Things I Learned In August: Pink Edition

Thanks again to Emily for hosting these linkups on her truly lovely and literary blog, Chatting at the Sky! I’ve loved the community that is forming around these posts.

Things I Learned in August

One thing I learned in August truly takes the cake. My husband and I learned we are expecting a little girl!

Though I am beyond thrilled with this news, I must confess at first I was highly shocked. This entire pregnancy, I have been certain our little buddy was a boy! So much for maternal instincts, huh?

Here’s what I’ve learned about expecting a girl:

  1. There will be no shortage of cute outfits for her to wear, thanks to very generous family and friends.
  2. She cannot date until she’s 58. (Dad’s rule.)
  3. She can enjoy playing dress-up with her mom as much as she enjoys playing ball with her dad.
  4. It is possible to dearly love someone you’ve never met.
  5. I don’t care if she wears glitter shoes or a faux hawk, my hope for her, above all, is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. Everything else is secondary.

Do you have a little girl? What have you learned about raising a daughter? I’d love to hear your story!

We shared the news with pink-icing filled cupcakes!

We shared the news with pink-icing filled cupcakes!


  1. Christy Correll on August 30, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Yay, congratulations, ya’ll! And what a great attitude. You are already a great Mom.

    • Victoria Wilson on August 30, 2013 at 2:25 pm

      Thank you, Christy! That is so kind of you to say 🙂

  2. Breanne on August 30, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Congratulations!!! I have two little girls and love them to pieces. This world and culture can seem to be a scary place to raise girls in but surrounded by the love that you are showing (and that list is great!), they will be fine. You will be fine. And she will teach you more about yourself then you ever knew. Enjoy the journey! =)

    • Victoria Wilson on August 30, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      Such encouraging words, Breanne! Thank you so much 🙂 “She will teach you more about yourself than you ever knew.” I can’t wait to learn!

  3. Deanna on August 30, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Congrats!!! I’m so excited for you guys! (Shaun thought Kenna was going to be a boy, I really didn’t have a guess). Little girls are pretty fun. 🙂 You’ll make a great mom. Can’t wait to “meet” her!

    • Victoria on September 3, 2013 at 8:31 am

      Thank you Deanna 🙂 We can’t wait to meet her, either! *squeal*

  4. Joy @ BJoyful Studio on August 30, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Congratulations! Daughters are sooooo much fun! Number one thing to remember: they change a lot. So if you don’t like who your little darling is at the moment, wait a little while! True story. 😉

    • Victoria Wilson on September 3, 2013 at 8:39 am

      Thank you for reading and responding Joy! (Do I recognize you from Emily’s linkup!?) And that is amazing advice. I haven’t thought about how children will change. We hear all the time that our spouses change, which makes total sense – why wouldn’t that apply to our children?

  5. alyssa on August 30, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    woohoo for a girl! congrats!

    i can’t really give you any advice, being a teenager still and all… but let me tell you this, as a girl still being “parented” (;P): i’ve never been more thankful for anything than that my parents raised me with your #5. you say it perfectly – everything else is absolutely secondary. 🙂

    • Victoria Wilson on September 3, 2013 at 8:35 am

      That’s a great encouragement, Alyssa. It’s funny, I’m not that far away from having been a parented-girl myself, but it’s almost like I’ve forgotten everything about the experience! Being on the other side of the situation gives an entirely new perspective. Thanks for reading and responding!

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