Friday, February 5, 2010

Pink Laundry

A few month's ago on our family's site, I posted about our burgeoning laundry pile and my ill-attempts at keeping it from swallowing up our hallway and the children along with it.

With three little people, two big ones, and a dog the size of a small teenager, we make a lot of dirty laundry (which makes me start to wonder how Mary Alice does it!) My attempts to weed out the wearable clean clothes from the pile often are futile. My little stainmakers spill with the best of them. To top it off, laundry efforts in our home are less-than-stellar and I take full responsibility for often letting clothes sit for days in the washer, in the dryer, and then in the aforementioned hallway. Life takes precedence and laundry does not.

That day when I posted, overwhelmed by the growing pile of laundry in the hallway, I was met by such a jolly bunch of readers, who instead focused on one thing: the laundry colors. They marveled at the blues, browns, oranges, khakis, and the like, noticing a complete absence of any girlier tones--pinks, purples, fushias, lilacs, etc. I had never taken a moment to notice it before, but they were right. Our laundry here bleeds male colors through and through; as it should, we have 4 males and a male dog (and a mom who doesn't always wear girly tones either!) You could say we're as color-challenged as we are gender-challenged!

That is, until yesterday...
When we met this little sweetheart at our 20-week ultrasound.
She is cute; she is healthy; and she has two X's.
And our laundry pile has never been happier.
We can't wait for pink!! Praise God.

18 comments:

Grace in my Heart said...

Oh B-mama! I had to come out of lurkdom to wish you a very, happy congratulations!!!! Yay for pink and your sweet, healthy baby girl!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! So happy to hear that the baby is healthy... and that you won't be the only female at home any longer! Blessings to you.

kathy said...

Congratulations B-Mama and family!

This Heavenly Life said...

Oh! I think I was one of those 'where's the pink?' jolly commenters on that post :)

Here's wishing you a super-girly, squealing, dancing, dramatic congratulations! What a lucky girl to be growing up with a houseful of brothers to look out for her!

Right Said Red said...

I bet that little girl will not have one blue outfit! Love it! Another big congratulations for your healthy baby girl!!!

Elena said...

Congratulations! You must have been incredulous when you received the news. We have one girl and three boys and are currently wondering who our little 11-week wonder is. 9 more weeks to go until another ultrasound!

That Married Couple said...

Oh, congratulations! Have fun going pink-crazy!

Stina said...

From someone who knows nothing BUT pink laundry---CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Jo Shabo said...

Sooo very happy for you and your family! Pink is AWESOME! If I do say so myself- LOL!

Congrats- will be saying prayers for a healthy baby and mommy! :)

Olivia D said...

How exciting! Congratulations!

Carolina Girl said...

What a positive spin on laundry B!! Your laundry pile might be so excited that it cleans and folds itself!! haha!

Glad she is healthy and doing well!Those boys are gonna eat her up!!!

Mary Alice said...

Blessings to you! I am so excited that Gville will have a pink addition at last!

I am going to take this as an invitation to post soon on how I do laundry, because it is one of the rare areas of life that I have totally under control!

JMB said...

Congratulations! Having three pinks and one blue, I wish sometimes that I had some more blue to go with all the pinks. It's all good:)

Kate E. said...

Oh so exciting. As someone who just welcomed a little girl it is way too much fun. It took me a while to get used to shopping on the other side of the stores, but I love it now. And I can say that those little girls are just...well they are way too delicious, your boys are going to love her up (as my guys says).

However now that I am awash in all lovely pink gift clothes and pink hand-me-down clothes...I have a red-head! Who looks cutest in her brother's blue rompers....Red, I may need to email you for some coloring advice so I can outfit her in style.

JesusThroughMary said...

When I saw the title of the post, I thought you were going to tell us about how you accidentally washed a red sock with the whites, and then draw an analogy to the manifold and deleterious effects of sin in our lives. Or something like that.

Anyway, congratulations!

B-Mama said...

JTM, haha!! No deep insight on this one, just pink laundry.

Joanne said...

Ha, I totally thought it was going to be about a red shirt in with the whites. I went to IU for my undergrad, and it was funny to see so much pink at the beginning of every fall - the result of first time laundry doers washing a lot of cream and crimson clothes! ANYWAY - congratulations on your sweet and healthy baby girl. I had two girls after a boy and I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the pinky ruffly clothes.

Kristen Laurence said...

Oh how wonderful!! So happy for you, B-Mama! Congratulations. We're tickled pink here. :)