Friday, January 11, 2013

A Girl for Us

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Oh joy.  Is it too easy to say now after the ultrasound that I knew it?  I knew it.  Ask anyone.  For the most part I am 7 for 7 in guessing the gender, though was admittedly if-y with our Joseph.  Though he was such a beautiful baby boy, that I feel like just as many points were earned for being not so sure.  Most importantly of course, she looks just fine and healthy.  She also looks SO much like our Eleni did on ulstrasound.  Wiggley too, knowing she was getting poked and played with.

And on an entirely selfish and indulgent note, I simply cannot wait to start sewing and knitting and embroidering and crocheting.  It has been 9 years since we had a baby girl in this house and I have never had the chance at so much fabric and such with a new girl. I'm in heaven and so thankful!

Now I have a pink strawberry cake to frost.
have a gorgeous weekend, xoAM

118 comments:

  1. Lots of pink - congratulations!

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  2. Amanda2:50 PM

    The sweetest congratulations to you and your family, Anna! Thanks for sharing the news. This baby is one lucky gal... :)

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  3. Yay! I guessed girl, too. Congrats!

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  4. Aww! Congratulations! Have fun creating for your new sweet girl :)

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  5. Amazing news, congrats!

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  6. Congratulations Anna Maria! Would you believe me if I told you that I suspected a girl too? ;)

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  7. Congratulations! I am glad to hear that she is healthy and happy in there. :) Enjoy all your girly crafting!!

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  8. Congratulations on healthy GIRL! I had a pink feeling, believe it or not.
    Let the pink creating commence!
    xoxo

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  9. Oh, you lucky duck! So well deserved and enjoy.

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  10. Congratulations! I'm delighted for you. Not only are girls lovely to sew for, I also much prefer the naming choices! (Although I have one of each so sewing & names aside, I think they're equally delicious). Florence x

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  11. Huge congratulations!!

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  12. Congratulations! This is going to be one lucky baby girl, between all of the things you'll make her and the love she'll get from the entire family.

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  13. What a lucky little baby sister she's going to be with all your creations to wear and all those loving siblings to snuggle with and entertain! Congratulations!!

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  14. Yay for your happy babe! When you posted last and I saw the pink and yellow booties in the foreground of one of your pics, I thought maybe you "knew" in some way. We have 5 girls and 2 boys. LOTS of clothes sharing here!

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  15. Congrats on the new blessing! Can't wait to see what all you make for her!

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  16. SO cute! I love those pictures, when you seem to see so much of the baby in your belly... knowing that she will still change such a lot and be her unique self, only to be discovered after birth... It's a real wonder, isn't it? Oh, I wanna have one too! ;-) Seven, thats a great number, I'd say. We have been eight and I am the eldest of them... Now I have four myself and don't think that my latest baby will be my last one ;-)
    Wish you all the very best! Bora from Switzerland (who ADORES your fabric design and is right now looking for a pattern to use one of your flannel fabric out of my stash...)

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  17. I knew it! Congratulations and so glad all is healthy and well. As the mother of four girls I can't wait to see what she inspires you to make.

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  18. Baby girl baby girl...how wonderful Anna! And how lucky she is to become part of such an incredibly warm, nurturing, creative and beautiful family.

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  19. Congratulations!

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  20. So thrilled for you. Can't wait for the baby girl creativity to begin. Lucky, lucky baby!

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  21. Maurice Chevalier said it all - thank heaven for little girls. How wonderful for you. That's one little baby who won't be short of outfits!

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  22. congratulations! What lovely news!

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  23. What wonderful news. Congratulations.xxx

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  24. Congratulations! I think too, we should thank heaven for little girls ;-)
    Astrid from Cologne
    ( who loves your fabric design & made herself a wunderful shawl today with the Field Study fabrics - my birthday present for myself ;-))

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  25. congratulations!
    She will be such a blessed little girl with all these creative people around here.
    And a studio full of AMH fabrics :-)

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  26. Congratulations to you and your family. What a wonderful blessing :-)

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  27. Congratulations!
    Blessed, blessings, bless...
    all of the above.
    Your news is dear and exciting!

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  28. Congrats! and oh think of the many many sewing opportunities she presents!

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  29. Yay! That was my uneducated guess too (-:
    And AFter four boys with a 2-year old daughter, I must say, girls are awfully fun to sew for!!!!

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  30. Congratulations AM, dad and all the siblings too!And grandma too!

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  31. YAY!!! I am SO happy for you! It was 9 years for me between my two girls and it was the best news ever to have a girl again and be able to sew and knit and stitch for her. Have fun! We can't wait to see the results!

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  32. Congratulations. Especially about the perfect and healthy part.

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  33. Congratulations!! Now I understand why you wont be in Portland for Spring market I can think of no better reason : )

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  34. Congratulations! Be sure to show us what you're making so we can drool over it :)

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  35. Congratulations Anna Maria. I am sure everyone is so excited!

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  36. Anonymous5:02 PM

    Such wonderful blessings! You have to keep us posted on all the pretty things you make and how you do her room! lin

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  37. Oh congratulations! We are expecting our 6th, a girl, in March. 3 and 3 is the line up, but it's been 6 years and I'm so thrilled to have some pink in the house again!

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  38. Congratulations!!! You are so blessed!

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  39. I am a faithful reader who seldom comments. What wonderful news!! A healthy looking little girl...let the fun begin!

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  40. Wow! So exciting! Congratulations, Anna Maria and family! You deserve to have fun with all your pretty fabrics and doll up your new baby girl! Have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  41. Congratulations :)
    Love Tina

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  42. Ahhh! Congrats! I'm so excited for you, and I can't wait to see what you create! (Including yet another beautiful baby!)

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  43. Congratulations on your girl!! I am so excited for your family, and I must admit, that ultrasound photo is giving me a severe case of I-want-another-baby-itis. ;) xoxo

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  44. Congrats! We just added our 5th girl to the family over here. I am horrid at guessing gender. I was positive our first was going to be a boy.
    Yea! Congratulations again!

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  45. Yea! Thanks for sharing your news! That is so exciting.

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  46. Congratulations! She is beautiful and will be the fairy princess swaddled in her Mama's gorgeous fabrics.

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  47. HOOOOOUUURAAAAHHHHH dor this new little girl, this new soul !! So happy for you !

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  48. kind of brings me to tears how truly blessed you are with children. I can't wait to see what you make for her!

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  49. Congratulations!! I have a feeling that this little girl will be SHOWERED with love!

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  50. congratulations! I echo with the sentiment above. I am not sure I will be blessed wth children, but I forever celebrate those who are.

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  51. I love it! Congratulations!

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  52. Congratulations, girls are such fun!

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  53. Heather6:40 PM

    How wonderful Congratulations to everyone

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  54. Such terrific news! Congratulations to you all, she will be perfectly spoiled princess. :)

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  55. I am looking forward to seeing ruffled Anna Maria fabrics!!
    Lucky baby and lucky family.
    Love from Michigan.
    Rae

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  56. Holly6:50 PM

    Congratulations to you all! I agree, is it selfish to want to know the gender of the baby so we can sew and knit and crochet to our heart's content? I would...

    Happy days!

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  57. Haven't been here for a while & I'm so happy for your great news! Can't wait to see your new creations for your little one. I will definitely visit more often now that I'm back from China picking up my first little girl. I'm in heaven myself! Congratulations to you again!

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  58. Congratulations, doll! So thrilled for you and your husband!

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  59. So sweet! What an exciting time!

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  60. Congrats! I have a girl due in April-- my first, though! I have been sewing up a storm :)

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  61. Oh how exciting and wonderful!! Love girls! (And boys, but I had girls first) :-)

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  62. Aw, it's a girl! Congratulations!

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  63. How wonderful!! Congratulations to you and our family - All the beautiful fabrics these days make me wish my daughter would hurray up and have a granddaughter for me ..lol Sending best wishes and warm thoughts your way!

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  64. Many many congratulations & blessings to you, baby girl & your family! I love your site & can't wait to see your girly gorgeous creations!

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  65. Jenny9:10 PM

    Congratulations to you and your beautiful family! What a fortunate young girl she will be, to join your happy family. Wishing you a healthy pregnancy and plenty of joy in the preparations!

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  66. Congratulation!!!
    The girls are so wonderfulls

    Greetings from Chile

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  67. Anonymous9:27 PM

    Yay! Congratulations!

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  68. What a lucky little gal she is! Congratulations Anna Maria! Wishing you health and happiness!

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  69. Congratulations! Little girls are such fun! I can't wait to be inspired by your projects for her on behalf of my own 8 month old girl.

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  70. Congrats. Girls are awesome.

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  71. Cheryl10:16 PM

    Congratulations!! You are blessed:)

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  72. oh happy day!! congratulations! sooo excited for you and your family!! xoxoxo

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  73. Congratulations! So exciting! x

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  74. Congrats! Girls are so lovely:) I wish you and your family a lot of health and quiet moments!

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  75. What a great surprise! Congratulations! I'm expecting a baby boy in May :-)

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  76. Congratulations! I hope you enjoyed your cake. Would you share the recipe, by chance?

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  77. Aw ~ congratulations! Baby Girls are so lovely!

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  78. Congratulations! I can't wait to see what you make for her - I know it's all going to be gorgeous!

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  79. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you all :D

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  80. So very exciting! Congratulations and best wishes to you and your family!

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  81. I am so happy for you and your family.
    I just read your "new year" post ♥
    You are an inspiration for me. I hope one day I put enough money together to go to one of your workshops.
    Debbie

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  82. Pink...pink...pink...need I say more!?? SO happy for all of you!
    Betsy

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  83. What a wonderful event! Huge congratulations to your whole brood!

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  84. Oh...congratulations!! Enjoy getting ready for her!

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  85. Precious.. congratulations. A little bit of pink does the heart good!

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  86. Clare5:47 PM

    Congratulations! x

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  87. How happy for you!! You are inspiring me . . . we lost a baby in June and I was thinking that maybe I just couldn't do it again . . . but maybe I can. Maybe. Thanks for sharing your journey and little one!

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  88. You are a wonder in countless ways. Best wishes to all of you!

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  89. Yay for little girls! She is going to be one amazingly dressed and accessorized little girl! I can't wait to see what you create for your new baby girl.

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  90. *Such* lovely news! Having five sisters myself I think you can never go wrong with another girl :o)

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  91. Jeanie10:43 AM

    The best news ♥ Congratulations and happy stitching, knitting crochet ♥

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  92. Oh, congrats! Our 2nd girl (4th babe) is due in about 7 weeks. Such a special time. I hate to admit I had such great plans for sewing, but I haven't done a thing. I'll just have to live vicariously through you!

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  93. Congratulations, a girl! I only got one out of three. And I do love little girly things. So what does that make your numbers now? I mean, ages and genders. I know you have a daughter about 19 and a son, Roman about 3, who's in between?

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    1. We have girl 20, boy 15, boy 13, girl 11, girl 9, boy 3, and now girl tie breaker!
      :)
      AM

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  94. Yay! I love little boys, but girls are extra fun to dress. *smile* Can't wait to see her!
    xoxoAchaia

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  95. Congratulations, another beautiful daughter! We too will be welcoming our first granddaughter, this year!! Our daughter's due date is April 2!! I have sewn a few items, but have plans to really create as she becomes a toddler! I love sewing summer dresses & p.j's!

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  96. Oh wow, how wonderful! I have a girl and then three boys (the youngest just turned one and the other three kids are 9, 7 and 5) so I know what you mean. I have used 'Handmade Beginnings' so much for my littlest, but I have to keep finding friends' baby girls to sew your girl patterns for! Happy sewing, crocheting, knitting, and day dreaming! x love Hannah

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  97. Congratulations! Kisses from Portugal

    Xx Pat

    www.kitschPAT.com

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  98. Congratulations! Oh my I have three little peeps. I don't know how you do it! What kind of car do you drive??

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  99. Anonymous10:15 AM

    So happy for you!! Congratulations to you all!

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  100. Angela T. in Guam6:02 PM

    Congratulations to you all! Can't wait to see what great projects you create!

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  101. What a blessing. Our seventh (and baby at 15 months) was also a girl and 8 years after our last girl.
    Warm wishes,
    Tonya

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  102. Congratulations! My oldest girl (I have 3), is a June baby. Congratulations also on learning to knit! I intend to start sewing again in 2013, using your gorgeous fabrics! Love them! Have a wonderful, happy, healthy 2013!

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  103. Yay for girls. Sugar and spice and everything nice :)
    Congrats!
    x
    jenny

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  104. That's so exciting! Congratulations!

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  105. Wow!!! Congratulations!! You and your family must be beyond excited about the a little gal on the way. : )

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  106. This is my best ! THANK YOU!

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  107. i've been reading your blog for 3 years now but never left a commment but now i have to!! congrats from a bottom of my heart. That's great great news! May God bless you and your lovely family! Envious mother of 3 boys

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  108. Heidi6:34 PM

    I feel like I might know a bit of the joy and blessing you are experiencing... We just had our 2nd daughter (our 4th baby) at the end of December. There are 10 years (and two brothers) between the girls, but it's so wonderful they are sisters! And I love getting to experience the girl thing again (though I have to admit, the boys are a bunch of fun, too!).

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  109. congratulations on the lovely news! always so exciting!

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  110. Anonymous2:44 PM

    There are so many children out there that could do with a bit of love............

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  111. This little girl is Blessed from the start! As a pediatric nurse I've cared for many of the less fortunate. Children are meant to born with this love and opportunity. Prayers to you and your family for a healthy baby!

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