I'm not gonna lie. Before I had Lucy I was worried about becoming a girl mom. I was afraid I wasn't going to connect with her the way I had Ford because I only have experience with a boy. I don't really know what I was thinking when I say that because babies are basically just babies. Put a bow on a 2 week old boy and he looks like a girl. The only differentiator in newborn babies gender wise is that boys have the ability to pee on their faces. True story. Anyway. I think it was more of a fear of having another baby and being able to love that baby as much as my first but I could mask that fear by saying it was a fear of being a girl mom. I come from a family of girls and I love it! I am a girl for crying out loud, so I should know how to deal with one of my own. The 20 months prior to having Lucy were filled with Lego building, fixing things with plastic tools, building forts and tents, kicking, throwing, and chasing balls and I loved it. If God's plan was to give me all boys I would have loved it. Until I had Lucy. I cannot imagine NOT having a girl, even just 9 weeks into it. Jon said he instantly felt different about her and more protective over her than he was Ford. I look at her and pray that she knows she is beautiful and worthy of so much. I pray that she loves who God made her to be and she wouldn't let anyone walk all over her. I can't help but to look at her and think she is the most gorgeous little girl I've ever seen. Dressing her is one of my favorite hobbies, we've been known to have a few outfit and accessory changes in a day. I know that the next few months are going to bring the cutest little scenarios when she starts playing with dolls, giggling at her brother, having tea parties, and wrapping all of us even tighter around her dainty little fingers. Ford is wild about her and that makes me love that little boy even more. I love that God is giving me the experience of having both a son and daughter. Having a son makes me wonder what Jon was like when he was little and having a daughter gets me excited because I was a sweet and happy little girl growing up. I don't know why I was worried about loving a little girl because I think the world of her. My baby girl who will one day be a young woman, wife, and mother like me. Having a daughter means I forever have a live in beauty stylist, a date to baby showers, and a shopping buddy. I love the relationship I have with my mom and I can't wait to grow my relationship with MY daughter. Crazy to think I have a daughter! So here's to sweet baby girls who have you wrapped around their fingers and handsome little boys who steal their mama's hearts.
You all know my love for shopping online for clothes, especially Instagram, because who has time for brick and mortar shopping with kiddos. My dress in the pictures above is from Sophia's Bridal, a bridal and tuxedo shop that now sells cute and easy everyday dresses on Instagram. I love being able to find pieces to add to my wardrobe that everyone and their mother don't already own. Sophia's is affordable, offers boutique quality dresses, and donates a portion of their sales to different charities and causes, depending on the month. I love that! Shop Sophia's Bridal on Instagram!