Thoughts On Having Another Baby Girl
After the shock wore off that we were having another baby girl, we've finally gotten over not having a little boy in our family.
When we found out we were expecting our second child, of course we hoped for a happy and healthy baby. However, both my husband and I started hoping for a baby boy. We’d have the American Dream. Big sister and little brother to make our family complete.
As we anxiously awaited the date of our anatomy scan, where first and foremost we’d make sure baby was healthy, we also were on pins and needles waiting to see if we’d get our little boy, even though big sister Abby was convinced she was getting a baby sister.
My husband had trepidations of a boy because he had visions of a second girl before we were even pregnant, and his premonitions from a dream about building a princess castle in our garage before we found out our oldest was a girl proved to be accurate. I however, started leaning towards boy because this pregnancy has been way different than my first with Abby. I had to be carrying a boy, right? Ultimately, we were both hoping for the words, “It’s a boy!”
During our anatomy scan, we didn’t hesitate one second to tell the technician that we wanted to find out the gender. About halfway through the scan, she stopped, froze an image, and I knew right away. Those three lines meant another girl. It was pretty uneventful. Well a lot less so since we’ve been through this before.
At first I was a little sad we wouldn’t have our boy since I knew this was our last child. I quickly got over that, though and realized the awesomeness of having two girls. Sisters.
For one thing, Abby’s birthday is in November, baby sister is due almost exactly a month later in December, so, you know, the saving of all the clothes for the past almost 4 years had totally paid off. My finances are grateful for this baby sister. She’ll be roughly the same age during the same months Abby was, so baby sister’s wardrobe is all taken care of. Until she gets old enough to start begging and pleading with us to have some new clothing options in her wardrobe that is. That should be interesting.
As well, I know how girls work. Diaper rashes. Yeast infections. Potty training. All of those we’ve dealt with Abby, so I feel like a seasoned pro. Of course there’s the emotional girl part we’ve already got practice with our little threenager. And we’ll have four years in between them so my husband and I will be rested enough by the time baby sister is going through those some stages, though we’ll be entering new stages with Abby. She’ll be practice after all.
Also, so many people have this preconceived notion that little girls are all about pink and princesses and ballet. Yes Abby is well versed in all those little girl aspects, however, she’s just as much into playing football, soccer, digging in dirt, crashing cars into each other, wrestling with daddy, and knowing all there is to know about dinosaurs and bugs. So we both know that our lives will not be paved in only pink satin roads. We’ll show baby sister she can do whatever she wants in life as well, and we’ll continue to have well rounded children. I’m also grateful for this because I’ve never been a pink loving Barbie doll playing girly girl either.
Then there is the whole sisterly bond aspect. I never had a sister, by I’m very close with my cousin. We often tell people we are like sisters who didn’t have to see each other all the time, though we did have our moments of torturing each other on family weekend time. But the bonding of sisters, well that’s pretty amazing. I’ve seen it with friends and I know, though they will have their moments of disliking each other as that’s a part of being a sibling, they will grow up with a bond no other can know. And they’ll have each other to confide in when they’re not a fan of talking with mom and dad.
Though my husband wouldn’t have minded a little testosterone to even things out in our family, nor would I have minded either, we are very happy to have baby sister joining our family. Our American Dream is whatever we make it out to be, two little girls running in tow even. Though I know when the day comes to add that dog my husband and Abby have been pining over wanting, and I’m sure they’ll get baby sister on their side soon enough, well, I bet that dog is going to be a boy. We’ve got to get a little boy action in after all!
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