OK, so for those of you who don't know... we didn't find out that Alli was a girl until the day she was born. We thought we'd wait until she was born for the excitement and the thrill of it all! There are so few surprises in life, and we wanted our first child to be one of those surprises. We had so many people who wanted to make their gender pick... at our couples shower, at my work, at Dad-E's work, it was crazy! My patients, families and co-workers on 7East had all said, it's totally a boy! The way you're carrying, the way you haven't gained any weight except in your belly, it's a boy for sure! They took polls at work about the baby being a boy... and at our shower, we had everyone guess on an index card what they thought the gender would be... and we had an overwhelming majority of boy. We also had heard that your dreams tell you a lot about what you are having... and Dad-E and I both had boy dreams. So, obviously, we both were kind of thinking boy... and oh boy, were we wrong!
When Alli Ru came out and became Allison Ruah Meibers... needless to say, we were sort of shocked!! A super happy, totally in love with the baby girl shocked.. but shocked none the less. I've just recently come to realize how much I absolutely LOVE having my baby be a baby girl. Not only is she starting to look like me a little more every day.. but she's so adorable to dress up!!! Her little toenails were growing out last night and I thought, wow, maybe I should paint them!? I haven't yet, but I totally will soon. And, my mom is coming to visit in a few weeks, and I'm thinking we may go together to get her ears pierced. My mom got mine done when I was about 6 months old, more because I had NO hair and no one could ever tell I was a girl... but I think it may be a good time for Alli so we can clean them and take care of them, and she won't pull at them and bother them too much yet. We'll see... stay tuned to see if we actually do. Mom & I have talked about getting Alli Ru's footprint tattooed somewhere too... but I'm thinking I'm a little too chicken to do that.
Anyway, I just wanted to say that all the adorable dresses, sunhats, headbands, bloomers, tights, legwarmers, etc in our closet just has so me so over the moon that we've got a baby girl... she's the love of our life right now, and we couldn't be happier.
OH and I found this website, and I'm in love... (there are WAY too many adorable girl clothes/outfits websites, but this one, I fell in love with.) So anyone that wants to get us some of these cute RuffleButts, we'd appreciate it! Haha!