About Me

South Louisiana
I have been married for 20 years to a great husband and we have 8 children ranging in age from 1 to 18 years. I am a homeschooling mom, which can be very challenging. I love sewing, knitting, reading, gardening and have recently started oil painting. I love to create. I really want to have a blog to show off some of the stuff I create, but I also want to share about my life and family. email me at ctrich8@bellsouth.net

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Drumroll Please......

Baby number 8 is a GIRL!!!!!!!!!


I was almost sure she was a boy LOL The boys are a little disappointed, they really wanted a brother to even everything out. Now the girls have a big lead with 5 girls to 3 boys ; ) No name yet, I was settled on Sophia, but Chad let me know that he did not like that name. Since she belongs to him too, I figure we can pick out another name. I can't wait to start sewing for her! I found a local sewing machine dealership that also sells gorgeous fabric. It is expensive heirloom fabric, but little baby clothes don't take much. I am almost finished knitting a little sweater for her. I started it before knowing boy or girl, so it is a deep grey. Since she is a girl, I will add a picot edge on it to make it more feminine.

Everything looked great on the ultrasound. We could see her moving around and drinking her amniotic fluid YUM LOL As many times as I have done this, God's creation never stops amazing me! To think that only a few months ago she was a single cell, and in a few more months she will be a full grown newborn! She has already grown so much from my 12 week ultrasound, I cannot wait to see what she looks like!

edited to add: sorry the font is so big, I cannot for the life of me figure out how to fix it!

20 comments:

Amber said...

Oh - how exciting! I love Sophia but yeah, Dad has to love the name too...maybe it will grow on him :-)
Congrats again!

Amber said...

You can always name her Bella (ha ha) :-)

Marie said...

Yay! Congrats! I am so excited for you!

Jillybean said...

Congratulations!!
I can't wait to see what you sew for her.

Pampered Brat said...

Congrats!
I have been checking back all afternoon waiting for an update!
I love the name Sophia but I guess dad should have a say so too.
I can't wait to see newborn baby pics...there is nothing sweeter then a tiny baby and their little puppy noises.

Angie said...

Congratulations! I'm sure she will be a very spoiled little girl with lots of big sisters to dress her up. :)

Glad everything looks good. Have a great day!

Stephanie said...

Awww, Congratulations!

Taiya said...

Congratulations! Girls are great! Okay, so are boys.. but in this case, since she is a girl... girls are great! :)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

How exciting - it somehow seems more real when you know what you are having. So glad that you are keeping well.

mommyholly said...

YAY!!! Congrats on Miss Baby Girl!!! :) Im sure you will be sewing some SUPER cute things for her- make sure to share, I am dying to see!!
xoxox Holly

randi said...

Awesome! I just love baby girls. Boys are great too, but girls hold a special place in my heart.

Blessings to you!

RachelQ said...

congrats!!! What a blessing!!

ladydi said...

Wonderful news! Aren't names funny? Some names that are perfectly nice names for grown up adult type people just won't work for a baby. I like the name Harriet, but could you ever see a soft little baby Harriet? or Connie, or Linda, or Cheryl, or
Donna? But not everybody can be named Emma or Molly or Carrie, which to me are perfect baby names. Good luck with finding the perfect name for her to grow up with!

Cassie said...

Big news needs a big font, don't you think? Lucky you...I LOVE baby girls. I'm sure I would love baby boys too, but how would I know? At my house, it's all about the girl. LOL!

Take care, Tonya~
Cassie

Petra said...

A girl!!! That is so wonderful, congratulations, Tonya!!! There's so many many beautiful things to sew for a girl... ;)

Autum said...

Congratulations to you all!! This little one has a wonderful family waiting to welcome her!

jona said...

Yay!! A little girl!!! Girls are so much fun to sew for aren't they? I'm sure the boys will be fine once they get used to the idea (of course she'll never get a date with those big brothers around).

You look great!

myinspired♥{sandra} said...

Congratulations!! I love pink :)

CJ said...

Congratulations on your newest baby!

Tine said...

A girl!! Fantastic! The boys will love her to pieces :)
Congratulations, I am sure you will find a name that you both like.