Today was the big day. We had our 20 week anatomy scan to make sure baby is healthy… and to find out the gender!
I really had myself convinced that this baby was going to be a boy, so you can imagine my shock and surprise when the ultrasound technician said the words, “you’re having a girl.”
As some of you may know, I was certain I was only going to have boys. Boys are everywhere in my life. I am the only girl in my family with three brothers, I always babysat boys, even my Kindergarten classes were predominantly boys. So, when I settled down I settled into the idea that I may be a mother of all boys (which is totally cool by the way).
I read all the articles on how to raise all boys and life with just boys and never even glanced at any of those articles that related to raising daughters. Well, I guess it just goes to show that life always brings the unexpected. I guess that’s what makes it so much fun.
So, in honor of our future daughter, I did a little bit of research on some articles about raising daughters.
25 Rules for Raising Daughters from Scary Mommy
9 Things I Wish I’d Known About Raising Daughters from Today parents
25 Failsafe* Rules for Dads Raising Daughters from TheGoodMenProject
9 Tips to Raising a Confident Girl from Care.com
Things I Never Thought I’d Say from Scary Mommy
I guess I have some reading to get done…