It’s a Girl!

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.


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!

  1. ashley

    January 19, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    How exciting! Congrats!

  2. Emily

    January 19, 2010 at 1:16 pm

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

  3. Jill

    January 19, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    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. Meghan

    January 19, 2010 at 1:17 pm

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

  5. Annika

    January 19, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    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. ClumberKim

    January 19, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    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?)


  7. Kelly

    January 19, 2010 at 1:18 pm


  8. Jessie

    January 19, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    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. Angella

    January 19, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    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. Kali

    January 19, 2010 at 1:19 pm

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

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

  11. Nic

    January 19, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Yay!!! Congratulations!

  12. Diane

    January 19, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    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. samantha jo campen

    January 19, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    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. Carrisa

    January 19, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    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. Manda

    January 19, 2010 at 1:20 pm

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