I have been gone all morning to find out very important information.  I had my “big” ultrasound today and you probably guessed it by now:  It’s a healthy girl!  After two boys,a husband and a boy dog, this household needed some balance.

Anybody having a garage sale soon?  I am starting over in the girl clothing department.  Although I hope to use a few items from the boys.

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  • Tassie

    Congratulations. I’m not sure where you are located but my daughter just turned 1 and I have a tons of stuff still. I’m in the Cincinnati area.

  • kim

    congrats!!! I have 2 little ladies and am so blessed!!!!!

  • Andrea Reynolds

    OMG! Congratulations!!! Oh, I wish you lived near Louisiana! I have a ton of girl goodies that will need a new home soon, since my DD is pretty much past all the “baby days” (wahhhhhh 🙁 ..)

  • Congrats! I have an 18 month old girl and 8 year old girl! They are a lot of fun! Enjoy yourself and all the little pink things that go along with having a girl.

  • Tammi

    Congrats!! I have three lovely ladies myself and I love it!! I am so excited for you! Love your blog – keep up all the good work!!

  • CoNgRaTs!!!

  • Nancy

    Congratulations!! My daughter is 19 months old and is the light of my life. I don’t recall where you live, but if it’s anywhere in the Chicago vicinity, I’d be happy to have a garage sale for you with DDs things!

  • Lori


  • Congrats! What wonderful news!!! Best Wishes toyou & the family !

  • Penny Pinching Parent

    I was thinking about you yesterday afternoon after reading your tweet… I just had a feeling it would be a girl, like you said you all needed some balance to all those boys!!!

    Congratulations and so glad to hear everything is going well! :o)

  • Kathleen

    CONGRATS!!!! I have 2 boys / husband and def. feel the inequality! You give me hope……

  • ZM

    Congrats. I have a ton of girls clothes I have been trying to get rid of! Apparantly all my pregnant friends keep having boys, lol.

  • Congrats! I have 3 girls. No boys, would not know what to do with one.

  • Maria K

    Congratulations!! My first child is a boy and my second turned out to be a girl! Girls are very different than boys(2 and 1yr old). What a wonderful blessing! My daughter is such a daddy’s girl already! I live in NY if you would like I have some girl clothes for you. 🙂

  • Marcia

    I will start saving stuff for you as Samantha grows out of them.

  • Congratulations!!!

  • Letty

    Congratulations! It must be the day for change, since moneysavingmom just had her first boy after two girls and you’re having a girl after two boys! That’s just so exciting!!!

  • Jem

    Congratulations, Mercedes!

  • Kelly

    Congratulations! I’m 23 weeks pregnant myself, but my husband and I decided to keep this last one, our third, a surprise. We already have a daughter and a son so this one will be our surprise tie-breaker! By the way, I must’ve missed the post where you announced your were expecting! I had no idea and I subscribe to your blog! Can you point me towards it?

  • Stephanie T

    Congrats on the girl!! You will find uses for the little boy clothes. My daughter wears her brother’s pajamas and his old “play” clothes. But I hope that you have fun finding some girlie things too – girls are fun to dress!!!

  • Congrats…girls are so fun!

  • Congratulations Mercedes ~ how exciting!! I’m sure she’ll be such a blessing to your family. 🙂
    ~ Heidi

  • Mary

    Congrats on your little girl!

  • Catrina

    Congratulations! I finally had my girl after three boys. Then finished off with one more boy. Girls are very special! She’ll be such a blessing!

  • Deanna


    It’s the other way around here! Me, two daughters and two female dogs! POOR HUBBY!

  • Kristina

    Wow, that’s awesome! Congratulations! We must be pretty close together because I go for my ‘big’ ultrasound this Saturday! Just turned 18 weeks yesterday. I am spoiled though, I’m high risk so I’ve actually had ultrasounds every week for the past 8 weeks I think. It’s been so neat and awe-inspiring to see baby grow each week. This is our first and we’re not finding out what it is though. Our doctor knew at 13 weeks! I just have to remember to keep telling the technician Saturday at the hospital – WE DON’T WANT TO KNOW! I can’t wait to finding out how everything is going with the baby though. We’re really looking forward to it. Congratulations again and enjoy getting all of your pretty pink stuff! 🙂

  • Anne

    Congratulations, I know you’re so happy & with a little girl your life will never be the same! I hope your pregnancy goes very well & Happy Mommyhood!

  • Shelly

    We’re pretty high on testosterone levels here too. I have one daughter…followed by five boys. A husband and a male dog too! Enjoy the pink!

  • Jen

    That is EXCITING News – You need the backup!!

  • Anne

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    — has TONS of kid’s giveaways

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    ends May 7, 2009 9:00 pm EST
    – girl’s dress

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    – Caterpillar Kids – girl’s dress; your choice; up $35!

  • Karen R

    Congrats! She will have two older brothers to watch out for her.

  • That is awesome, I love having a mix of boys and girls, keeps life interesting. When are you due?

  • Thank you so much everyone for sharing in with us in this happy news. I am due October 10th. My 4yo is excited actually about a baby girl, says he still wants to keep his little brother, lol! I look forward to the changes 🙂


  • YAY! My second is a girl, and so far I think they are so much easier! Can’t wait to see you welcome the little girl into the world!

  • Jennifer

    Oh goodness, congrats! I know what is like to be severely out numbered at home. I have 5 DS’s and one DH and on Feb 1st this year FINALLY got my DD who was a total surprise to us!

  • Oh so good to hear!!! Congrats and best of luck!! Girls are so much fun!!

  • Becca


  • Congratulations Mercedes! What a lovely surprise! My 4 year old son just asked me tonight when he could have a baby sister…after two boys, I don’t think I’d be brave enough to try again! Best wishes through your pregnancy!

  • I just had a baby BOY after having 2 girls (and 2 nieces!), so I understand where you are! Check out, it’s like Craigslist (free to use an the money made selling you things is yours to keep) but is dedicated to maternity and kids stuff (lots of baby clothes)! Congrats and BRING ON THE PINK!

  • Karen

    congrats!! that is so exciting! my “baby” girl just turned 4 last month!

  • Congrats on your blessing of a baby girl! We are expecting our girl in 3 months, and started over in the girl department as well. I was able to pull out some generic clothes from my son’s stash, and was fortunate to have a friend give me the girl clothes her daughter has outgrown.

    Have fun shopping:-)

  • Claire at Choyster Cash

    how wonderful!!

  • Let me go through my stuff and see what I have. I’ve given some away already but I may still have some stuff you could use. If I do, I’ll be happy to send it your way. Your website has helped me out so much! I’ll be getting back in touch if I have stuff for you! 🙂

    Congrats! Daughters are so much fun!