Friday, March 17, 2006

To my unborn daughter

Today we had "the ultrasound" and it confirmed what I thought was my worst fear: we are having our third girl.

You see, Joel and I have known for a long time that there is a little boy that belongs in our family. It is something that neither of us can is such a strong feeling that each of us have been very surprised when we found out that both Bria and Chloe were girls. I always joked that I have such horrible pregnancies, that God knows I won't do it again once I get my boy. So far, my theory seems to be correct. And I have been really adamant this time that I am NOT doing this again. It is just too hard. But...I can see that there is possibly something else in the plan for our family...and hopefully it's not 8 girls before that boy comes along!!!

So, dear unborn little girl...I a writing this to let you know that I am in no way disappointed that you are a girl. I am thrilled. The last few weeks I began having a strong feeling that this was not going to be the boy we thought we were going to have. And I am fine with it. I am very excited for you to make your entrance and join the Neves girls, and they are very excited to see you too! Chloe held the pictures on the walk out of the hospital and kept saying over and over, "I love my baby sister!" and Bria, even though she was hoping for a baby brother, is quite fine with the situation. She's just thrilled to be able to help me take care of a new baby and can't wait for August to get here.

You are meant to be a part of our family, and I'm glad you were sent now...because if a boy were to come, we would never have had you. Just look at your little are such a Neves baby already! We love you so much, even before we have met you, and I hope you will always know that.

Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. Dear Lara-

    I have to admit I have become a closet addict to your blog. I love to hear all about what you are doing. Congratulations on your coming little girl!!! I am very happy for you and I know she will be very happy she was sent to your family.

    I love you-


  2. Ahwww... what a GREAT ultrasound shot! I'm so happy for you guys! Thanks for calling me, made me happy.
    I spent a lot on scrap stuff tonight.
    Was fun.

  3. Oh, what a SWEET post. Very honest, too. I love that :)


  4. Lara, this is beautiful! You need to print it out and put it in a baby book or something so that she will know how much she was loved before she even got here! Thanks for sharing!


  5. congratulations on the little blessing! i really love the thoughts and sentiments you've shared. I remember thinking some of the same things when I was pregnant for the 2nd time, but then Heavenly Father sent me 2 little girls instead. Perhaps, the little boy who will be part of your family someday needs all those big sisters to love him and protect him.

    take care and again congratulations!

  6. Oh, congrats on your new girl.

  7. Another future musical prodigy on the way for the Neves Clan! So the baritone register is not quite taken care yet...I am so happy for you guys. Hang in there, Lara!