It’s a Girl!

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We’re having a little girl! A LITTLE GIRL! Bring on the dresses, tights, pigtails and teenage hormonal rage! As you can see, I couldn’t help myself and bought this darling Imoga cross stitch dress for the little one on Gilt (they have a children’s section, sohelpmegod), but I PROMISE to keep my little girl clothing expenditures in check.

(HAHAHAAAAAAAAA. Ha.)

We are so incredibly thrilled to be given the chance to raise both a boy and a girl, and when we told Wito the exciting news, he clasped his hands together and exclaimed, “Oh, a girl! I’ve always wanted something soft to sleep with!” Cue heart explosion. He is going to be such a wonderful big brother.

Oh! And! We got the house and will be moving in three weeks. Hooray! There is much to do before we move in, so the remainder of January will be a bit crazy. D is spending his evenings and weekends at the new place, and it is going to be a race against time to get our changes complete before moving day. I’ve been trying to document the renovations with photos, though, so hopefully I can post some of the small improvements we are making to bring this 60s modern back to her original glory.

In the meantime, please feel free to bestow upon me your best baby girl-rearing advice. We’ve been solely about the penis ’round here for the past three years, so any and all advice is welcome!



COMMENTS (122)

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  1. How exciting! Congrats!

  2. Oh, so exciting!!! Congrats to the whole Whoorl family. xoxo.

  3. Congratulations! I know nothing about raising girls, but I know they have way cuter clothes! Good luck keeping that shopping habit in check!
    .-= Jill´s last blog ..Oh! Oh! Ee! Oh! =-.

  4. Oh, yay! Congratulations!!!
    .-= Meghan´s last blog ..01/19/10: Grilled Cheese Goodness =-.

  5. I’ve had one of each for three whole weeks now, so I am an Expert. Here is my advice: wipe front to back, and remember that girls wet their diapers further back than boys. Until she’s bigger, that’s exactly the only difference whatsoever.

  6. I had a boy first, then a girl. We love having one of each. You are going to have a blast! (Can you tell I haven’t reached “hormonal rage” yet?)

    Congratulations!!!

  7. Congrats!

  8. Congratulations! Little girls are so much fun. I will agree with what you already know, though – keeping spending in check with all those precious, adorable little girl things available is nearly an impossibility.
    .-= Jessie´s last blog ..The Top Five Things I Would Rather Be Doing Right Now =-.

  9. Even though you already told me, I am so! excited that you’re having a girl. I love my boys as much as their sister, but there’s something different about girls.

    (Related: the hormonal rage kicks in at birth. Seriously.)
    .-= Angella´s last blog ..Life Is A Highway =-.

  10. Oh my word, she’s going to be so beautiful and have the best hair EVER.:)

    Congrats!
    .-= Kali´s last blog ..Fashion Quandary: Stefanie =-.

  11. Yay!!! Congratulations!

  12. Oh my heart just sings when I hear about people having baby girls (I have two of my own). That dress is ADORABLE. Congratulations!
    .-= Diane´s last blog ..Girl Talk Thursday – My body is a wonderland =-.

  13. AIEEEEEEEEEEE! Congratulations!

    I don’t even want to THINK about the clothes this kid will have. And the hair! OMG THE HAIR!

    :-)
    .-= samantha jo campen´s last blog ..Kicking 2009 to the CURB =-.

  14. Well I don’t have to tell you how awesome sister’s are. So woohoo that Wito gets to have one. So happy for you. While your site was loading I kept saying “be a girl. be a girl. be a girl.”

    My best girl-rearing advice: Don’t circumcise!
    .-= Carrisa´s last blog ..this week in my life =-.

  15. YAY! congrats! Girls are just wonderful. They practically raise themselves! :)
    .-= Manda´s last blog ..Delurk time =-.

  16. I’m kicking myself for that apostrophe above.
    .-= Carrisa´s last blog ..this week in my life =-.

  17. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    Girls really are divine – such a stark difference from boys (what little I’ve seen second-hand, as I have no boy(s) – YET)! So enjoy all the frou frou and fluff and sweetness and extra love. You’re in for a wonderful ride.
    .-= mommaruthsays´s last blog ..give a button, get a button! =-.

  18. Congrats Whoorl! Baby girls are SO FUN!

    Seriously… beware of Gilt’s Saturday sales that feature kid clothes. High end boy clothes are easy to resist, but GIRL CLOTHES! OMG, must have one of everything! Incidentally, I also bought that same Imoga dress for my little girl. So cute.

    Have fun!

  19. Congratulations! That little girl is sure to be one of the best dressed in California (and will probably grow to have the best hair, too!

  20. Wonderful! And Wito just made my heart pop.
    .-= deb´s last blog ..tomato sauce with onion and butter =-.

  21. Congratulations! All the little girl clothes are so cute. It is going to be hard to keep spending in check.
    .-= Melinda´s last blog ..Let’s Go Spirit! =-.

  22. Congratulations! I love having a little girl. Of course, boys are pretty kick-ass too. :)
    .-= Groovymarlin´s last blog ..Gettin’ Nakey? =-.

  23. Hooray! Congratulations!
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..the first thing on my Life List should probably be “update blog” =-.

  24. Hurray!

  25. Congratulations!!! A baby girl, a Whoorlita! That dress is just precious too.
    .-= erika´s last blog ..Check! =-.

  26. Congratulations! Girls rock!
    .-= Suzanne´s last blog ..Need an excuse to eat out in Raleigh today? =-.

  27. Congrats, Sarah. My only child is a girl (who is now 18). But when she was little, it was a lot of fun.

    Wito gets a sister.
    .-= martymankins´s last blog ..Alex, I’ll Take Blog Posts for 200 =-.

  28. Ooooh, how perfect!

    I feel like doing a little girl clothing round-up on Style Lush just for you :)

  29. Oh, CONGRATS! So exciting! I do hope everyone knows you plan to name her Kristin.

    Wito is going to be such a great big brother!
    .-= Kristabella´s last blog ..The Five-Day Week =-.

  30. Congratulations! She will have great hair :)

  31. Congrats!! I have 3 boys and am pregnant with my 4th boy, so as far as advice, I got nothing!! She will have the best hair!!

  32. I am exploding with happiness for you. That is going to be one well dressed baby girl.

  33. Congratulations! She will inherit some uber-gorgeous genes.
    .-= kirida´s last blog ..the story of a name =-.

  34. Congrats!!!

  35. Susie Sunshine says:

    Congratulations! The lucky little thin has no idea that she’s already a shoo-in for “Best Hair” in her yearbook.

  36. I knew it! That is such exciting news. No advice here, as I live in the House O’ Penii, but congratulations!

  37. Congrats!! Girls are so much fun. Bring on the pigtails and braids!

  38. Oh, yay yay yay yay yay! You deserve a girl. Plus, “a girl for Whoorl” rhymes, so it HAD to happen eventually.

  39. Elizabeth says:

    Congratulations!!! My one an only child is a girl an man they can wrap you around thier finger an than some!!

  40. Miguelina says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! Wita has three older men to choose from here in Boston! ;)

  41. OMG! SQUEEEEEE!
    I have a girl and she’s fantastic! I figure if mine is awesome so too will yours be!
    AM. TOO. EXCITED. TO. BREATHE!!!!!!!

  42. Congratulations! I have 2 boys and a girl. She’s only 18 months, but so far she acts pretty much like her brothers do. Except she’s louder, if that’s possible, and she already has a fetish for shoes.
    .-= C @ Kid Things´s last blog ..I Get It Now =-.

  43. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

    I am beyond excited for you. Little girls are so, so, SO much fun. So are boys, but GIRLY THINGS YAY!

    Also. I read what Wito said. And then I promptly died from the cuteness.
    .-= Rebecca (Bearca)´s last blog ..I can’t believe I’m posting this =-.

  44. I KNEW it was going to be a girl! And what a fantastically gorgeous girl it’s going to be too!! Congratulations!

    I only have one girl and she just turned 13. And I won’t horrify you yet as you have a LONG time to worry about the teens!
    .-= Kim Yamaguchi´s last blog ..Our newest additions =-.

  45. How exciting! Congratulations!

  46. yay!! on the house and the baby girl!!
    .-= Abby´s last blog ..i heart u Goodwill! =-.

  47. Awww, how wonderful all around!

  48. As a younger sister who has spent the last hour looking into “sister as best man” I can honestly say, older brothers are the best! So excited for your family to experience the best sibling pair ever!

  49. Congratulations! You don’t need advice; you ARE a girl, you’ll figure it out.

    That is to say, enjoy the young years. They get more complicated, the older they get. They are more fun to dress, though.

    (Ignore me. I have a nearly-12-year-old daughter, so obviously I am drinking through it….) ;)
    .-= Mir´s last blog ..Sense of self =-.

  50. Congratulations!

    And don’t even THINK about not spending on cute clothes. I would almost have another one if I were guaranteed I’d get another girl [and my child is 13]. There is just too damn much cute stuff.

  51. Congratulations! There is no doubt that your daughter will be stunning, and so much fun! I have two boys, so my advice for girls is nil. Also, the house you found sounds amazing, hoping you have a chance to post some pictures.

  52. yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy!
    .-= SAJ´s last blog ..back to the routine… =-.

  53. (Wo) Man alive…SO excited for your three. And selfishly for the amount of awesome coming the way of the internets. Let the girliest adventures begin!

    PS Per the other awesome project…I can’t wait to see the 60′s Reno shots. Further my MCM addiction at will.

  54. Well! That is AWESOME news. Congratulations!
    .-= vahid´s last blog ..still vexed =-.

  55. Yay! How fun to have a boy and a girl! :)
    .-= Ally´s last blog ..28 =-.

  56. That little girl will have the prettiest hair ever! Ahhh! Congrats!

  57. Congratulations! Think about all of the great hair styles you will be able to do AND the wisdom you will be able to pass down to another generation.
    .-= jen´s last blog ..Ampersand love =-.

  58. Pamela Wright says:

    Congrats! We are happily raising two girls over here and the best bit of advice I can give is for D: Tell her over and over and over again how beautiful she is. Yes, she’s going to be beautiful on the inside and praise that too. But we were utterly shocked to find out how early our daughters wanted their Dad’s approval about their appearance. My husband does such a great job at this. He notices little details about their hair and outfits and you can tell it means a lot to the girls. He also buys them flowers and takes them out for special Daddy/daughter dates. The women I know in real life who are the most confident are the ones who had a great relationship with their Daddy. We figure that if our daughter grows up hearing that she is beautiful and is being treated as such, she is going to be less likely to put out for the first loser that hands her a wilted carnation and tells her she’s kinda cute.

  59. Woo Hoo!!!!

    I’m with you – had a boy first, girl second. I originally (pre-kids) would have wanted the reverse, but this is A-OK, too. I fully expect to see my daughter’s friends wanting to date her brother and my son’s friends wanting to date my daughter. And then I will fall over dead.

    Girls are different from boys (duh), but I tell myself daily to just go with the flow. I’m sure you’ll do this beautifully. Congratulations.
    .-= Julie´s last blog ..A Frugal Gourmet =-.

  60. Congrats!! Wito=ADORABLE!!

    And I don’t think I would be able to contain the girly shopping if my next one was a girl. So I say go forth and SHOP :)

  61. Pamela Wright says:

    Oh, and selfishly I’m really glad you’re having a girl. Maybe you will start including some stuff on Hair Thursday about how to do little girl’s hair.

    If so, my daughter is first in line. :) Her hair is so different from mine and I really struggle with how to cut and style it. And then to add all those pretty bows and braids, ugh!

  62. Yay! Girls are fun. And they have the BEST clothes.
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..painting myself into a corner. then another one. and another one. =-.

  63. Congrats! If I had a girl, I’d go broke with the wardrobe options! Start saving up!
    .-= Tina´s last blog ..Family Playlist: Be My Valentine =-.

  64. Congratulations!!! Sure she’ll be a beautiful and of course with great hair. Keep us updated.

  65. Congrats! So exciting, and fun!

  66. LOVE the dress. No girl raising advice as mine is still a fetus. I do expect many future shopping posts so I can glean inspiration from you.
    .-= Mama Bub´s last blog ..Vegas Weekend =-.

  67. HURRAY! I can’t wait to hear what amazing name you give her. You guys are good at that sort of thing.

  68. Yay, congratulations!!

    No advice, as I have to crack the windows at my house for all the testosterone of living with 3 males. But I’m glad to hear everything is going smoothly with your pregnancy. As for the adorable dress… you’re the mother of a boy, I’m sure you’ve already lamented the fact that girls’ clothing racks outnumber boys’ clothing racks by AT LEAST three to one, so why not go ahead and have fun? :)
    .-= Melissa´s last blog ..and now back to our regularly scheduled chaos =-.

  69. Congratulations! Having one of each has been such a joy for us this past year. I’ll warn you though, you might not have to wait for the teen years for the hormonal rage, Lu does a pretty good job at only 14 months.

    Happy shopping!

  70. YIPPEE!!! glad to hear you won’t be the ONLY woman in a house with 3 men! Now it’s nice and even. I have no children, and not much advice, but if she’s half as cute as Wito, WATCH OUT!
    .-= Trinity(of haiku tofu)´s last blog ..Lazy Samoas + Tempeh Hot Wings =-.

  71. YAY!!!!! Congrats!!!!!! I am so excited for your family!! Can’t wait to see the house and the baby!!!!!!
    .-= Allison´s last blog ..Yesterday… =-.

  72. Congratulations! My friend has a boy and she just found out she is having a girl. Balance all round…

    p.s. I have a 4 y/o niece and I buy her clothes *all* the time. Start your budget now!
    .-= Christine´s last blog ..A view of my desk =-.

  73. I just got a brand new niece. She’s the most adorable thing ever. No advice from me, though. Just love her and she’ll turn out as precious and sweet as Wito. CONGRATULATIONS!
    .-= beyond´s last blog ..eggnog & trees =-.

  74. AHH! YEY! Congrats, lady!
    .-= Mrs. Flinger´s last blog ..Delurking Day twenty-ten =-.

  75. HOORAY!!! Congrats! So excited for you guys!!!
    .-= HollyLynne´s last blog ..Checking things off the 2010 list =-.

  76. oh man.
    you won’t believe how easy potty training is.
    sna-ap.
    also the wiping front to back thing is a good one.

  77. I have no advice. But I literally squeeed with glee upon reading merely the title of your post… I had my boys(the triplets) first, and then I had my girls (the twins) last. I am super glad that the girls have big brothers, and for me I’m glad I got to do the girly thing…B/c man was blue grating on me. :)
    YAY YOU!

  78. Since she’s a girl and not a puppy, I have no advice, but I’m so thrilled for you and your family!

  79. I’ve got a girl, and I got nothin’. Other than poop shrapnel is miserable in vaginas, because it gets stuck in EVERYTHING in there. All those CREVICES.

    Congratulations on the official confirmation! Whoo!

  80. Congratulations!!! I’m sure Wito will be such a sweet big brother, and I’m more than a little excited to see all of the cute girly things you will find for her. Budget be darned, little girl stuff is just too cute to pass up!
    I don’t have babies yet so no advice, except to say Pamela Wright’s advice above is absolutely spot on! My dad still buys me flowers whenever I visit my folks, and it still means the world to me.
    .-= Hip Hip Gin Gin´s last blog ..Keel’s Simple Diary =-.

  81. Oh my god! Congratulations! I am already jealous of your daughter to be: She has a mom that is so good at all things “girlie”!

  82. First of all, OFFICIAL CONGRATULATIONS, even though I MAY have already congratulated you once before. (Is there such a thing as too many happy wishes of joy? NO THERE IS NOT.)

    So, my advice.

    I spent SO. MUCH. MONEY on little sweet dresses and then… they were awful to deal with until she started walking. Dresses are so cute on the hanger! But then you have to put a baby wearing a dress into a car seat and… it just bunches and wrinkles and GAH. And a baby CRAWLING in a dress… it just makes the whole thing impossible. If I could tell myself one thing, it would be to buy a few dresses in infant sizes (because WHO CAN RESIST THEM ALL) but to be prepared to not be able to really go nutso until she’s big enough to walk and model them correctly.

    The end.

    (SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!)

  83. I’m beyond thrilled for you all! xoxo
    .-= metalia´s last blog ..The First Rule Of Baby Fight Club Is… =-.

  84. Congratulations, there’s a reason there is a song titled, “Thank Heaven for Little Girls.” I have no advice, just get ready for the fun times-dollies, dress up, painting toenails, and little girls in ballet outfits are the cutestthingohmyGod!!!
    .-= elz´s last blog ..Bad Influence =-.

  85. Congratulations! Girls are so much fun, although in my limited parenting experience thus far, I find them, umm, a bit more challenging than their brothers, but who knows. Maybe it’s just my little girl?

    Who cares, though, the tights make it all worth while. Also, the little mary janes. Sigh.

  86. tera Stephens says:

    tears.. tears… tears…
    soooo excited for you!!!! harper will have some lovely goodies to pass on to her!!!
    and my god she will be gorgeous!!!!
    can’t wait to meet her
    xoxoxoxo

  87. Sonja von Franck says:

    YES!! You’re going to love it. We have a nearly three year old boy and now a seven month old girl. It took us a while to get excited about having a girl because we were so enamored with having a boy – but we knew we were being silly! Little girls are fun and big brothers rock! The dress tip is a good one – carseats and crawling do make them difficult. I would say get ready to have to organize and store more types of clothing/accessories. In addition to onsies, pants, socks & shoes – you’ve got tights/leg warmers, hairbands/bows, way more hats, and those little frilly underpants that people love to give for under dresses – I’ve got about 15 pairs!! So drawer dividers and closet organization is key. Congrats again!! I can’t wait to see her!!

  88. How exciting! I’m thrilled for both of you. Wito’s response could not be any cuter! :)

    I look forward to seeing photos of the new place and the changes you’ll be making!

  89. yay! This is such nice news!
    Girls are fantastic. They are totally worth all the emotional drainage. heh.
    .-= ali´s last blog ..Gladys Hardy isn’t the only one who drinks a little. =-.

  90. That’s awesome news! Congratulations!
    .-= Stefanie´s last blog ..That one time someone asked me to come in for an interview. =-.

  91. Congrats! How fun that will be, and how lucky SHE will be to have such an adorable big brother. LOVE his response. :)
    .-= Katharine´s last blog ..Coming Soon… =-.

  92. I just came across your blog randomly, but wanted to add my congrats. We have a three year old son and a one year old daughter and feel SOOOO lucky to experience both a son and a daughter. Wishing you and your family the best!

  93. I grew up as one of two girls, the only piece of advice I have for you is this: When the kids get older, make sure any shared bathroom has a double vanity. Two sinks = crucial to your survival as a parent of 1, 3, or 15 girls.
    .-= Jamie´s last blog ..Starting Off 2010 Just Like 2009 – Late. Hrmph. =-.

  94. Oh, congrats!! I will chime in as the grateful mother of a boy and a girl. While I would never say “it’s better,” I will say that watching the differences between these two children…both in gender and in temperament…adds a dimension to parenting I never could have expected.

    So, so happy for you!
    .-= Asha {Parent Hacks}´s last blog ..Transparent blue recycling bags streamline getting donated clothes and toys out the door =-.

  95. How Perfect:) Yay!!!
    .-= MO´s last blog ..Just getting over the holidays! =-.

  96. oh yipee!!!!!!!!!!
    congrats friend…girlies are so, so fun ;-)
    xoxo
    .-= joslyn´s last blog ..Loving… =-.

  97. Congrats on your news! I thank God every day for my two beautiful girls and don’t know how I would move through this world without them. I look forward to everything about them growing up and the things we will be able to share, manicures, spa visits, shoe shopping trips, makeup tips….oh the possibilities are endless.

    BUT, girls are way more sticky to handle than boys so get your patience on because you will be dealing with every emotion under the sun.

    Girls actually care about what they are wearing so enjoy picking the outfits for as long as you can, because before you know it, no matter how fashionable and hip you are they will think you are the biggest dork who doesn’t know how to dress….except for sometimes.

    Sincere congratulations. You are truly blessed.

    Sadie at heymamas

  98. OH! So very exciting!
    As the Mom of both a boy and a girl – I LOVE it! I wouldn’t want it any other way.
    Congrats.

  99. Oh my goodness! Congrats!

  100. I’m just not sure where to start with this one. Cogratulations is guess would be the natural place. Love the dress. You will have endless fun dressing your little darling. I have a 21 month year old girl and she is a constant joy. I also have a 16 year old step daughter. She’s just now coming out the other end of the hormonal rage stage. I see a light at the end of the tunnel but cannot imagine my own little redhead from the ages of 13-15. God help me.

  101. Congrats! I have two boys myself so I have NO advice to offer you. Your daughter is going to have THE BEST hairstyles EVAH, though. :)

  102. a girl!!

    now you wil have someone to carry out the hair thursday legacy.

    so so so excited.

  103. Congratulations!!!

  104. YAY! Congrats on a little girl! So fun.

  105. Yay a baby girl! We have a 3 year old girl and a 1 day old girl and a 21 month boy. Little girls are just precious! Congratulations! Oh the little clothes are SO cute!

  106. What happy, happy news!
    My children are now in their 20s, a girl and a boy.
    My advice?
    Enjoy the clothes. And the wee shoes. And the tiny jackets and the clever hats and…
    sniff…
    those days and years that race by. The ones where you get to choose the outfits.
    Good luck with the move. I enjoy reading your blog for your fresh style.

  107. Oh Congrats. Little Girls are darling. Little Boys are lovely too, but to be able to have one of each…….YAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!

  108. A girl! A girl! Hurrah! Derby is going to be an awesome big brother.

  109. Congratulations! That’s the combo we have- first our boy, then our girl. It’s fun and wonderful!

    Love that dress too!

    So happy for you!

  110. I FINALLY GET TO BUY GIRL CLOTHES. Hallelu-JAH! Counting down the days till summer tiiiiiime.

  111. What a perfect pair your Wito and Wita? will make. Maybe she should be Whoorlita instead.

    As a mother of 3 boys, we’re all about the penis at my house. Sorry, no advice. I don’t think you’ll have any problems with all things girlie.

    Congratulations!!!

  112. Congratulations! I’m a lurker who’s been following your blog regularly since you were pregnant with Wito. Girls are fab and I speak from experience having 3 of my own from 18 to 4 yrs old. Totally agree with “Sadie at heymamas” ~ brace yourself for the emotional roller coaster and dress ‘em while you can because at about age 3 when the independence kicks in you will have no say-so anymore. Forget about a budget ~ impossible. BUT, don’t spend good money on dress shoes… they wear ‘em once and grow out of them. Go to Target. Oh, and even though they are tacky and ugly, every little girl needs a pair of sparkle shoes… the look on her face when she has those on her feet is worth EVERY fashion violation!

  113. A Whoorlita. yay! Congratulations!

  114. Congratuations!!!!!

  115. congratulations! welcome to the world of pink, there are so many cute girl clothes, cute girl bedding, cute doll babies, it is a whole new world, enjoy! and the sweetest thing, she will have a big brother who will protect her and love her! congrats!

  116. How blessed you are to have one of each! Congrats! And, oh the little girl clothes/accessories are to DIE FOR. How fun to start shopping!
    .-= Miss E´s last blog ..Plant Dreams and a Distraction with Pretty Dresses =-.

  117. a huge congratulations to you! and omg wito kills me he’s so sweet.
    .-= mommymae´s last blog ..time, time, time, see what’s become of me =-.

  118. Hooray for the Whoorl Family! Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!
    .-= Design Mom´s last blog ..Kirtsy =-.

  119. This is sort of gross, but necessary, advice – remember to wipe front to back when changing the diaper. I have a 4 year old daughter, a 2 year old son, and another daughter who is 4 months old and it’s been a challenge to remember that with her. You don’t really have to pay attention to that with a boy, but the girls can get an infection. Congrats on the house!

  120. late on the draw, but congrats, friend. Your girl is going to be so beautiful.

  121. many congrats! so exciting. that is going to be one stylish little lady! cheers!

  122. A wee late on this…but CONGRATS….man you better pray for a head of hair fast. There is nothing like a mop of hair to complete those amazing outfits and tights she will be sporting. I don’t think you need advice, you are going to do great. Can’t wait to see what nickname you give her to compliment Wito’s.