A while ago I posted about our surprise fourth baby on the way. With three boys already running around the house I certainly wouldn’t mind having another one, but I can’t say I wasn’t incredibly thrilled to find out I will be adding a little girl to our family.
Having a girl in our family is a pretty huge deal. There has been only one girl born into my husband’s side of the family in the last 80 years. There are plenty of girls on my side of the family, but this will be my parents’ first grand daughter, so it’s still a special thing for them to celebrate as well. For me, it’s a small step in evening out the testosterone/estrogen levels in my house.
Most of all, I know this little one is going to change our world in a very wonderful way. She has already made her dad more nervous than she’ll ever know, she has three big brothers who are all ready to begin their jobs as her protectors, and she has me preparing for an overload of ruffles and pink. Things I haven’t had to even think about for the past 8 years.
I can’t wait to have Mom and Daughter time. Playing with dolls, painting nails, tea parties, etc. It’s something I thought I would never get to experience. But I also hope that she’ll love doing the things her brothers and dad love as well. Fishing, camping, sporting events, and just being covered in dirt.
I’m also really excited for the baby shower. I’ve never had a big traditional shower, but we did do small gatherings for each of the three boys. Since it’s my last go and a girl, a few friends of mine are planning an awesome party. With lots of pink, of course! Instead of having guests give advice for a new mom, we’ll be asking for advice on raising a girl, since I know it’s going to be a whole different ball game.
What advice do you have for raising a girl?