I have some great personal news to share with you all. I’m so excited to finally make the big announcement: we’re expecting another baby mid-summer! As you may already know, we have a 6-year-old girl named Kyla and now she’s going to be a big sister! Growing up as the only child, I always longed for a sibling especially a sister, someone to play with and share my childhood with. Yet another reason I’m so glad we’ll be giving our daughter the opportunity to grow up with a…. sister! That’s right, we already found out it’s another girl and we couldn’t be any happier. Sisters rock!
Kyla is very excited too, she’s been telling everyone about the new baby coming and announcing it with such pride it makes my heart swell up with joy. She already offered to help with “everything but dirty diapers,” ha! I’m sure she will be a great helper, she’s always shown great care and interest in babies. Of course I expect some adjustments and changes will need to be made, going from the only child to a big sister is an important responsibility after all. We’ll adjust together going from a family of 3 to a family of 4!
Since Kyla is such a big girl already and holds so much anticipation for the baby, we wanted to make her a part of the process and took her with us for the gender reveal ultrasound. Soon after, we celebrated by letting her pick out a special gift for her little sister in the hospital gift shop (see attached iPhone photo), visiting the near-by zoo and finishing the celebrations with a visit to our favorite local ice cream shop. It was a fun day I hope she’ll remember forever.
Due to the impending changes, I will be taking the months of July and August off work, expecting to return in September. During my maternity leave, I will have an assistant answering emails and calls and scheduling any future appointments, so don’t be afraid to check in and schedule your fall family photo session.
PS. Today I’m linking up with another blogger Kelly’s Korner where moms share their experiences with having daughters. It’s a fun read!