We’re both completely surprised, yet totally excited, to tell you that we’re having a GIRL!

I can’t believe it. I guess we’ve just gotten into the mindset that we have boys. We’ve even been referring to this little lady as “he” when we weren’t paying attention. It’s surreal I tell you!

And yet, on or somewhat around February 23rd, we are now looking forward to welcoming our daughter into the world. Wow. We can’t wait to see Seven in the protective older brother role – you know, after he gets passed trying to club the new little creature that is taking too much of his mommy’s time at first. ;0) It’s going to be crazy, fun and completely wonderful around here!

I know several people will want to know her name. It is Serai Claire (pronounced Ser-ray). Sean and I have loved it forever and have been waiting for a sweet little girl to enter our lives to give it to.

Now I’m going to go back to wasting the afternoon away on Etsy. The ridiculously oversized flower headbands and crocheted hats are way too tantalizing…

Bye for now,

Mel (and Sean and Seven too)


  1. esm on October 11, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Oh, joy!!!! This grand news!!

  2. Annie on October 11, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Wahoo! Congrats! Such exciting news!!!

  3. Jennifer Duffy Photography on October 11, 2011 at 4:55 pm


  4. Kristin Carolan Kaplan on October 11, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Ahhh yay!! A little girly friend for Hayden! I’m so excited for you guys and I absolutely love her name. We can’t wait to meet the little lady this winter and we must celebrate with dinner soon :)

  5. matt sloan on October 11, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    congrats! if you need another “s” name for the future, i’ll sell you the rights to “sloan”. ;) haha! just kidding. :)

  6. Julie on October 11, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Gah!! I am so, so, SO excited for you guys! I don’t know why but I was hoping it would be a girl. Craig is super into having a little boy first and following up with girls for an older brother to protect, as if we have any say in that. :) I can’t wait to tell him you guys are having a little girl! I hope you guys are all feeling well and spending a shameful amount of money on etsy. :) A little girl is an awesome reason to get lots of fun new stuff..!!

    A million congratulations to all three (FOUR!) of you!!

  7. Melanie Watson on October 11, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    What!?! A baby girl McLellan?? That is so exciting!!!! I have to admit. I fully expected a boy too. We can’t wait to meet her. Lots of love to all of you guys. Miss you!

  8. Susan Peck on October 11, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    So exciting!! Congrats, McLellans!

  9. mandy on October 11, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    YAY! We are so excited for you both and can’t wait to meet her :)

  10. Kristyn on October 11, 2011 at 6:23 pm


  11. Brian on October 11, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    That’s awesome. Love the name!

  12. Katie Torres on October 11, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    How incredibly exciting! Congrats on a girl. It is absolutely wonderful to be a mom of a girl. :)

  13. Travis Baillie on October 11, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Such wonderful news! Girls make the world go around!

  14. Brianna on October 11, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Yay! Congrats! I cant wait to see her! Love you Sean, Mel, Seven, and Serai!

  15. Jen Creed on October 11, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Yay!! I am dying of excitement for you all :) She is going to be so adorable and awesome! Congratulations!! And that picture is so stinking adorable. Love it!

  16. Kayla on October 11, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Congrats Sean and Mel! Serai is a beautiful name! I can’t wait to see her! Tell Seven I said hello and give him a kiss for me! Love you!

  17. phil thornton on October 11, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    AWESOME! So much for home gender tests I guess… lol! I SEE a bright FUTURE for this little special girl. J’aime le nom!

  18. Delicious on October 11, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Wait, I thought all of you were naming your babies Dell? But seriously, congrats! I love her already!

  19. Sharon on October 12, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    so excited for you to have a little princess!!

  20. joy marie on October 12, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    YAY congratulations guys, such great news!!! so happy for you:):)

  21. Shane on October 13, 2011 at 6:49 am

    I’m so thrilled for you guys. It’s great that you get your little girl that you want. Many congrats!

  22. ohana photographers on December 9, 2011 at 11:48 am

    congratulations!!! hope your beautiful family has a blessed & safe christmas & new year!

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