My baby girl starting doing something last week that scared me like crazy. Something that made me want to snatch her up and hide her away.
She took her first steps.
I know, I know, I’m supposed to be all “yay baby girl!”, but I’m not! She is my last baby, and with three big brothers she is something of a marvel at our house.
And I want her to slow down.
All day I’ve been covering a myriad of family dynamics from being a baby to older siblings, growing up around lots of cousins, being the only granddaughter, the father-daughter bond and now our final discussion — raising 4 children but only one daughter!
If you’ve read the other posts you know by now that I have 3 older boys, and my baby girl is my only daughter. You also know that she has an older sister we lost as a stillborn, so while I am the mother to 2 daughters, I only get to raise one. You also know that the various dynamics in a family interest me, and I hope they’ve interested you too!
We’re talking family today! So far we’ve covered being a baby to older siblings, growing up around lots of cousins, being the only granddaughter/grandson in a family and now it’s the father-daughter bond we’ll be discussing!
Since my baby daughter is the first girl after three boys, she and her daddy have a very special relationship growing. It’s so special, so unique, so sacred, even, that I can only describe it as magical!