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Tuesday, April 08, 2008


My kids just called and we're having a baby girl! I get to buy PINK!

Kara said, "oh no," when I said I got to buy pink. I marked the poor child for life. I so wanted a daughter (I grew up the only girl of four kids) and I went a tiny bit overboard in buying pink. She refused to wear pink for at least ten years. I told her I'd try to buy some navy and red to mix it up. LOL
Colleen Coble  
posted at 10:40 AM  
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At 11:57 AM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

Oh but pink is so FUN! Lol... Maybe Kristin'll get her some kind of pink baby Prada or something (do they even make that?)

At 12:44 PM, Blogger Mocha with Linda said...

I was the same way about pink - my mom tried it with all 3 of us, and none of us like it! Although fuschia is okay - just not light pink. (or the Pepto Bismol shade!)

But purple is a fun girl color and you can sneak in pink with it!

At 12:46 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I think I just overdid it with Kara. I'll try to be more sensible with my granddaughter. :-)

At 4:09 PM, Blogger Dave said...

With our son as a father she will not care about the color of her clothes. She will be out playing in the dirt with the boys all her life. She won't know she not suppose to be that way. She will be a tomboy. LOL Grandpa will help too!!!

At 4:43 PM, Blogger Gracie said...

LOL. Pink's not awful as long as it's not that loud, retro pink. But baby pinks are beautiful -- though they never compare to the baby. I think light green goes well with softer shades too.

This is such cool news! Can't wait until the pics come.

At 4:50 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Oh there will be pics! You can count on that.

At 5:56 PM, Blogger Anna Marie said...

oh, How sweet a baby girl! My grandma had six kids and only 2 are girl's. Then out of 7 grandchildren only 2 are girl's. So, My mom always wanted to dress me in pink, But I always wanted BLUE! lol. But, now that I'm older I Love PINK! lol.
I'm so happy for you!
Happy Shopping!

At 7:27 PM, Blogger Jaime said...

I'm so pleased for you. What a miracle and a blessing!

At 9:07 PM, Blogger Kara said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting!

And baby girls have to wear pink. I say get as much on her as you can before she gets opinions of her own :)

At 9:31 PM, Blogger Dani said...

Congratulations! That's so exciting. I dressed my daughter in pink and frilly stuff and she's refused to wear it since she was old enough to protest :) Though, last weekend we saw her in a skirt for the first time in years. Her friend had a big function at church. We made sure we got pictures!

Congrats again! Have fun shopping.

At 11:36 PM, Blogger Pam S. said...

How fun. She'll probably be very cute in whatever color she wears. :) My daughter's favorite color has been black since age 7. (She's now 13.) Before that it was pink and purple only--and she was adamant it must be one of those from ages 2.5 to age 7.

At 8:43 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Kara, that's exactly what I'm planning to do! LOL

it was the first thing I thought about when I woke up today. A baby girl!!! I'm just thrilled.

At 9:48 AM, Blogger Rachel Overton said...

My baby was bald til she was two. It didn't matter how pink and frilly I dressed her (which I often did), people still exclaimed over my beautiful little boy. Sheesh!

But she would be right there with Pam's daughter. Mine (now also 13) broke her arm when she was 4. They let her choose the color of her cast. Did she choose some girlie color like pink or purple? Oh no, not my kid. Black. When I asked why on earth she would want a black cast, she rolled her eyes at me and said "Black's classy, Mom." (Go ahead, read the "duh" there!) And that was at age 4. Life is interesting! :-)

At 9:51 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Rachel, if we wrote a four year old taking like that in a book, we'd be told they don't use words like that. LOL But the truth is, they do these days. Such a cute story!

At 6:40 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

WOOHOO!!! Congratulations, Grandma!

At 10:55 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

C, it's actually made for older skin. Jane Iredale is the only pure brand. The rest of the stuff has too many fillers in it. Buy a sample on Ebay or something. It lays on your skin like gold!!!

I also like the spray on Christian Dior if I''m having a bad skin day. I wear the Jane over it, and it's amazing!

The regular Christian Dior foundation is good for older skin, but it has that old lady smell. Blech.

At 7:05 PM, Blogger celestemc said...

Congrats C! Out here, pinks w/browns seem to be everywhere... and they actually look really cute together.

My 4 yr old now LOVES pink of any shade, and skirts, and anything princess. My older daughter didn't like pink until she went through a short phase around 11-12 yrs.

Funny how they can be so different!

Oh, and you should see some of the pink camo they have now! Who'd a thought??

At 7:22 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Celeste, Celeste. Have I taught you NOTHING about color? I would NEVER buy my granddaughter anything with BROWN in it! Well, she could have nursery bedding in pink and brown. But this little darling is going to wear bright pink, red and white, navy, black and white, all kinds of WINTER colors! LOL Her mama is a winter, and so is her daddy. She has no choice but to be a winter. I THINK she'll come out with tons of black hair!

And I just heard they did the measurements from the ultrasound and she's perfect! No problems they can see at all. Now THAT'S the best news!

At 3:05 AM, Blogger Melanie said...

Praises for healthy babies!

And not all little girls despise pink. My niece loved all shade of pinks (especially hot pint, as she said it), all of her little girl years. But please, no itchy crinolines with tinkling bells sewn in. That's just cruel.

Oh, and I'm hoping with you that she has a neck she grows up to love.


At 1:32 PM, Blogger Betsy Ann said...

Awww congrats!! I'm having a girl too - its so exciting!! =) How fara long is Kara? I underestand about the pink thing!!! My mother in law has gone overboard already and my poor little girl is only 25 weeks along. lol If she gets ONE MORE PINK FRILLY DRESS I MIGHT SCREAM!! haha. Bring on some purple, anyone, PLEASE.

Side note - what about HOT pink? I love pink in general and especially for baby girls but maybe hot pink would help mix it up a little too. Why are babies only always in pastels????

At 1:34 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Aw, congrats, Betsy! It's my son and his wife Donna who are expecting. Kara would wash your mouth out with soap to suggest such a thing. LOL

Donna is 15 1/2 weeks along. We are SOOO excited! I'm going to buy some pink tomorrow!


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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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