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November 10, 2011



Apologies to Baby Girl Weber in advance for displaying your ladybits on the internet for all to see.  I have a feeling this will be the first of many, many embarrassments for you.

So…it’s a girl! And we’re SO excited.  I’ve wanted girls for as long as I can remember.  I think it’s a comfort thing—I come from a very girl-heavy family, and feel very comfortable around little girls, but the thought of raising a son has always kind of scared me.  I’m pretty “girly”—not in the sense that I like pink things and tutus and princess dolls (although I do kind of like all those things), but in the sense that I’m not a sports person (football what?)…I don’t know much about science (only boys care about that stuff, right?), and I’m pretty sensitive.  When you’re raised in a family of girls, you pretty much cry at the drop of a hat. 

Obviously, all of these things are total stereotypes—girls can love science and football, and boys can love dolls and tutus, and that’s what makes the world go ‘round. 

But it doesn’t change the fact that I’ve always wanted a daughter. 

Now, in recent years, I’ve come around to the thought of having a boy.  Three years ago, I nannied for one of the sweetest little boys in the world:

…and he pretty much changed my views on baby boys in three months flat.  We’re also lucky enough to have TWO sweet nephews. 

I think I always thought of little boys as being little hell-raisers, but our nephews are incredibly sweet and well-behaved.  Through spending time with boys like that, I finally decided that having a boy would be just as great as having a girl.

But I still wanted a daughter.

The heart wants what it wants, right?  And so, when the ultrasound technician said, “It’s a girl!”…I almost didn’t believe her.

“It’s a girl???”

“It’s a girl.”

Three of the most exciting words I’ve heard in my life. 

Ryan wanted a girl too, so we were both thrilled.  I think neither one of us could believe it at first.  But then we bought this:

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And now, more and more, it’s sinking in that in a little over four months, we’ll have someone to put in that dress. 

In honor of Baby Girl Weber, I made these muffins:

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Sugar and spice…because that’s what little girls are made of, right?  Although I think the sugar decreases a significant amount during one’s teenage years…but we won’t think about that right now.  We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.

Sugar and Spice Muffins


1 3/4 cup flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. nutmeg

1/3 cup vegetable oil

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup milk

1 egg

for topping:

1/2 cup butter, melted

3/4 cup sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon


In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and spices.  In a separate mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients and whisk well. 

Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined.  Drop batter into a lightly greased muffin tin, filling 3/4 of the way full. 

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

As muffins are baking, melt the butter and combine the sugar and cinnamon.

While muffins are still hot, dip the tops into the melted butter and then the cinnamon sugar mixture.


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Mmmmm…these are kind of like a cross between a muffin and a donut.  In other words, delicious.

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Have a great Wednesday!

44 Comments leave one →
  1. November 10, 2011 3:41 pm

    Wahoo! Congrats!! I sort of secretly want a girl first – but our nephews are so sweet and fun that I know would fall in love with a little boy just as fast. Maybe the girl thing is just more familiar… in any case, glad you guys are over the moon!

  2. November 10, 2011 3:41 pm

    congrats!! 🙂

  3. Kristi permalink
    November 10, 2011 3:54 pm

    Congrats! Besides, I needed a great-niece!

    • November 10, 2011 3:57 pm

      I know, we were saying– it will be something new for you and Grandma and Grandpa Weber!

  4. November 10, 2011 4:03 pm

    Congratulations!!!! Girl clothes are so much more fun to buy! So happy for you both.

  5. November 10, 2011 4:04 pm

    I guessed right! Yay, congrats. And am I the only one that always thinks an ultrasound looks like a big blob? I would not be able to identify girl or boy parts on one.

    • November 10, 2011 4:05 pm

      Ha, no, it totally does. I had to ask Ryan to show me what parts were what here…I think she was kind of mooning us in that picture. Attitude already.

  6. November 10, 2011 4:11 pm

    Yay, a girl! I’m so happy for you two! I always thought I wanted a girl since I come from a family of 4 girls, but I love having two boys. I will admit I’m out numbered all the time, but I know I’ll get taken care of forever by my guys. They make me feel special.

    Those muffins sound crazy good!

    • November 10, 2011 4:13 pm

      Yep– boys LOVE their mamas 🙂 I think you just can’t go wrong either way 🙂

  7. November 10, 2011 4:27 pm

    Aw, congrats! I’m partial to girls. I have no idea why, I don’t even want kids but I love little girls. So many cute outfits for them 🙂
    I love the sugar & spice muffins. That picture of them is gorgeous and I bet they taste delicious.

  8. November 10, 2011 5:19 pm

    awwwwwwwww 🙂 Congrats! She will be precious, I’m sure of it! And what a great recipe to go in this post!!

  9. Madeline - Greens and Jeans permalink
    November 10, 2011 5:19 pm

    I’m so excited for you two! Please name her LC Lo Weber

  10. November 10, 2011 5:42 pm

    Congrats! I kind of figured you would want a girl; Sophie is going to have a little playmate now.

  11. Emo permalink
    November 10, 2011 5:49 pm

    Yay! As my friend said about another baby-girl-to-be, “We can buy more cute, frilly things for girls.” Ella is probably pleased, too.

  12. Claire Tyler Jain permalink
    November 10, 2011 5:58 pm

    Must not cry at desk at work. Must not cry at desk at work. I’m so excited for you two! Congratulations!!!

  13. November 10, 2011 6:08 pm

    Omg yay!!!!!!! Congrats Anna, that is SO awesome 🙂

  14. November 10, 2011 7:01 pm

    I knew it!! When you said you were really excited I thought: “girl!” So exciting!

  15. November 10, 2011 7:23 pm

    Awwww! Congrats!! Those dresses are DARLING! 🙂

  16. November 10, 2011 8:21 pm

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!! I had a feeling it was going to be a girl (that was my guess yesterday). I guess all those babysitting sessions with Sophie have been foreshadowing to having your own lil Princess. You’re gonna love having a little girl, Anna! Congrats!!!!!!!

  17. November 10, 2011 8:51 pm

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYY! Congratulations! I’m sure Sophie is going to be excited to have a new girlfriend 🙂

  18. November 10, 2011 9:26 pm

    Awe, baby girls are the best 🙂 Congrats to you both!

  19. November 10, 2011 11:55 pm

    I can tell you from experience: Girls are SO MUCH FUN!! I’m very excited for you both, and I can’t wait to have another precious granddaughter!! Love, “Honey”

  20. Erin permalink
    November 11, 2011 2:02 am

    Congratulations! I will finally have one of each…my SIL’s baby is going to be a boy (they found out on Monday!) However, my niece is also the best thing ever. You are going to have so much fun!

  21. November 11, 2011 3:42 am

    CONGRATS!!!! yay!!!
    and I think having muffins is a great way to celebrate the good news!! so happy for the both of yoy!!!

  22. November 11, 2011 3:50 am

    CONGRATS! very excited for you!

    the muffins… each time I see some like these I want to make them!! yours look delicious, and the photos are beautiful!

  23. November 11, 2011 4:09 am

    Yay yay yay! I’m so glad you didn’t leave us in suspense for too long. (How did I EVER go nine months without knowing the sex of our Peanut?!) I’m SO happy for you and Ryan! Though I would have been just as happy if you would have told us it’s a boy. They’ve kind of grown on me 🙂

  24. November 11, 2011 4:56 am

    How exciting! We’re so happy for you both!!! Two seconds after Ryan sent the text, I told Nathaniel that I NEEDED to go shopping. I can’t wait to buy something girlie for your little one. Oh, and I hear that our husbands are already discussing the possibility of an arranged marriage for Will and Baby W. Sounds good to me. 🙂

  25. November 11, 2011 11:24 am

    Congrats! What exciting news!

  26. November 11, 2011 11:41 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I’m so excited for you both!!

  27. November 11, 2011 12:50 pm

    Congratulations! That dress is adorable 😀 I’ve always thought if I had a baby someday I’d prefer a girl, too. I grew up with a single mother and a sister. My only experience with boys in the house was having male cats…

  28. November 11, 2011 1:14 pm

    So happy for you Anna! 😉 You and Ryan will be wonderful girl parents.

  29. November 11, 2011 3:34 pm

    Congratulations! We have two daughters and they are waaaaaay easier than raising boys. At least until they become teenagers. All the best!

  30. November 11, 2011 4:29 pm

    Oh Congratulations – I am having a GIRL too in February. When is your due date?

  31. Rachael Lyon permalink
    November 11, 2011 4:37 pm

    Hooray! Congratulations, Anna! She is gonna be the best-dressed, best-fed girl on the BLOCK!

  32. November 11, 2011 6:02 pm

    Congratulations! And thank you for the yummy looking recipe!

  33. November 11, 2011 8:06 pm

    Congratulations!!!! Having a little girl is tons of fun!!!!

  34. November 15, 2011 8:58 pm

    Congrats Anna! I’m so happy for you guys! Yay!!

  35. November 15, 2011 11:20 pm

    Ahhhh! Congratulations! I really liked finding out the sex of my baby. It made the whole thing more “real,” you know?


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