Post # 17
I was going to say the same thing as the other posters, girls can do all the boy things too! My hubby always talks about how he will teach our baby girl how to play all sorts of sports. I tell him that’s fine, as long as she wants to do it he can teach her whatever he wants.
When she comes he won’t have a choice but to fall in love! My Brother-In-Law even does daddy daugher ballet with his little girl! Can’t wait to find that around here when my baby grows up!
Post # 18
Let him know that any younger brothers that she may have are lucky because they can ask their older sister for advice on girls 😉 That’s how it worked in my house LOL!
Post # 19
I’m one of five–the first four of us are girls (our little brother was a surprise). It drives me bonkers when people think Girl=Princess, Boy=Sports. It’s not like that at all!
You should encourage your husband to think more creatively about the experiences he’ll have with his kids, whether they’re sons or daughters. There is no rule that states all girls are going to spend the first sixteen years of their lives in pepto colored tutus, and all boys are going to be football-toting mini-Conans.
They’re your children–you’ll love them and create wonderful memories with them, no matter what the sex!
Post # 20
DH was disappointed for a minute too, but he got over it quickly.
Tell him he can totally teach a daughter to do all of those things. I have 2 older brothers and I was always the kid that went fishing and camping and stuff with my dad. My brothers were never that into it. I still consider fishing me and my dad’s special activity together.
Post # 21
The woman becomes a mom the second she gets pregnant. The man becomes a dad once the child is born. They are not as connected since it’s not happening to them. He will get on board with it just let him do it on his own time and trust me his slight disappointment will be over shawdowed by sheer joy when he sees her.
Post # 22
I LOVED going fishing and small game hunting with my dad. I was probably 6 when I got my first squirrel with a bow and arrow. I was four when our neighbor got a deer and was gutting it in the front yard, and my dad went out with me and IDed all the body parts and what they were for (my dad then said “So, want to go watch Bambi?” I cackled.) I was the one who helped my dad find worms for fishing. And my dad ran our 4-H Conservation unit – which involved a lot of bug catching, woods walking, camping, etc. I know how to make a shelter with only a trash bag and a length of twine in under two minutes, how to tie fishing flies/make my own pole, catch and ID snakes, kill turtles, make knives, craft furniture, split logs, shoot guns… I have no hand/eye coordination, so I sucked at sports (save soccer), but I still played them with my brother. Everything my dad did with my brother, he also did with me. So he can do all that stuff with a girl, and she’ll most likely LOVE it! (Sadly, my brother doesn’t know as much about sewing/embroidery as I do – but he knows how to use a sewing machine and sew by hand.)
Post # 23
Take him shopping for baby girl clothes. My fiance didn’t care either way, as long as baby was healthy. BUT… oh my goodness watching that man look at cute little baby girl dresses…. and then, when we got to the socks done up on forms, he was done for. lol
Post # 24
Girls totally do that stuff, too…but most of them aren’t lucky enough to have dads that care enough to teach them anything.