Boy Or Girl? Come find out!
Posted 05 April 2010 - 01:24 PM
We would have been happy with either gender, but it is a little bittersweet that it's NOT a boy. We would have felt the same way if it were a boy and not a girl. So, mothers, how are girls different than boys? Tell me what blessings little daughters are!
We have a name picked out but my husband isn't sure about sharing it quite yet. I'm pretty sure we're set on the name, but who knows what will happen later.
Thank you to everyone who's shared in the joy and journey with us.
Posted 05 April 2010 - 01:46 PM
I'm a tad jealous. lol Just in that I won't have frilly, flowery, girly layouts to do. (But, yes, I'm thrilled about another baby boy.)
And...I have no clue about little girls. lol
I saw your question about baby movements on FB. Did you see my post this morning? My little guy (I've been calling him Scooter ) was moving around so much this morning I could just sit and watch my belly bumping around. What a miracle. God is amazing.
Congratulations on your little, precious girl.
Posted 05 April 2010 - 01:49 PM
OMG, seriously?! That's awesome! I *think* I've felt a couple thumps from the outside but I'm not positive. I'm sure it's coming soon though. God is amazing! He shows me that every time I think of my little growing girl.
Posted 05 April 2010 - 03:16 PM
We had our daughter first and then our son. They really are different! We were a little lax about getting around to getting "boy" toys when our son got to be around 6 months old (till then we didn't really get him any toys -- we just gave him all of big sister's soft things and rattles, etc.) Well, we did get our daughter a dump trunk and she had a ball lying around the house and do you know that as soon as our son could rootch around and pick his own toys, he GRAVITATED to that truck and that ball! And our daughter never really paid much attention to the tools and trucks we got her (in order for her to be "well-rounded" LOL). She loves pretending with her dolls and doing art projects.
We did the same thing regarding names with both of our kids. We didn't share them with anyone and people got so MAD! It's kind of silly, really. (For people to get mad about this sort of thing...) Anyway, I thought it was important for our children to hear their own names spoken to them before anyone else, so that's why we did it. When they were born, as soon as I could hold them, I whispered their names to them (Adeline Bennett and Kiefer Bennett for those of you who are dying to know! LOL ) and then we let everyone else know. I think that my husband even thought this was a bit extreme, but he was too afraid of me in my pregnant, hormone-crazed state to defy me! LOL
But you should do what you want -- it is your experience, so you should call the shots!
Posted 05 April 2010 - 04:13 PM
As for names...we were also stingy with the names we picked. No one (not even our parents or sibs or the doctor who was wheeling me to the OR for the C-section) knew the girls' names until they were born. We didn't even decide which girl would have which name until we were on the way to the OR. It is one of my most treasured memories of their delivery: proclaiming their names as each was delivered.
Also so many people have "stories" associated with one name or another. Should our decision on what we want to name our child be critiqued or influenced based on someone else's memory of a 3rd grade bully...I think not. And beside that, knowing the gender of the baby beforehand (and in our case that there would be 2 of them) and what day they'll be born and high-tech ultrasounds that can show you what the faces look like, there are few surprises left for the delivery. We chose to keep that to ourselves...our own little secret together.
Congrats...and welcome to the world of girls! It's a fun place to be (this from a woman who always thought of herself as a mom to boys until the ultrasound showed twin GIRLS!)
Posted 05 April 2010 - 04:17 PM
I got too much feedback on the names we chose for our oldest son, so when our youngest came around we wouldn't tell anyone! lol
Posted 05 April 2010 - 04:31 PM
One of the most amazing moments when Molly was born. She was crying and crying so hard at being in this cold and bright world. Bill said, "Hey, Baby Girl." she immediately stopped crying and turned toward him.
Posted 05 April 2010 - 04:36 PM
Posted 05 April 2010 - 05:27 PM
I only have girls as well but one of them loves all things blue, etc. The other is too young to tell yet. So far just having little girls has been very sweet and fun though. I love it!
Posted 05 April 2010 - 05:57 PM
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Posted 05 April 2010 - 06:27 PM
We have 2 girls and 1 boy. I treasure the memories of dressing up my baby girls in frills and lace. Lots of cutsie florals and ice cream colours. Tights with ruffles on their bottoms, little darling shoes with bells (so cute!!!). Hair accessories, and lots of shoes in every colour. Oh the fun you will have with you precious baby!
Best wishes to you and prayers for a healthy baby, delivery, and momma.
Posted 05 April 2010 - 06:30 PM
We didn't tell anybody our name either, but we hadn't decided for sure. We had some ideas, but Nelly (Eleanor Jane) wasn't actually named until a day or two after she was born! We thought we had a month or two yet to decide....
I wouldn't worry about bittersweetness. This little gal will be everything you never knew you always wanted. And if you have another one, it will be the same with that one, too.
Posted 05 April 2010 - 07:27 PM
As for differences in gender...I have three girls, two boys. ALL are different! And of my girls, I have two pink/purple girly girls...and my youngest is a green/brown, give-me-a-hammer type. Gotta love them all!
Posted 05 April 2010 - 07:42 PM
Either way, the journey is going to be amazing....
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Posted 05 April 2010 - 08:07 PM
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Posted 05 April 2010 - 08:37 PM
We had a girl and then a boy (five years apart.) As for differences when they are babies, I don't think sex makes a lot of difference. Our son was difficult as a baby (lots of colic and crying) and I've always said if we'd had him first, we might not have tried for a second child. But as the kids grew older, our daughter actually turned out to be the more difficult one. Either sex can be difficult or easy and that probably will change with each new stage. You just love 'em for the precious little beings they are.
Posted 05 April 2010 - 10:22 PM
i will say though that the girl clothes are still more adorable than the boys...but isnt that the same for us as women...men just wear the same thing year after year... mostly blue, brown, or grey...LOL
again, congrats, feel well and enjoy all the exciting moments
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Posted 05 April 2010 - 10:36 PM
Well, as the mother of 4 daughters, I am a little biased! (he-he) Yes, there are the darling clothes and the sweet toys, but there is so much more. As a mother, it was wonderful to raise daughters. To teach them just how wonderful being a girl is and later to share with them the joys of being a woman and finally to share as they themselves become mothers. (Side note: Have you ever read Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul by John and Stasi Eldredge? It's wonderful!) In between, there are the special times of cooking together, tea parties, learning to put on make up, buying prom dresses, talking about their latest crushes, sharing heartaches and sharing dreams, watching chick flicks together and finally, becoming adult friends. You never lose your daughter. When she finally grows up and marries, she becomes even closer to you. You'll adore being the mother of a girl.
And, as for your husband -- well, he will be her super hero, her protector, her first love, the person who makes her laugh and giggle and the first man who tells her just how beautiful she is. And, no matter how many years pass or how old she is, he will always hold a special place in her heart that no one else can fill ... he will always be her daddy and he will always be her hero. He will love being the father of a lovely daughter.
Finally, the Lord has blessed me with boys (in the way of grandsons) and it is a whole new love affair. I'm learning and loving every day of this new journey. And, of course, you know that I once again have the joy of having a sweet little baby girl in my home as I babysit Adrianna 2 days a week. I am reliving it all and I have missed the baby days so much. God is so good, isn't He?
God bless you both and your sweet baby girl!
Posted 05 April 2010 - 11:41 PM