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Elvis is a girl!

So there we went for nine months thinking the baby was going to be a boy, because that was what the two midwives at the ultrasound told us. We decided to name him Elvis. And when he came out, we realized that this Elvis was a girl!

That is the story of what happened when I gave birth to our beautiful baby daughter this last monday. She is now three days old and sleeping on my arm as I write this. We are all doing fine, but I'm not sure how much blogging I'll be doing in the closest future...



Comments

  • Laura [What I Like] says:

    What a surprise! Congratulation, this must be such a wonderful time for you.

    2009-10-08 | 18:22:25
    URL: http://whatilikenyc.blogspot.com
  • lisa haskell says:

    Wow, well that sure is a story she will have to tell! Congratulations and enjoy, I will miss your posts. xo

    2009-10-08 | 18:23:45
  • hanna says:

    grattis! och vilken överraskning :)

    2009-10-08 | 18:32:13
    URL: http://kiddet.blogspot.com
  • amanda says:

    congratulations!! i, too, will miss your daily posts but i know that this is such a special time for you to spend with your new baby girl. now, get some rest!

    2009-10-08 | 18:33:52
    URL: http://amandromeda.com
  • Weronica - En mammas dag says:

    Mina varmaste gratulationer!

    2009-10-08 | 18:40:01
    URL: http://www.enmammasdag.com/weronica
  • julie says:

    lol thats a great story!!!

    Congratulations!!

    2009-10-08 | 18:43:15
    URL: http://julieavisar.blogspot.com/
  • Sheryl Larson says:

    Same thing happened to me: was told in advance that it was a boy but turned out to be a beautiful girl. Congratulations! You are blessed. Girls are the best. :) I will miss your blog posts in the near term from my perch here in Chicago, USA, but anticipate them in the months to come. You are my touchstone to my Scandinavian heritage, believe it or not.

    2009-10-08 | 19:18:48
  • johanna says:

    Stort grattis!



    Hon får heta Elvis i andranamn :)

  • Jess says:

    Mine was the reverse.. I was told a girl four out of five times (the fifth being an ultrasound an hour before i was to be induced), then it was a boy.



    Congrats! I'm sure you'll adjust just fine. :)

    2009-10-08 | 19:29:46
    URL: http://teamwiking.com
  • wissma says:

    Congratulations! It looks like she will be a strong and witty girl :) Hope you will find some time to share your wonderful small moments for your own pleasure!

    2009-10-08 | 20:10:07
  • Skönt Hemma says:

    Stort grattis till lilltjejen!!!

    2009-10-08 | 20:24:57
    URL: http://skonthemma.blogg.se/
  • geisslein says:

    Oh such a beautiful story, she´s heaven sent, I think. All the best for this little girl and congratulations from me!

    2009-10-08 | 20:54:46
    URL: http://creative-geisslein.blogspot.com/
  • breeree says:

    Congratulations!

    2009-10-08 | 21:56:03
    URL: http://www.breeree.com
  • isabelle says:

    Congratulations and welcome to Ms Elvis !!

    2009-10-08 | 21:59:35
    URL: http://louettom.blogspot.com/
  • Frida Eklund Edman says:

    Heja, tjej-Elvis! Åh vad roligt, supergrattis hela familjen!

    2009-10-08 | 22:14:55
    URL: http://fridasfina.blogspot.com
  • sofamenthol says:

    Bienvenue à cette petite fille alors!

    2009-10-08 | 22:26:25
    URL: http://matelaspneumatic.canalblog.com/
  • Lena says:

    Hi hi gratulerer så mye med lille Elvis...eller hva det blir nå som hun er en jente:) Kos deg masse!

    2009-10-08 | 22:38:18
    URL: http://bomedbarn.blogspot.com/
  • Lilla jag says:

    Stort grattis till "Elvis" ;)

    2009-10-08 | 22:42:29
    URL: http://irenev.blogg.se/
  • mav says:

    congratulations!!!! welcome, "elvis"!

    2009-10-08 | 22:45:33
    URL: http://3191.visualblogging.com
  • Orange Pop says:

    Congratulations Emma & family! Enjoy your time off from the blog. Although we'll miss your happy inspiring posts, I'm sure we'll manage ;-) Hope to see/hear more soon. All the best!

    2009-10-08 | 22:59:40
    URL: http://orangepopdesign.blogspot.com/
  • christiana says:

    Congratulations!!! Are you sticking with the name? :)

    2009-10-08 | 22:59:40
  • malo says:

    Grattis!!! Man har ju hört att det blir fel ibland men det måste väl vara ganska ovanligt. Härligt att höra att allt gick bra.

    2009-10-08 | 23:04:08
    URL: http://maloblogg.blogspot.com
  • vosgesparis says:

    awwww congratulations on your baby daughter ;) Although I will miss your blogs I wish you all the time and love with this newborn little girl!

    lots of hugs and al the best!

    2009-10-08 | 23:04:46
    URL: http://vosgesparis.blogspot.com
  • Linda says:

    Gratulerer med en liten jente :)

    2009-10-08 | 23:08:19
    URL: http://www.norskstil.blogspot.com/
  • zee says:

    Congratulations! What an unexpected but I'm sure wonderful surprise!

    2009-10-08 | 23:20:21
    URL: http://www.homebug.net
  • Kate says:

    What a sweet story, congrats!

    2009-10-08 | 23:43:47
    URL: http://forme-foryou.com
  • Petra- Designfragment says:

    That's funny! Congratulations!

    2009-10-09 | 00:01:05
    URL: http://designfragment.blogspot.com
  • Anonym says:

    Great news! I started reading your blog around when you 'announced' your pregnancy so am very happy to hear your news. Best wishes for getting to know your little girl. From Chloe, a fan in Sydney, Australia.

    2009-10-09 | 00:03:13
  • ana ventura says:

    Congratulations Emma! Hope everythink is fine with you both. I had a girl last month too :-) Have fun!

    2009-10-09 | 00:47:05
    URL: http://www.anaventura.com
  • Deb Mc Lean says:

    WoW .... Love the name ..Well done .



    I love that you are blogging while nursing baby .



    Too Cute .

    God blessXX



    Deb.

    2009-10-09 | 01:01:08
    URL: http://busybeingfabulous.com
  • georgia says:



    Wow ! What a wonderful story!

    Congratulations :)



    2009-10-09 | 02:47:20
    URL: http://whateverscoolwithme.wordpress.com
  • susan says:

    Congratulations Emma! Enjoy your beautiful baby! My daughter had a baby 3 months ago, her first, so I am a Mormor now! Enjoy every moment. :)

    2009-10-09 | 03:03:01
    URL: http://www.thekitchendesigner.org
  • lou says:

    congrats! so are you still keeping the name for her? i hope things settle down soon bec i will miss your posts.

    2009-10-09 | 04:27:57
    URL: http://lounatik.wordpress.com
  • Katja says:

    Congratulations Emma to you and your family! :)

    2009-10-09 | 06:50:35
    URL: http://www.nestledin.net
  • del says:

    Félicitations !

    2009-10-09 | 07:21:48
  • dani says:

    welcome elvis! :)

    2009-10-09 | 08:18:16
    URL: http://www.butterflyfish.de
  • TheYoupiTouch says:

    Congratulations to you, Emma ! and welcome to your little daughter ! and by the way, what's HER name ??

    2009-10-09 | 08:28:35
    URL: http://unetouchede.canalblog.com
  • Olemkaa says:

    Congratulations! I love your blog.

    2009-10-09 | 08:47:28
    URL: http://fotobloo-eng.blogspot.com
  • Tilda B. Hervé says:

    welcome little elvisgirl! congratulations emma!

    2009-10-09 | 09:02:14
    URL: http://madameherve.typepad.com
  • Marianne from France says:

    CONGRATULATIONS ! I'd love to see a picture of your little girl !

    2009-10-09 | 09:31:15
    URL: http://www.nocesdecoton.canalblog.com
  • Miss Gillette says:

    Grattis! Kul att det blev en tjej -- med två såpass mycket äldre bröder lär hon bli en omhuldad tuffing. Må gott hela familjen!

    2009-10-09 | 09:34:14
    URL: http://missgillette.blogspot.com
  • Karen Hossack says:

    aaaaawwwwww! first of all, congratulations!! What a delightful story! As it's been said before, I too, will miss your posts but am happy to miss them so you can concentrate on your baby girl. Come back soon though aye!

    2009-10-09 | 09:37:23
  • ibb says:

    Congratulations!!!!!

    Take your time, enjoy the days with Elvis. And come back soon!

    2009-10-09 | 09:39:17
    URL: http://ibbworld.blogspot.com/
  • Nadja says:

    Oh, congratulations!!!

    will miss your posts, but I'll try to be patient :)

    2009-10-09 | 10:14:41
    URL: http://www.smil.biz
  • jkl says:

    Grattis till she-Elvis! Ni får väl döpa henne till Loretta eller Emmy-Lou eller Dolly - det finns många grymma countrystjärnor att plocka av ;)



    /jkl

    2009-10-09 | 10:28:44
  • Cami says:

    Dearest Emma



    What a beautiful surprise visiting your site again!



    Best wishes from Switzerland for you, the little baby girl and the rest of the family :-)).

    I'm sure the new situation will inspire you further.



    All the best to everyone



    cami

    2009-10-09 | 10:32:54
  • Marion says:

    Congratulations! Best wishes for you and your family.



    Marion

  • Maria says:

    Oj, vilken överraskning! Stort grattis!

    2009-10-09 | 11:03:43
    URL: http://husligheter.se
  • Janne says:

    Grattis med lille Elvissa!

    2009-10-09 | 11:15:21
    URL: http://whatsbloggingmyview.blogspot.com
  • Niklas says:

    Grattis! Du kan väl blogga lite i alla fall :) Fast det inte går upp mot en liten bebis.

    2009-10-09 | 11:16:14
    URL: http://www.ahardslojdlife.com
  • Huld says:

    Enjoy enjoy enjoy....

    Huld

    2009-10-09 | 11:30:32
  • monica says:

    wonderful news! congratulations!!!!

    2 years ago i was going to have a baby boy and named him WEST. this boy turned out to be a gorgeous baby girl!!! after being nameless for a week....we named her WEST! and we are so happy with her and her name!!!

    2009-10-09 | 12:11:22
  • ellendellen says:

    Vilken häftig överaskning...

    Massa massa grattis till lilltjejen.

    2009-10-09 | 13:53:40
  • Lina Borges says:

    Congratulations Emma & cia!!! Take your time and enjoy the baby girl. Wish you all a great new life together! I will miss your posts though! :)

    2009-10-09 | 14:20:40
    URL: http://www.linaborges.com
  • MiaShopping says:

    Stort grattis!

    2009-10-09 | 15:06:23
    URL: http://www.miashopping.com/blog/
  • Felicia says:



    Bless you and your lovely family!

    What a story!



    Ciao Bella Mama!

    2009-10-09 | 15:51:02
    URL: http://nearandfar.wordpress.com
  • celine says:

    oh dear.... Congratulations

    2009-10-09 | 16:21:07
    URL: http://applejuice.canalblog.com
  • Elisabeth - anyhow.se says:

    Grattis min vän!!!

    Helt stort!

    2009-10-09 | 17:11:43
    URL: http://levaleende.blogg.se/
  • SuperJuliette says:

    Ooooooh what a nice story! Hope she got a fabulous name too (like Elvis)! Looking forward to reading you again.

    2009-10-09 | 18:30:04
    URL: http://bonjourjuliette.com
  • liza says:

    Congratulations, Emma! That is a beautiful story!

    2009-10-09 | 19:17:24
    URL: http://postcardsfromcolorado.blogspot.com/
  • Bess says:

    Congratulations on your little Elivis-ina!! What a surprise that must have been - probably the best one of your life ;) All the best to you and your family.

    2009-10-09 | 19:54:44
    URL: http://www.englishmuffinshop.etsy.com
  • Clotilde says:

    please keep on sending us beautiful stuff, i'm sure Elvisa will help you!! take care and enjoy

    2009-10-09 | 20:12:30
  • isabelle Halling McAllister says:

    Åh vad härligt och roligt. Nu kanske jag också får en tjej.. Ha det så bra i bubblan!

  • L&coolj says:

    LOL! What a wonderful surprise - enjoy your time together :)

    Stort grattis!

    2009-10-09 | 20:35:08
    URL: http://theartofserendipity.blogspot.com
  • Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life says:

    Congrats on the baby girl!!!!

    2009-10-09 | 22:10:22
    URL: http://www.slipcoveryourlife.com
  • Susana Alves says:

    Hi there! I´m visiting your blog for the first time and I love it!!! So I realized you had just a daughter for three days! OMG and you´re still here writing!!! That´s amazing! I had my first child 7 years ago and I still remember the first days... :) So congratulations and all the best for both of you! Your story reminded me a similar situation when I was about 4 months pregnant: We thought we were having a girl, but then we were told we were going to have a boy, which was still awesome!

    Enjoy the fiist months, I miss that age so much!



    Kisses,



    Susana

    2009-10-09 | 22:12:48
    URL: http://www.omeumundoacores.blogspot.com
  • Ana Montiel says:

    So happy to read that!

    Congratulations Emma!

    You'll be a great mother :)



    Greetings from Barcelona*

    2009-10-09 | 22:58:53
    URL: http://www.anamontiel.com
  • eva says:

    congratulations!

    2009-10-10 | 01:09:18
    URL: http://www.otisandfrank.blogspot.com/
  • Rajdeep Dhadwal says:

    Congratulations! Elvis is a beautiful name for a girl =)

    2009-10-10 | 01:20:47
  • Daniela Boksjo says:

    Hey Emma, I love your blog. We are renovating in Sydney and I choose the white interiors theme. Your blog gave me so many good ideas!

    I'm brazilian married to a swedish man and I must say you swedish people know your decoration stuff!

    And by the way, congratulations on baby girl Elvis!

    2009-10-10 | 01:37:51
  • Anci says:

    Hej !

    Grattis till en liten Elvis ! Även om det nu blev en överraskning vem som kom :)



    Kram

    Anci

    2009-10-10 | 07:45:08
    URL: http://lighthouse-ankan.blogspot.com
  • Violette says:

    Hjärtliga gratulationer <3 <3 <3

    2009-10-10 | 09:16:13
    URL: http://violette-chezviolette.blogspot.com/
  • eco-stylista says:

    Congratulations!!!! I wish you all the best!!!

    2009-10-10 | 10:23:38
    URL: http://eco-stylista.blogspot.com
  • mette/ungt blod says:

    wow hvilken overraskelse at få! tillykke med lille baby elvis -håber i finder et pige navn i bliver lige så glade for som Elvis

    2009-10-10 | 17:34:30
    URL: http://blog.ungtblod.com
  • Muriël says:

    The best birth story ever! Congratulations!

    Welcome Elvis-girl!

    2009-10-10 | 18:25:38
    URL: http://doucepoints.typepad.com
  • Lila says:

    WAOUH! Congratulations!!!



    I did not know you were pregnant!

    And how did you name your "rocker" sweet little girl???



    Enjoy your sleeping baby when as much as you can...

    2009-10-10 | 18:33:53
    URL: http://www.ventsdeboheme.typepad.com
  • Mette says:

    Congratulation....so happy for you...about blogging...take all your time and of course we like your posting so we will wait with patience...again enjoy....

    2009-10-10 | 20:42:39
    URL: http://mettespotteridanmark.blogspot.com/
  • Romi says:

    Congratulations! Best Regards. Romi

    2009-10-10 | 23:12:07
    URL: http://decoracion.in/
  • Elisabeth says:

    Grattis grattis grattis :)!

    2009-10-10 | 23:38:48
    URL: http://finelittleday.blogspot.com/
  • Gina says:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful name she has.



    2009-10-11 | 21:34:02
    URL: http://crowsnsquirrels.blogspot.com
  • rachel says:

    congrats!! :)

    2009-10-11 | 22:42:36
    URL: http://www.elephantine.typepad.com
  • Anonym says:

    Congratulations!!! What a surprise! It must happen all the time -- I have personally known two people who were told one gender only to find out later it was not so, and I work in a hospital and have overheard two other new mothers telling people they were told the wrong gender!

    Congratulations again, and a big big welcome to this very wonderful world to Lo.

    2009-10-12 | 04:51:30
  • mary says:

    congratulations on the birth of your wee girl!

    2009-10-12 | 14:30:17
    URL: http://antipodeuse.blogspot.com/
  • famapa says:

    åh men grattis! vilken överraskning! jag sitter här i vecka 36 +5 och har fått sagt att vi väntar en pojke... men jag har hela tiden undrat om vi tillhör de 5% som de tar fel på! skönt att ni alla mår bra och njut nu av tiden ihop!

    2009-10-14 | 15:31:09
    URL: http://www.myfunnyeye.blogspot.com
  • Ledighetsparadiset Solåkra says:

    Stort grattis. Det kanske blir namnet Elvira i stället för Elvis

    2009-10-14 | 16:04:40
    URL: http://solakra.blogg.se/
  • Alexandra says:

    Grattis, vad härligt! Vilken överraskning för er att det blev en flicka! Jag fick själv en liten flicka i början av augusti, det är helt ljuvligt!

    2009-10-14 | 21:01:06
    URL: http://www.livinginandyland.blogspot.com
  • Lily says:

    Love that kind of strory! Congratulations!! and welcome to Lo!

    2009-10-15 | 15:44:48
    URL: http://www.lescarnetsdudesign.com
  • MARGARIDA ADONIS says:

    DEAR EMMA, CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE SURPRISE, WE FOLLOW YOUR BLOG FROM LISBON. IM ALSO GOING TO BE MAMA IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS OR MAY BE 2 WEEKS...

    JUST WAITING AT HOME IN A HEAVY STAGE :) MY BABY, HOPEFULLY :)) IS A GIRL!! HER NAME WILL BE VIOLETA, IF SHE BECOMES A BOY THEN MAYBE WE WILL HAVE TO CALL HIM ELVIS !!!! ENJOY AND WE KEEP WAITING FOR YOUR GOOD NEWS.... WHEN I HAVE TIME WILL SEND YOU SOME PICTURES OF OUR LOVELY 19TH CENTURY FLAT IN LISBON. PEACE & LOVE

    2009-10-15 | 21:27:23
  • MARGARIDA ADONIS says:

    BY THE WAY, IN PORTUGUESE WE HAVE A SIMILAR NAME BUT FOR GIRL : ELVIRA, MAY BE YOU WANT TO THINK ABOUT IT :) ENJOY...

    2009-10-15 | 21:32:10
  • Ellie says:

    Fin blogg ! Besök gärna min :)



    www.alltidellie.blogg.se

    2009-10-15 | 21:34:18
    URL: http://alltidellie.blogg.se/
  • Jan says:

    Oh my goodness! Congratulations, what a sweet story. And love her name.

    2009-10-16 | 03:50:39
    URL: http://poppytalk.blogspot.com
  • Melissa Wang says:

    Congratulations! Happy Family :)

    2009-10-16 | 05:30:09
  • ELVIS says:

    Hi Emma - CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    How wonderful. And you know what - I'm a girl called Elvis!! I think it's a great name for a girl. I was expecting a boy too, when a girl arrived! Funny how it happens. Enjoy your little girl, it's wonderful news xxx

    2009-10-16 | 11:32:28
    URL: http://lovelytextiles.blogspot.com
  • Sven says:

    Congratulations! I wish you all the best - having a child is the biggest joy on earth!

    2009-10-16 | 13:42:39
  • emelie says:

    hey there nice blog

    2009-10-16 | 17:15:29
    URL: http://eemeliesplace.blogg.se/
  • baroquebabies says:

    Amazing! Congratulations! Laura in Ludwigsburg

    2009-10-17 | 01:45:07
    URL: http://www.baroquebabies.com
  • Mark says:

    congrats... great name too :)

    2009-10-19 | 11:33:52
    URL: http://www.click4beds.co.uk
  • caroline*cinqmai says:

    wElcOmE tO ElVis !!!

    a LitTle giRL ♥

    2009-10-19 | 13:45:21
    URL: http://carolinebriel.com/cinqmai/
  • Anonym says:

    Wow, congrats!!! I wish the best for you, take care,

    Dora

    /every day reader/

    2009-10-20 | 01:07:41
  • Rachel says:

    Congrats!!! Wishing you the very best. I love both of the names.

    2009-10-22 | 07:11:04
    URL: http://blackeiffel.blogspot.com
  • Pia says:

    Grattis!

    Det går inte alltid så som man tror :-). En dotter är kanske det bästa som någonsin har hänt åt mig.

    PS Min vänninna också ville dopa sin son till Elvis. Han blev Eelis Aaron i stället(vi bor i Finland).

    2009-10-24 | 23:02:19
  • Emma says:

    sv; Haha jaså? Shit det var annorlunda, trodde jag var ensam om att heta det med hihi^^ Riktigt coolt, måste nästan publicera det på min blogg om det är okej?:D

    2009-10-30 | 21:11:49
    URL: http://emmatjernlund.blogg.se/
  • joslyn says:

    congrats, congrats, congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    xo

    joslyn

    2009-11-04 | 16:24:24
    URL: http://www.simplelovely.blogspot.com
  • Cindy says:

    I was perusing quickly Apartment Therapy with my coffee as I usually do before getting off to the rest of my day and came across a link to your blog where I happened to see this post. I have three Elvis'. That is to say it was the name my first, second, and third children were to be named but somehow the day they arrived they were not that name. I still hold a very soft spot in my heart for Elvis and congratulate you on having your very own, and a girl at that. Best of luck on your wonderful Elvis journey!

    2009-11-20 | 15:42:42

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