Thursday, April 11, 2013

and it's a...

The results are in...we're having baby girl #2!!

This post is actually long overdue since I'm nearly 6 months along and we had our ultrasound more than a month ago.
Time flies when you're having fun, I guess.

Robert was convinced it was a boy and I had a strong suspicion we were bound for a house full of girls.
Mother's intuition proved correct this time around and we couldn't be more thrilled for another girl.
Minnie is going to be a really great big sister.
I love my sisters more than anything and I am convinced that every girl needs a sister.
Minnie is a lucky little girl.

Since Minnie Isabella is a family name, Robert and I have felt a strong inclination to name all of our children after family.
It has been so meaningful to learn about my great grandmother, Minnie Isabella, who died not long after giving birth to my grandfather.
She was only in her mid-twenties when she passed away, and from what I've learned, she was a woman full of life and love.
I hope Minnie will follow suit.

We had lots more family boy names we liked, especially on Robert's side, so we are still having a tough time narrowing in on a girl name.
We've still got 3 more months before we really have to decide, right?

My heart is full of love for this little squirmer inside me.
I think everything feels so much more real this time because I've gone through it before.
I can remember meeting Minnie for the first time and the love that poured into my heart at that moment.
I've now spent 20 months watching that little body grow and personality blossom and I am overcome with gratitude to be a mother to my little girl.
And now, to think I get two of them! This heart of mine just might burst.


  1. Yay!!!! I'm so excited for you guys. I can't wait for you to have another adorable girl. Congrats congrats!!!

  2. Aww congrats! Can't wait to find out what I'm having!

  3. I'm sososososo excited for this new little baby girl Collard. She will be my favorite like Minnie is, I promise.

    If it's family names you're after how about Megan! You know I'm joking, right? But seriously, no matter what you name the beautiful babe WE will love her with everything...

  4. CONGRATULATIONS! that's so exciting!