Life is so good.  Two days ago my husband Sam and I found out that we will be having a baby girl!  Since the day we found out we were expecting, we have hoped and prayed for just a healthy baby.  With so many people asking me what I wanted, I could never quite say, because all I knew is that this little miracle forming inside me would be just what God had planned for us. And boy or girl, this would be one of the greatest blessings I would ever know.

Sunday night before our ultrasound appointment the next morning, I asked Sam what his final guess was, boy or girl? He surprisingly got kind of serious and turned to me and said “A baby girl, hopefully just like her mom”. Tear! He knew from the beginning,  but I wasn’t so sure.  My mom came along with us to the ultrasound.  I wanted her there to share with me in this special moment.  She has been the most incredible mother, supporter and friend…and if I am just the half of  what she was for me, I would be doing something right.  She and Sam stood by my side as the doctor spread goo all over my belly and motioned around until she found a clear picture.  “Girl” she said…..and then came my bout of tears and laughs and kisses. It is one of the most amazing things to actually see her squirming about inside of me on the screen (God knows I can FEEL her!).  The doctor assured me that although I am small for 5 months, that the baby seems to be growing healthy and strong, actually measuring a little big for where I am at! Such comforting news! The last time I saw her this way was at 12 weeks when she was just a tiny thing, the size of a lime.  Now, at just over 20 weeks, she weighs almost 11 ounces and measures about 10 inches from head to heel.  I got to see her tiny hands and feet and her big round belly.  Looks like she might have daddy’s full lips too!  We are so thrilled! Now I just need to force myself to control my spending, because shopping for a girl comes a little too naturally!

If anyone knows of any great baby websites (for clothes, decor, furniture steals, ect) ….do tell!  I would love to add to my ever growing list!  The hunt begins….

These beautiful photographs were taken from the blog Thoughts From Alice W. She too is expecting a little one, and I imagine her nursery will be just perfect…perfectly vintage.


  1. cathryn

    Congratulations!!!!! What wonderful news! I can’t wait until me and my fiance have children!!!

    I love childrenswear, so you should defo check out these links!! not sure if they send to the US but got the most gorgeous clothing/accessories/toys etc!!
    Check out the scandinavian brands as well, as the scandinavians know how to design childrens clothing!!!!

    Also Babylady Inc, make gorgeous clothing for girls!

    Also a few blogs!, is a kids street style blog which is full of cute children! Also I love AND you must look at Papier Mache Magazine.

    I could go on!!!

  2. Chelsea

    ahhh i was so so excited when i saw the title of this post! i’m so happy for you guys :) you’re going to make amazing parents!

  3. Christen

    eeek! congrats! i started tearing up reading your beautiful story, and i don’t even know you!! hehe

    i found this nursery a few months ago, and thought it was gorgeous! he did a pretty mural. i know you’ve got some talent in you as far as murals go…so i’m SURE you could create something even more adorable! here’s a link (just copy and paste!):

    ps. this guy designs for anthropologie & urban outfitters. so he’s pretty legit ;)

  4. Alicia

    We loved but you really should keep an eye on and They have amazing sales on beautiful clothes and stuff for the baby room.

  5. Carly

    I am just so excited for you guys I can hardly stand it! I can’t wait to see pics of all your purchases. =)

  6. natali wonderland

    congratulations! :)

    it was today in the morning while i was trying to wake up (school, you know) and my sister was telling me how she cant wait to know if your baby is a girl or a boy. and right now she just came home and screamed (she really did!) its a girl!! :)

    congrats, congrats, congrats :)

  7. stacey

    congratulations this is so beautiful it’s making me feel all tearie,
    so pleased for you both she’s going to be a beauty! xxx

  8. Lynn

    oh what a beautiful post Kelli! Sam sounds like the swellest of dudes and you both will make miraculous parents to your little orb angel. exciting times, things they are a changin’.

    many blessings to you all! and thanks a whole lot for the wishes you left for me about my new job, it’s most appreciated lades. such a nice surprise!

  9. Sue Lyn

    Oh how lovely!! A little princess on the way.

    Congratulations!! x



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