+ Dressing my 29 week bump and it’s a…..


I can’t believe I have reached 29 weeks. Seriously! Less then 3 months. I’m starting to feel big now, and the thought that I will get way bigger freaks me out. In fact I’m measuring big for how far I am, yes another big baby in my future. I thought that wouldn’t be the case, well because everyone says girls are usually smaller….yes it is a girl! Yes, I can’t believe it. In fact, I got an extra ultrasound to check. I may have started crying the technician said there were no boy parts, I mean, I love boys but I deserve a girl. Not saying that others don’t. But I really really do. I have 8 brothers and 12 brother-in-laws and 2 sons and one very manly husband. I’m ready for a girl. A lovely little thing I can dress up, share secrets with, go shopping with and most importantly be best friends with. I know a lot of that sounds cheesy, but truly I have been dreaming of her for as long as I remember. My husband even acts a little differently with this pregnancy, almost like I’m more delicate because I have a little lady in my belly. Its quite cute.

But this time is different. I’m experienced and will be more prepared. I also feel like I get to start fresh. Now that I’m moved into my newly remodeled house, with a newly painted pink nursery to set her up in, I feel like this will be a whole different baby experience. Well, I think so, maybe. Having a girl vs. a boy. I can’t wait to buy dresses and make dresses. Oh I’m so looking forward to this. I’m mostly looking forward to have a daughter that will always be my daughter forever, who, despite the junior high days and some of high school days, will be my buddy (yes, son terminology I will have to work on that). Well, I dream anyway. Oh and side note….did I mention my very first diaper bag? Yes, I felt like it was finally time to own one and I’m so excited to use this adorable petunia pickle bottom backpack. Perfect travel companion/laptop bag. Can’t wait to test it out.

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top: nordstrom
jean top: thrifted/altered
necklace: thia pan trading
pants: sevens
shoes: franco sorto
coat and hat: h&m
bag: petunia pickle bottom


  1. Valerie says:

    Hey! I’m so happy for you! I’ve been following your blog for two and a half years now, since I started sewing. When you said you were pregnant again, I re-lived my third pregnancy. I had two boys and really wanted to have a girl because, well, it felt different than than having a boy. And, even if my relationship with my mother wasn’t what I would have wanted, I really felt mine would be different with a girl.
    Eventually, I gave birth to a girl (and I refused to discover the sex before she was born because I didn’t want to be disappointed and I thought it would be easier to accept another boy if I could have him in my armes right away.) I didn’t even look at the sex when she was born, my husband told me!
    And it IS different! She loves being with me, doing girly things (even if I’m not too girly!!!) and I love sewing for her.
    Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy (I never really enjoyed mine, I was too sick!)
    Take care, Valerie

  2. Wonderful news! I have all brothers, so I too want to have a baby girl someday :)

  3. You look so cute! I wish I could look that good pregnant! lol. :)
    I’m 35 wks with a boy. I really wanted a girl, but since it is my first I know there’s always a chance next time. I love the hat, and the side pictures to show the bump. precious!
    I’ve had a few dreams that mine turned out to be a girl, my hubby thinks it’s a sign. But we also had it checked twice, so I highly doubt that. I couldn’t imagine having that many brothers. Lovely outfit. < 3

  4. You have such a stylish bump. Here, here for girl babies. Hubby is an obstetrician and we went to enormous lengths not to find out the sex of our 2nd baby (1st was a fabulous boy). I’d talked myself into another boy not believing the Gods of genetics would give me the girl I was so desperate for. Hubby and I both cried when she was born – we were so surprised! She takes the best photos and is a real gem in the sharing lady secrets dept. Best of luck to you and your girl bump.

  5. I admittedly went back a few posts to see if you divulged that information!! I’m so excited you’re finally getting a baby girl to sweeten your family!!

  6. Helena A. says:

    OH MY GOD!!!!!! Gongratulations! You are having a Princess!!!!
    Oh, you don’t even imagine all the things you will be able to do! Sew cute little dresses, comb her hair, sew halloween outfits for her! Do make-up sessions! Shopping with her! Oh it will be SO good!
    My first was a boy and the second was a girl, and the difference is HUGE, in terms of psychological growth, both in terms of physical growth! They are SO different!
    You are a very stylish pregant lady! ūüėČ
    kisses from Portugal!

  7. So excited you’re having a girl! Congrats! My mom really, really wanted girls to craft and sew with too. Boys are fun but, girls are just so special in a very different way!

  8. Really love your styles and the photos. Have a wonderful weekend!http://www.missdressshop.co.uk/ 

  9. So happy for all of you….especially your daughter-to-be!

  10. Markelle says:

    After two boys I recieved a little girl. She is 6 months old and I still pinch myself that.I.have.a.girl. Congrats!

  11. Congratulations! My sister-in-law is having a baby girl and is about due when you are, so I am looking forward to your sewing projects for your beautiful baby. I hope you show some pictures of your new home soon!

  12. Congratulations, you look lovely!

    But wait, how many siblings do you have again?!

  13. 8 brothers!!!!!!! Wow you do deserve a girl. My twin sister and I are both pregnant right now we’re less than 6 weeks apart! She’s having a boy and I’m hoping when I find out in a few days the tech says it’s a princess! Congrats you finally got your lil girl!

  14. Awwwww Congratulations!!! You look adorable :)

  15. Congrats!!! I’ve been a blog reader for a couple of years and had to comment cause I just had my first girl after 2 little boys and it is so so amazing. Target partner! Baby dresses! Tiny bows! I feel a connection to her that I never could have imagined. Please please do some baby girl clothing tutorials, because I’ve been buying up fabric even though I’ve never sewn clothes before- all I want to do is make her clothing… Maybe a matching tunic for mama and baby even… I’ve got this gorgeous chambray fabric I’m dying to find something perfect for!

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