I Can't Make Boys!
When my wife and I found out we were going to be first-time parents, I couldn't express in words just how excited and blessed I felt. When the baby was born I couldn't put into words how excited I was to find out that I was the father of a little girl.
Several years later we found out we were expecting again. (Actually, this was a story in itself. I'll share it with you later.) We decided to do what we had done with the first pregnancy and be surprised on the delivery date. I cannot say I was all that surprised to find out that we now had two beautiful girls in our growing family.
Fast-forward several more years to when my wife and I decided to find out the gender of our third-born. This baby was a modest one. The sonogram technician couldn't determine the gender because the baby kept their legs closed and turned to the side. We would find out that we had, (drum roll) girl number three.
Just two years later we found ourselves in the OBGYN's office once again. This time we thought it would be a great idea for the three girls to find out the gender of their newest sibling. I have to admit that my blood pressure was a bit higher this time. Would we have a boy this time? The technician happily announced, "It looks like you're having a girl." Before I knew what I had done, I was laughing out loud... hysterically. The technician asked why I laughed at the news. I simply made a wide gesture with both hands and arms and said, "Look around!"
Was I disappointed I had four girls? Never! Have I ever wished I had at least one boy? Good question, but I don't think so. The fact of the matter is that I absolutely LOVE being a father! I'm crazy about all of my girls! And no, if I had to do it all again, I wouldn't want to have at least one boy. In fact, I wouldn't change a thing.
Since I'm new this whole blog thing, I will try to create blog posts as often as possible. My goal is to write at least once a week. I hope that other fathers as well as mothers will be able to find some things I say that may be of help as we all navigate the sometimes choppy waters of raising a girl.
Until next time may I please leave a message to all fathers of daughters?
Fathers, isn't it a great feeling to know that YOU are the first man that your little girl is ever going to love?