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…
congrats! Here’s a funny one you’ll like with girls in the house!! http://www.scarymommy.com/things-i-never-thought-id-say/
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Thank you! I knew I should have went to you for articles on girls! I had to put the post up quickly though.
Congratulations 🙂 Funny how life always surprises us. Lots of best wishes for the baby n your family.
Jaya Pandey recently posted…20 tiny details First time parents should know about baby and parenting
OMG.. I thought I would only have boys too!!! My husbands whole side of the family is ALL boys.. but I really wanted a girl. When she said “It’s a Girl” during the ultrasound I freaked out!! You are going to love it!!!
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If she’s anything like her mother, you are in for a treat!!
W is going to be a great big brother!
Congratulations!! So exciting!
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Congratulations! I love having a boy and a girl.
Melissa Matters recently posted…7 Ways Parenthood is Similar to Life as a Celebrity
Congratulations! Coming from a family of mostly girls and having had a girl my first pregnancy, I was convinced we’d have all girls. Then my son came along and squashed that theory.
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Congratulations, my namesake. I am so very happy for you and your family.
Your website is really, really informative. I’m going to try to pay closer attention to it and make some blogs of my own. 🙂
You definitely should! Let me know if you ever need help getting started! Miss you 🙂
Yea! Girls after boys are awesome. You get that big brother, little sister relationship that is so special. The kids will be close friends.
Our son is a sweet boy, but our younger daughters are cuddly, smiley bundles of joy. You will notice a difference right away, and you’ll have a blast!
Congrtulations! My first was a boy as well and while I really wanted a brother for my son, I’ve heard girls are lots of fun as well! (Mine is only 8 weeks, but so far so good. haha)
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Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you! It’s a lot of fun with one of each!
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OMGSH! Congratulations on your little girl! That is awesome!
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Congratulations! I love having our boys and girl. I think you’ll love it too. : 0 )
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Can I just tell you how eerily similar your story sounds to mine? I was certain this baby was a boy. Convinced I was destined to be one of those “moms of boys” and I thought I would write all these cheeky blog articles about it. I’m a nurse and even when the ultrasound tech showed me the gender on the screen I still said, “Is it a boy?” Clearly, I’m clueless. But now that we are having a girl, I’m thrilled. There’s a huge part of me that wonders if she will do things like, sit still for more than 5 minutes, or feel content doing quiet activities, or be gentle. Because if she does that would make me even more excited. Congrats on the girl. We will both have a boy and a girl. Very exciting.
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That’s too funny, Lauren! I guess we’ll find out the joys of having a boy and a girl out together. Congrats on your girl too! Hope you are feeling well!