Dear Baby Girl,

I never in a million years thought I would be here.

I always knew I wanted children, but I never imagined what they would be like. After giving birth to two boys I was certain that I was destined to be a #boymom—and that was great!

I love my boys more than anything. I feel confident (for the most part) in parenting them. They are wild and rough, sweet and sassy, and they ALWAYS keep us on our toes. I know what to expect from them at this point and I was comfortable that baby number three would be very similar.

Then we found out about you!

The woman on the other side of the phone asked “Do you want to know the sex of the baby?” I said “Yes!” And she was very excited to tell me that you were a girl. I was shocked! I laughed and laughed and shared the news with your dad. He was just as shocked.

Every time you welcome a new baby into the family you change as a mother. I am so excited to see how your presence changes all of us. ?

We have more pink than I could have ever imagined in our lives. I bought hair clips and headbands for the first time. Your little outfits make me smile each time I look at them.

But what I am most excited about is the relationship I know we will have. ?

I am terrified of your teenage years, but I have a while to prepare for that! (Although, I’m not sure I’ll ever be fully prepared.)

I am so excited to watch you grow, and I can’t wait for your brothers to meet you!

You are a long awaited amazing addition to our family. ?

On this last night as a family of four I am embracing the excitement, the anxiety and the changes. I’m cherishing my time spent with your brothers and I am eagerly awaiting the feeling of holding you in my arms.

You will complete our family in a way I never imagined.


Former #boymom of two; so excited to be promoted to a #boyandgirlmom of three