Thursday, January 07, 2010

The Girls Have It!

The girls have it! We thought the boys would even it out. Make it 3 and 3. But the girls pulled out a win in the end. More pink and ribbons at the Blair house.

We will have 4 daughters and 2 sons.

Can you believe how many kids that is? I keep laughing when I think about it. (Ben Blair and I are both one of eight kids, so I shouldn't be shocked, but I totally am anyway.)

We had the ultrasound on December 18th. But didn't tell the kids. We wrapped up the ultrasound pics in a little box and put them under the Christmas tree. Then, on Christmas Eve during the family gathering, we let them open the box. They had no idea that the contents were baby related. The first picture said: It's a sister!

It was so great seeing their reaction. They were surprised and delighted. The whole family (including me) had been expecting a boy. So it really felt like unexpected news. Maude, my pattern girl, immediately observed: it goes boy, girl, girl, then boy, girl, girl!

When I told my brother, Josh that we would have 4 girls and 2 boys, he mentioned how he always thought of us as a "boy family." I told him I thought the same thing. I'm guessing it has to do with having a boy as the eldest child — the first toys are boy toys. The first bike is a boy bike. The first birthday parties are boy parties. Maybe the feeling will change when we add girl number four?

Thank you for all the kind inquiries over the past couple of weeks and for your patience till I had a minute to post this. We're super excited!

What about you, Dear Readers? Do you have a "boy family" or a "girl family"? Do you find out what you're having while you're pregnant? Or do you like to wait till the birth? Are you good at guessing your baby's gender (I'm not good at all!)? Do you have a pattern among your children or siblings? I really like these sorts of questions...

add to kirtsy


Blogger Andrea H said...

We are a boy family. I have 9 nephews and 1 niece on my husband's side! I would LOVE to have a little girl someday so we are looking into adoption.

Congrats on more pink (and purple)!

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 3:54:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Katie @ goodLife {eats} said...

Right now we have one of each. Everyone asks if that means we're "done," but we don't know yet. No plans right now, but we aren't ruling it out for the future either.


Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 3:55:00 PM EST  
Blogger Darcy @ m3b said...

We have a boy family.

3 boybarians, 3 nephews and only 2 nieces.

Congrats on your newest daughter! So happy for the Blair family.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 3:56:00 PM EST  
Blogger Katie said...

congrats! yay for a girl!

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 3:56:00 PM EST  
Anonymous rachel said...

what a great way to reveal the news! congratulations.

we have a girl family...poor baby boy having to wear his sister's hand-me-down jammies on occasion when the laundry was not done!

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 3:57:00 PM EST  
Blogger Amy said...

Congrats!! Girls are too much fun! I am so happy for your family!

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 3:57:00 PM EST  
Blogger Marie said...

Oh my gosh, CONGRATULATIONS on adding to your big family and with a girl too, yeah! Go pink team. :)))

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Happy 2010!

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 3:58:00 PM EST  
Blogger ellen said...

I'm always trying to guess what my friends are having and I'm usually right. Congrats on another girl. I always wanted a baby sister...

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:01:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Leanne said...

Oh, congratulations on your baby girl. I have 4 boys and 4 girls. Just perfect for us. We just found out we will finally have a granddaughter in May after having 5 grandsons. So I get to start buying pink and ruffles too.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:04:00 PM EST  
Blogger Lindsey said...

I am one of two girls, and my husband one of three boys, so we are both shocked, somewhat, that we have one of each. It is a joy, of course, but I feel sadness that my daughter won't have a sister. So four girls sounds like a marvelous sisterhood!

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:06:00 PM EST  
Blogger Emily said...

So far we're going to be a boy family. My husband's sister has a boy and next Monday we'll be having our first child - a boy.

Yay for little girls! I'll admit to a little bit of jealousy...if only because baby tutus are so darn cute!


Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:07:00 PM EST  
Blogger joolee said...

What a fun way to tell your kids the news! I myself come from a family of 6 - 3 boys, 3 girls. The pattern went boy, girl, boy, boy, girl, girl. As the 2nd child, I was the only girl for awhile and boy was I unhappy when my 3rd brother was born! my mom said I stood in the corner of the hospital room and wouldn't touch him!

My husband's from a fam of 5 boys, so it's amazing at all that we have a daughter. 6 of the 9 grandkids are boys, so we need more girls in the fam! We've got one of each and are expecting #3 (the tiebreaker!)this July. We've decided not to find out what it is - we're excited for a BIG surprise this time. :) Congrats again! Any ideas on names?

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:16:00 PM EST  
Blogger Kendra@My Insanity said...

We like balance! I found out #4 will be a boy, so it will be girl, boy, girl, boy.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:21:00 PM EST  
Blogger Shanna said...

awww.. congrats! we have (get ready) boy, boy, girl, boy, boy, boy, boy, girl!

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:23:00 PM EST  
Blogger MLDB said...

We are totally a girl family. We have 2 girls (and plan to stop at that). I found out via ultrasounds with my first, but kept the second a suprise. I "knew" that I was having a girl both times, but allowed others to convince me that it was a boy the second time. We were all really surprised when Lillian was born as opposed to Everett....I love the ribbons and bows!

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:25:00 PM EST  
Blogger Anne said...


I don't have kids so I can't answer for myself, but have a fun little story that belongs to my sister. When she was pregnant with triplets (her first um, three) and before they were able to find out the sex of the babies, her husband had a dream that he was on a baseball field (he's obsessed) playing ball with his three children, two girls and a boy. Sure enough...two girls and a boy! Not sure if he had a similar dream when she was pregnant with their fourth, but I wouldn't be surprised!

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:27:00 PM EST  
Blogger The Bee Hive said...

That is so exciting (and inspiring being that I was fully prepared to have five or six children but am currently rethinking that--thank you last weeks of pregnancy, wink wink)!

Congrats on the girl! After having two boys, the nursery and all the little crafts and projects I have been working on are all about flowers, ruffles, and nothing brown or blue! :-)

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:27:00 PM EST  
Blogger Design Mom said...

So many great comments! Isn't the boy family/girl family thing interesting?

Thanks for all the sweet congratulations.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:27:00 PM EST  
Blogger Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Congratulations! I'm such a tomboy, I thought it was impossible for me to birth girls. Turns out, we are a "girl family!" Not so impossible, after all!

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:29:00 PM EST  
Blogger Adventures In Babywearing said...

Congrats to your family, Gab! I had 3 boys & then a girl!


Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:31:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Julie Cole said...

So exciting! We're 3 boys and 3 girls. It was weird because we started off with one boy and three girls so for a while (OK, 17 months) I felt like a real girl family until the next little fella arrived. Baby boy arrived in April to even out the teams.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:33:00 PM EST  
Anonymous juicefairy said...

Congratulations on your new addition.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:35:00 PM EST  
Blogger paperseed said...

Congrats! We both wanted to have a girl first and were SO happy when we found out. Now we're hoping for another one and I think we'd be truly open to a boy or a girl (although another girl would be much cheaper since we already are stocked on clothes!).

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:37:00 PM EST  
Blogger Amy said...

Yeah for girls!

I am currently pregnant (due the beginning of April) with our third daughter. My poor hubs...

People are already asking if we are done or if we are going to keep trying for a boy. Good thing I am a pretty good pregnant lady, but I don't know if my hubs is ready to tempt fate and have another girl!

;) amy

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:40:00 PM EST  
Anonymous bdaiss said...

Congratulations team girl!

I thought for sure we would have 2 boys. Turns out we have one of each. I'm still adjusting to the shell-shock of pink in my life. I'm such a tom boy I have no idea what to do with all that pink. (I'm so hoping she'll skip the princess phase. Ugh.)

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:40:00 PM EST  
Blogger Anderson said...

Congrats on the new little girl! I'll bet she's darling. We have a boy now, 2 1/2, and feel that trucks and balls and BOY STUFF in general rule our lives... but we are having a little girl next month (sheesh- that's soon), so things will most likely change. We already have a whole slew of hair bows and pink things dominating at least her room. I doubt it will stop there. So yeah- we're a 50/50 family. We wanted it that way, so we're pretty stoked. Families are pretty great regardless of their make up, though... it's cool that they always just seem to WORK. :) Congrats again.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:40:00 PM EST  
Blogger Blogful said...

I have four sisters with boys sprinkled in between here and there. I cannot tell you how wonderful my life is because of my sisters. Especially now that I am a mom. I am so excited that your girls will have each other. Congratulations.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:42:00 PM EST  
Blogger jen said...

congratulations on the girly-news!
we most definitely have a girl family.
that is going to be completely rocked in the next few weeks with the addition of little boy blue.
i'm pretty sure he'll be wearing pink at some point in his life.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:42:00 PM EST  
Blogger Lottie Lou said...

We are definitely a girl family with 6 nieces and a daughter of our own. We are pregnant with our second, due in March and keeping the gender a surprise. I'm about 99% sure it's another girl though! I tell my husband that we have to keep going until we get the boy.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:43:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Kimberly/Mom in the City said...

Congrats! Although I grew up in a large family, I'm amazed by people with large families today.

We're definitely a boy family. The first, we didn't have a preference. The second, I wanted the same as the first (since we were only having 2) so that they could grow up as best buds. So far, my prayers have been answered and they adore one another (that is when they are not battling!).

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:46:00 PM EST  
Blogger Morgan Rae said...

love it! my husband and i have two sons, two nephews and one niece. but i come from a family of 2 boy and 4 girls. you will LOVE it! congratulations on your new blessing.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:48:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Lauren said...

We're a girl family -- 4 girls in alphabetical order!
We're praying #5 (when it's time) will be a boy.

I am constantly dismayed by all the negative comments I receive from strangers: "Wait until they're teenagers!" "You must have your hands full!"

I still haven't come up with a good comeback, except to say that children are a blessing and mine are a joy too.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:54:00 PM EST  
Blogger Monkey Business said...

I had boy/girl twins first and then a boy...number 4 is still a surprise! Our house is a boy house, but I don't think it has much to do with the boy:girl ratio.
I am more tomboy than girlie girl still and my daughter's dress up clothes and barbies go untouched.
I think your house ends up being one or the other just because. That is probably why your brother thinks of your house as a boy house. And it probably always will be!

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:59:00 PM EST  
Blogger Steph said...


I am a 'girl' mom. I knew I'd be good with and enjoy a family full of squealing pig tailed girls.

Then I had three boys. We have a house full of Star Wars, football cards, and boots.

I was reflecting on how not a "boy mom" I am this morning when they were all screeching through the house, running into walls, shouting unintelligible words, and slamming doors at 7 am.

My fourth and last baby was a girl. I can't imagine our lives without this little touch of pink.

I guess it all turned out just as it was meant to. ;)

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 5:02:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Cassandra said...

I am so happy for you! Girls are so sweet.

We are a girl family, everyone at our house is a girl except my husband!

Roxy - dog, Baby - cat, Ashlee - baby girl and me!

Bring on the pink at your house!

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 5:16:00 PM EST  
Blogger michelle said...

I have two little girls. I'd love a son, but I have a feeling I'm only going to pop out females.

Congratulations - girls rule.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 5:17:00 PM EST  
Blogger Laura said...

We are a solid girl family, with three daughters (and hopefully one more baby soon).

I am curious: how will you fit everyone in the car? Is there a car/van that seats 8?

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 5:25:00 PM EST  
Blogger ZoiHoku said...

Congratulations!!!! What a beautiful blessing!

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 5:25:00 PM EST  
Blogger sara said...

We have a boy followed by 3 girls. After having had one of each I wanted the 3rd baby to be a surprise (on gender at delivery) but when I found out at my first appointment that they were to be twins, I had to know. At subsequent ultrasounds we were told they were two boys, then one of each, and finally two girls. I'm glad we started out with our boy though, to keep the girls in check :)

Congratulations on #6!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 5:26:00 PM EST  
Blogger janeannechovy said...

I come from a family of four girls, two boys, and I LOVE having lots of sisters. Our pattern was girl boy girl boy girl girl--my youngest sister used to get a lot of razzing that she was "supposed" to be a boy. In my own family, I have two boys and then a surprise girl. I never thought of myself as a mom of boys, so I'm really glad I got a girl. And I'm really glad that my boys are not destructomatics like some other boys I've known.

Congrats and good luck!

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 5:43:00 PM EST  
Blogger s g said...

congrats, I grew up in a family of 4 girls and 2 boys as well, it was perfect and I LOVE having 3 sisters, it is the absolute best. I like you, always guess the opposite and have had no inklings about the gender of my kids.

Get ready for more pink!

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 5:47:00 PM EST  
Blogger heather said...

Congrats!!!! This is very exciting news.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 5:48:00 PM EST  
Blogger toocoolisoms said...

We are a boy family. 4 boys 2 girls. Our patter child says that the 2nd group is a mirror image of the first (B-G-B/B-G-B). I think we are a boy family because they outnumber the girls, but also because that is what we had first. Our girls play with boy and girl toys. Which makes life fun. And we ALWAYS find out-I have to have the names picked out before we "find out" and then everyone starts referring to the baby by name and we have chats at night (when I can't sleep). It works for us-my best friend NEVER finds out. She loves surprises. (Which is why I like her!)
Congratulations-you are going to have a great time with 6! We love it! (I am from 8, husband from 6-and I totally agree about it seeming like a lot even though we came from equal or more!)

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 5:57:00 PM EST  
Blogger mrs. kleiner said...

I am fairly new around here, but I love your site and the fact that you too are raising a brood. We have six kiddos - 17,15,14,6,3,1.5! Ours is even 3-3, girl-girl-boy-girl-boy-boy. But we have felt like a girl-centric house for years with the two oldest being girls. I keep telling my 14 year old that in a few years the tides will change as the girls go off to college. I'll have one girl and three boys left at home.
Congrats on your new addition. And thanks for the sibling gift ideas. We incorporated some into our holiday! Blessings.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 6:04:00 PM EST  
Blogger Jenny said...

We're a boy family: four boys and a girl. We found at the gender of our last baby at our 20 week ultrasound, but with the first four we waited till the births to find out. I'm not very good at guessing. Pretty close to 50-50. Husband's family has 5 boys, 4 girls. Mine has 4 boys, 2 girls, so we're both from "boy families." :) Congratulations on your sweet baby girl. Hope things continue to go well.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 6:08:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My third boy just turned 6 months. We hoped for a girl, but I am surrounded. I do feel quite comfortable with boys.
I love being able to say "my boys," and sign cards with my name and then "and boys" - and everyone knows that includes my husband too.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 6:14:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 girls, 2 boys here too. Great when it comes time to share to have 2/2/2. Bless you!

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 6:28:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Digital Mom said...

Love it! How fun. We are, as my daughter says it "even steven" right now - 1 of each, but expecting another boy in March!


Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 6:38:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have 4 girls. I love sewing for them! My 2 youngest inspired my small buisness
My parents have 1 grandson and 11 grandaughters, eventhough they had 3 boys and 3 girls.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 6:47:00 PM EST  
Blogger Amy said...

I actually just found out I am having a girl today! We will now have a girl family...2 girls, 1 boy. And, if you can believe it, my instincts have been correct 3 for 3!

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 6:53:00 PM EST  
Blogger Hannah said...

I grew up in a family of 2 and 2. We have one of each (we're done. so, so done) and my older brother has two of each, but my sister went and had four girls, totally tipping the scales in the pink direction. Although, somehow having a boy as the oldest grandchild on that side has seemed to help a bit. My younger brother hasn't had any children yet, but I'm assuming whomever he marries isn't going to be keen on having four boys just to even things up.

My honey is from a very boy family, but between us and his next younger brother there are 3 girls and 1 boy, and the first grandchild was our girl. It was hilarious - they didn't quite know what to do with her. Anyway, there are definitely more to come, so we'll see how things end up on that side. We've done our part, so it's up to everyone else now:)

Anyway, congratulations on your lovebug (ladybug?). I'm sure the love showered on her from her siblings will be endless.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 6:57:00 PM EST  
Blogger Sarah Bradley said...

Congratulations! I couldn't be happier for the Blair family!

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 7:30:00 PM EST  
Blogger Kellie said...

Awwww...Congrats Gabrielle! We're a boy family here - two boys, one girl. Lucky for our little lady she rules the roost!

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 7:45:00 PM EST  
Anonymous In Honor Of Design said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Every baby is a miracle.
I am the second oldest of 11 - 8 girls, 3 boys.
It was the best way to grow up. I hope to have my own big family. I have a little boy right now:)

All the best,

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 7:47:00 PM EST  
Blogger mrs boo radley said...

We have no kiddos, but in my family, my sister (who is 15 years younger than me) totally surprised us by being a girl. I couldn't imagine life any other way.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 8:35:00 PM EST  
Blogger the emily said...

Congratulations! I come from a family of 4 girls and 2 boys and we rock. :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 8:38:00 PM EST  
Blogger Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

I've always wanted to have a "girl" family. Probably comes from being from a girl family. There were 3 of us girls then my brother. My husband is from a boy family: 2 boys and then the girl. We have a 13 month old girl now and are due in April with our second. We are waiting to find out but I have a feeling this one is a boy. I had a feeling our daughter was a girl so we'll see!

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 8:53:00 PM EST  
Blogger likeschocolate said...

Ok, I am super jealous! I would like just one of your girls. We have three boys. I never thought of myself as a mother to all boys. I am an only child, so even after 10 years I still don't know what to do with these boys. I guess I will have to wait for grandaughter unless we can pull a girl out in the next year before I turn 40. However, Congratulations!

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 9:00:00 PM EST  
Blogger Janet said...

I have 3 girls and 3 boys: girl, girl, boy, boy, girl, boy.

I'm so old we couldn't find out the gender until the last one - and I definitely spent more money on baby clothes that pregnancy!

And now I have 3 grandsons and 2 granddaughters and a granddaughter expected in March, so I'm keeping it even with the grandchildren as well!

We don't have a "boy" or a "girl" family and I like the balance of it all.

I think it will be fun for you to have a girl last - they like to go along for errands and such when the big kids are in school. My last son HATED doing that with me!

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 9:01:00 PM EST  
Blogger k a t y said...

5 girls

didn't find out with any

thought I was having a boy every single time

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 9:11:00 PM EST  
Blogger --r said...

i just knew i was having a boy. i was always calling "it" a "him" even before we found out. and we did find out early. it was hard enough to wait even that long.
oh...and my siblings and i go boy, girl, boy, girl.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 9:12:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Abby said...

AHHH!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! so excited to hear the name next you're obviously great at it!

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 9:35:00 PM EST  
Blogger The Good Wife said...

You will have a family just like mine..... 4 girls, 2 boys..... It is sure a party..... I always wanted all boys. I have realized that life is pretty much the opposite of what you think. Keeps us on our toes. .Congrats.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 9:54:00 PM EST  
Blogger Al, Wendy, Max, and Lil said...

We have a boy and a girl. If I had made the children we most likely wouldn't have found out. However, it is important for adoptive parents to sound enthusiastic when a birth-Mom says, "Do you want to know what I am having?" I found out our son would be a boy like this (on the phone), "I'm having a boy...and I want you to be the parents." I broke into tears. And a big smile.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 9:54:00 PM EST  
Blogger i am lori jo rebeles said...

I come from an all girl family, my husband from a boy-girl family. We have a boy, girl, and girl. Would love another baby boy (or girl). My husband and I love surprises and never found out for our first three... and I never was good at guessing what I was having.

Congrats on a new baby girl....

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 10:00:00 PM EST  
Blogger Sarah said...

Hooray! So happy for the Blairs!

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 10:27:00 PM EST  
Blogger Design Mom said...

Oh you wonderful people! I love your stories. Thank you for sharing and thank you for the kind words.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 10:38:00 PM EST  
Blogger Andrea said...

Congrats! I love how you surprised your kids with the results on Christmas morning. So sweet.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 10:55:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband and his 4 brothers have 13 girls and only 3 boys amoung them. My sisters and I have an even amount for each. But I enjoy the boys having so many girls... they are all manly men! I have a theory that the eldest child (especially if female) follows after the mothers pattern. So far in my family(three generations) this has been the case. Girl boy girl girl girl. A few others I have observed follow the eldest theory also. Congratulations on a precious girl!

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 11:00:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Gabby!!!! We are a boy family for sure! 3 boys and 1 girl:) We are so happy for you! My Lauren is super jealous of all those girls!
Any names yet?

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 11:01:00 PM EST  
Blogger Heidi said...

I grew up the middle of b-g-g-b-g. loved it!
Now I'm a mom of 3 so far, b-g-b and I "just knew" the gender on all of them. I'm pleased and inspired by your happy, large family.
I wanted to suggest Pearl as a name back when you did that post but I had my #3 then. I also think Mildred is great but has 6 letters so maybe Milly. Then there's Raven...

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 11:06:00 PM EST  
Blogger Jessica said...

Congrats! My hubs and I are both from boy families (one girl and three or four boys). He and I have one girl so far!

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 11:08:00 PM EST  
Blogger amy smart said...

Congratulations Blairs!

We've got a pair of each and I still think it's weird when people ask us how we pulled that off.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 11:14:00 PM EST  
Blogger Steph B. said...

That is so great. We have a boys family :) 3 boys and then the Lord added our little girl. She was a great surprise as I thought for SURE i was having a boy. I mean, 3 boys, that is what we have.. we have boys, not girls. I am eager to see how she is when she gets older with all the boys. I love the family the Lord has blessed us with. I don't know what the future holds :) This could be it, or the Lord can bless us again :) I am just so in love with all my kids :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 11:26:00 PM EST  
Anonymous whoorl said...

Congratulations, Gabby!!

My mom is an identical twin and had two girls, whereas her twin (my aunt) had two boys. Since then, my sister and I have had boys and my aunt's sons both have had girls.

We're dying to see if I will carry on this pattern OR be a rebel and have a girl. We'll know in less than two weeks! ;)

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 11:30:00 PM EST  
Blogger Shana said...


I feel like a "girl" family, even though we have THREE boys and only ONE girl. Ha! I think you're right on, that it depends on what you have first. :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 11:43:00 PM EST  
Blogger AP said...

We didn't find out with either of our kids. I love surprises, and it was so much fun keeping our families on the edge of their seats. It was really great to call them with the big news once baby arrived--I've never heard so many squeals of delight! We ended up with one of each, a girl first and a boy two years later. Good luck and congrats to you!

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 12:04:00 AM EST  
Blogger @udj said...

boy family. i have 6 brothers. my husband is one of 7 brothers. i have three sons. i am hoping for one girl before i am through. i love that you are having a big family. they seem rarer these days, but are so worth it.

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 12:05:00 AM EST  
Blogger Heather said...

We are absolutely a boy family - I have 3 brothers, my husband has 2. We have 4 nephews and 2 sons. I would have had no idea what to do if I had a girl! Congratulations on having another girl - she's going to be so loved by all her big brothers and sisters. Good self-control on keeping it a secret for a while, too. We always found out and called everyone we know right after the ultrasound to spill the beans!

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 12:05:00 AM EST  
Blogger Barbie said...

Hey congrats! Fun news. I was wondering what a Degas painting would be doing on your blog. I am an only-daughter among 3 brothers...and so far I'm the only girl with a husband and 2 sons. Hence, I'm more of a boy emotionally. And I don't get girls that are extremely girly and hyper. It throws me off. My husband, on the other hand, is more of a girl emotionally (he has 3 sisters and a very emotional mother) I think in the end you seek what you lack. Balance is a good end.

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 12:06:00 AM EST  
Blogger Chocolate on my Cranium said...

Hip, hip, hurray!!! Girls are so much more fun to dress. :)

We are definitely a girl family. g-g-g-g-g-g-b-g 7 girls and one boy! But we aren't girly girly. Growing up on a farm driving tractors does that I guess.

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 12:08:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Amber said...

Congrats! We are a girl family, 2 girls so far. My husband's from a girl family (5 girls 3 boys) and I'm an only child with 5 step and half brothers that I never lived with! I love my girls but hope to add a boy someday :)

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 12:19:00 AM EST  
Blogger Shmonae said...

Congrats!! I was POSITIVE I would have a boy family.
I ended up with 6 daughters, raising my niece, and a girl dog :)
It is fun to watch the girls all enjoy doing the same things *dance, music, dress up, etc*
I have the say the hormones are a bit out of control, but worth it!!

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 12:24:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have: boy, girl, girl, boy, girl, just like you before you added another girl. :) It's also the same birth order as my mom's to this point. If we're able to have one more, I'd love for it to be a boy to even things out but then again, I never find time to sew for my girls like I'd like to, so one more girl would be one more chance.

My husband and I both come from families with 9 kids, but when we had our most recent baby, 5 kids seemed like a very large family and still does. In fact although I know several other families with 4 kids, I know hardly any one else my age who has as many as I do.

I didn't try to guess my first baby's gender, but with the other four I've had not only a strong guess but even a (never-admitted-to) preference--and so far, I'm four for four. But every time I think this could be the time I guess wrong.

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 12:27:00 AM EST  
Blogger Cathi said...

Oh my! Congratulations!! You can NEVER have enough little girls in the house.

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 12:29:00 AM EST  
Blogger Say It said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I don't know HOW you do it! ONE MORE BABY! WOW!!!

We have one a piece - but Jackson was DEVASTATED when we told him the news. Completely and totally devastated about not getting a brother. He adores his sister now, but he wants a brother.

I bought him a boy dog. ;)

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 12:31:00 AM EST  
Blogger m e l said...

The family I grew up in is exactly like yours - boy, girl, girl, boy, girl, girl. I was #5. In my own little family we have one girl sandwiched in between two boys. As my oldest says, she is "boy trapped" Oh well.

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 12:52:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, and another thought: I was saying to my husband that there aren't many families in which both the son(s) and daughter(s) can accurately say they have "brothers and sisters". Right now, with three girls and two boys, my girls can say that but my boys can only say they have "brother and sisters".

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 12:54:00 AM EST  
Blogger Heaven said...

I have 6 sons (, one husband, two male dogs and a male cat. Not to mention the dozens of boys who wander through here as guests/surrogate sons.

I guess this makes us a boy family.

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 7:21:00 AM EST  
Blogger Jessica @ A Bushel and a Peck said...

We are having Baby #4 in April and found out in November that it is BOY #3. My daughter (the oldest) took it well, especially considering the fact that I am pretty sure that this is the last baby for us. And oddly, I always think of us as a GIRL family, when clearly, we're not. Congratulations to you!

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 8:19:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Me with two boys tends to envy my sister with her three girls, but I do appreciate the jeans and tshirt - out the door mornings.

I thought our youngest was a girl. Was absolutely convinced of this idea. All because of 'Sweet Caroline' playing every time I turned on my radio. Connor thinks it's funny that he would have been Caroline, since he loves to sing the song at football games.

Happy Happy New Baby Year!

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 8:27:00 AM EST  
Blogger annie said...

Happiness to you. My husband and I both come from families of 1 boy and 5 girls. But we have together 2 girls, then 4 boys in a row then 1 girl! Whew, it seems like a lot to me too, when it's all written out like that.

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 8:35:00 AM EST  
Anonymous littledrawn said...

Our family and extended family was boys, boys, boys. However, in 2007 we broke the cycle! Between us all, 11 boys then...THE GIRL.

Holy smokes, what a change for the whole group of us. With 2 brothers and 9 boy cousins, god bless the man who intends to date her (when that day comes).

She truly is the apple of daddy's eye. Congratulations to you and your family, the more the merrier!

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 8:39:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Jennifer(Savor) said...

COngratulations Gabby!! May little tutus abound!

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 9:07:00 AM EST  
Anonymous adhocmom said...

Congrats. . a fun way to start out the new year.

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 9:07:00 AM EST  
Blogger Life Chasers said...

Well while our first was a girl, both my husband and I come from boy families. I am the oldest of eleven and 7 of them are boys. My husband has two brothers and one sister.

I was the only one to guess we were having a girl. Everyone else continued to tell me how wrong I was. I'm glad they were wrong :)

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 9:10:00 AM EST  
Blogger shari berry bo-berry said...

We are a boy family...I come from an evens family (3 girls, 3 boys) however I always felt like I grew up in a boy family seeing as it goes girl, girl, boy, girl (me), boy, I was surrounded by boys! Now I have my own 3 boys (no girls) and my husband comes from a family of 6 boys and 2 girls -- boy, boy, boy, girl, girl, boy, boy, boy. And yes, I found out with each of my pregnancies what I was having!

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 9:22:00 AM EST  
Blogger Girl Land said...

Congratulations! I cannot WAIT to hear what you decide to name her. I so love all your kid's names. I love old school names too (I have a 1 year old, Vivian).

We are a girl family-- one niece on one side and no nieces/nephews on my hub's side! My poor hubby is outnumbered by our two daughters and me. :) And dontcha know he reminds me every day! xo

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 9:53:00 AM EST  
Blogger Joslyn said...

oh congrats friend...i am such a fan of the girlies!

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 10:21:00 AM EST  
Blogger Are we there yet? said...

Congratulations! We are a girl family for now. I had to know the minute it was possible to find out! I cried when they couldn't tell and even paid to have another one done to find out it was a girl. Funny part is I ended up having an ultrasound a week and everytime they would reconfirm it was a girl. Ah, Dr. humor...

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 10:23:00 AM EST  
Blogger nichole said...

Congrats! It sounds just perfect.

We are definitely a boy family. I have two boys, my husband has two brothers, I have one brother.

No sisters!

But my brother-in-law just had a girl, so we are over the moon and can't wait to start spoiling her.

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 10:33:00 AM EST  
Blogger abbeyviolet said...

I do think of us as a boy family as we, and most of my friends and family, oddly, had a boy first. Round two here and with most of those people that have ventured to round two was full of girls! So, at the moment I guess it is a mix, but having started with a boy it still feels like sort of a boy place.

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 11:03:00 AM EST  
Blogger Aspen Anne said...

Although my husband and I come from girl families, we are definitely a BOY family - 4 boys 0 girls. My boys are so blessed to have each other. I'm busy teaching them to call home when they're grown...

When pregnant with boy number four, no one asked anymore if we would still be trying for a girl :-) I always thought it would be sad if we did have a girl at that point. She'd probably never have sisters which is one of life's greatest joys.

Enjoy your little (and bigger) ones.

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 11:38:00 AM EST  
Blogger Kiasa said...

Congrats!!! I hope my little girl gets a sister, or two, someday. I have a baby boy as well. I was right on both while I was pregnant. And I always find out while I'm pregnant...I hate not knowing, when I can know.

I come from a family of 5 boys 2 girls (for Maude: boy, boy, girl, boy, girl, boy, boy)--all redheads, except me. I'm a bit of a tomboy and dressed my little girl in gender neutral clothes. But after experience her girly-girl extreme, I'm loving girl-ness. I think/hoping she will teach me how to wear makeup and dress chic someday.

I'm hoping to have at least one more girl and one more boy--I think the bonds of sisters and brothers can be so beautiful.

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 12:22:00 PM EST  
Blogger Madhavi said...

We are expecting our first child in a few weeks and decided not to find out the sex. It isn't hard at all to wait and makes the arrival even more special to us. Congrats to you!

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 12:38:00 PM EST  
Blogger cari said...

congratulations! Very fun! We have the opposite of your family (2 girls and 4 boys) so I guess we're technically a boy family. I never thought I'd have so many boys! My girls are lovingly called our "bookend" girls meaning my daughters are the oldest and the youngest (16 years apart!). It's good in a way I guess since we'll have quite a few years to save for weddings! :) (That is if the missions in between don't kill us!)

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 1:46:00 PM EST  
Anonymous amyks said...

Congrats! to your evert growing family. Our family goes (boy) girl, boy, girl...all born on a Saturday- & none were induced. Pretty crazy.

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 4:12:00 PM EST  
Blogger The Clarks said...

We are definitely a boy family. We have three boys (ages 5,4, and almost 3). I am pregnant with baby #4 and we don't know what we're having, but I think it's another boy.
We did not find out with our first two what the sex was and I loved it. Then we decided to find out with #3 and were told we were having a girl, only to deliver another boy. After that experience we decided against finding out again : )

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 4:15:00 PM EST  
Blogger Esther said...

My family is exactly like yours. Four girls and two boys. Everyone loves it. I guess we're a bit more of a girl family, having two girls first (the next one, a boy, played with more Barbies and My Little Ponies than he'll admit).

Congrats! I'm really happy for you. :)

Monday, January 11, 2010 at 4:00:00 PM EST  
Blogger Anne said...

congratulations on your baby girl! :)
we also like to find out.
And then keep the name a surprise. :)

Monday, January 11, 2010 at 7:47:00 PM EST  
Blogger Tricia said...

We had two boys first and then two girls, but were not done by any means. We never find out beforehand though - I love, love, love the surprise of finding out what gender they are at birth!

Monday, January 11, 2010 at 8:11:00 PM EST  
Blogger spring said...

we have what you will have. 2 boys and 4 girls...good times. girl clothes are fun to buy. congratulations.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 12:54:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

We currently have two girls, but who knows what the future holds for us... ;)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 9:59:00 PM EST  
Blogger Corbett Family said...

Congrats Gabby, that is exciting news. We are a boy family. We had three boys, then finally a girl (just nine months ago). It is really fun to finally have another girl in the house with me. It is also fun for me to do girly things like hair bows and dolls. But, we love the boys and they love their baby sister.

Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 1:09:00 AM EST  
Blogger frenchkitty said...

Hi Gabrielle , just found your site and love it - Love the fact you have curly hair like me and three of my children, love the fact that your name is Gabrielle like my youngest and that you have so many kids an are full of life - Cheers To you! We are a family of 6; three girls and one boy. He's the eldest, then twin girls then my last little cherub I would love to have another but my husbands gone all practical and serious on me, you know, "can't afford anymore children, haven't got anymore room is this house" We have been renovating for almost 10 years , it was a 2 bedroom before the twins came, then a three bedroom and now it's a four bedroom, and study plus the usual dinning, lounge, kitchen but still only 1 bathroom and toilet!!!! Aaarrgh. Well sorry about my long post. Cheers again!

Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 6:21:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Dee @ tifi said...

Congratulations! We are split right down the middle having two of each now. :)

Monday, January 18, 2010 at 2:07:00 PM EST  

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