refer to her.

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  77. I was right in the poll! ;)

    So so so so beautiful. What a lucky blessed girl to be born to such an incredible lil' family!

    P.S. that balloon is amazing. Is your dog not freaking out over it? Oh how my cat would plan it's demise. Maybe I'd even try yoga poses on it... balloons make me squeal like a child still.

    CONGRATS!

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  78. you are so beautiful!!! i came back again to read this little girl post! F U N.

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  79. Oh! Heartfelt congratulations!!

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  80. Congrats Katie!!!!!!! What exciting news :) Also, these photos are just GORGEOUSLY sweet!

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  81. Wow, congratulations! That is SO exciting!!! And now your beautiful family will be perfectly complete :)

    Katie x

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  82. Congrats! I gave up FB for lent so I totally missed the announcment but saw you pinning cute girl stuff on pinterest so I knew you must of found out. Girls are wonderful! The sibling bond is amazing Max sounds like a wonderful big brother already. You will have so much fun just watching the two of the interact. Congrats again I cant wait to meet her!

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  83. Bless you and your lovely bundle of pink. B x

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  84. As fun two of a kind would be finding out that I would not only have my sweet little boy but would be having a girl in May made me feel like I hit the baby lottery!! So excited for you!

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  85. oh goodness, exciting news indeed! i can't wait to see this beautiful little girl grace your blog. especially in that graceful pink top you already have picked out! yay!
    xo TJ

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  86. Oh dear me, such exciting news! Eeeeee a little girl! What a lovely mama this little gal gets to have :) Congrats lady!

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  87. don't know if you will read this far down the comments but I am so happy for you. I remember when I had my three boys and was dying for a little girl and I got it on my final attempt mum said 'wait and see how much simpler girls are' I don't know about the simple part as she fights an awful lot with her three older brothers but it is wonderful having a little girl that you can dress up really pretty with fancy bows in her hair no matter how much dad rolls his eyes at you ;) ENJOY! no much longer till you meet your little princess

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  88. katie,

    i have recently started reading your blog and am completely in awe of the beauty evident in your writing, art and photos. congrats on the news about your baby girl, i hope she brings endless joy to your lives. wishing you health and happiness.

    xo; sar

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  89. congrats! you're gonna have a blast shopping and vintage shopping for the little one, I'm sure! I think all us girls want to have girls after all :)

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  90. ohhhh hooray! i knew it (haha, don't you love when people say that?) so happy to be sharing this journey with you and a new little girl coming soon. we're so lucky.

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  91. I'm a relatively new reader and absolutely thrilled for you! so many warm congrats on your sweet little lady.

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  92. Congratulations!
    Yo tengo una niña de 4 años y es lo mejor que me ha pasado en la vida!!!
    I´m so happy for you ;)

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  93. I knew it, i knew it, i knew it, i KNEW IT!!! And I love it. That is one lucky little lady, too. Much love to you and your boys. xoxoxo

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