Thursday, May 6, 2010

What to do with a girl?! (and please don't touch the baby!)

Here is our little girl with the crooked smile.
When the doc announced "It's a girl", we were pretty shocked.
"what do we do with a girl?" we wondered.
But you know what? Taking care of a girl baby is the same as taking care of a boy baby, really.
You correct people who think they are the opposite gender.
You change their diapers (slightly more difficult for a girl)
You hug them.
You kiss them.
You listen to them coo.
You maybe say, "she is so sweet" more about a girl
but I know I said it about my boys too.
One thing I have noticed about this baby, although I don't think it is related to her being a girl, is that I don't like to share her.
I have never been possessive about my babies- always willing to let other people hold them etc. But secretly, with Berean, if someone else is holding her, I am always trying to get her back. I just want to hold her.
I think it has something to do with her being the 4th baby, and knowing that there aren't going to be lots more of MY babies for me to hold.
And there is something about holding your own baby that is different.
Well, MY baby is fussing, so I need to go hold her.
Happy Thursday!

5 comments:

Thia said...

Am I the only person in the world who thinks a girl's diaper is easier to change than a boys?

The Three 22nds said...

I've had this conversation with other people too...

When she poops it goes everywhere- and I always worry more about infection, with boys it seems more difficult for the poop that makes it to the front to cause an infection.

I imagine there are different opinions :)

Karla said...

sorry for holding YOUR baby so much yesterday...I would have held L but he didn't want anything to do with me at the beginning of the night!

Johanna said...

ah, good to know about diaper changing. i will tuck that into my child-rearing file in my brain. hopefully it will come to the front when i need it!

Elise said...

I'd rather change a girl's diaper than a boy's. I don't like constantly feeling like I'm about to get peed on.