Last week, Valentine's Day, marked 4 years ago since we found out our family would be expanding. We were over the moon to find out that we were going to have a baby. Would it be a girl or a boy? I deep down was crossing my fingers for a little girl. I could just picture doing all of the things I always dreamed of doing with my daughter. I think Eric was thinking the same way about a little boy.
When we found out at our anatomy scan that it was a little girl, I was thrilled. Eric got the biggest smile I've ever seen also. Still, part of me was a little worried he would be disappointed. He never gave me any reason to think that, but I wondered if he was as excited for a little girl as I was. The minute Kendall was born, those worries of mine were gone. When I saw him look into the face of his daughter, I knew he was head over heels in love.
From day 1, they had an incredible bond, and she had daddy wrapped around her little finger.
I thought of all the things that fathers and sons do together, and realized that it wouldn't be any different with a little girl.
He can still teach her how to drive.
Bring her to ball games.
Teach her how to swim.
And how to fish.
When we found out baby #2 was on the way, I had the same feelings. Would he be praying for a boy? Would he want one of each? When we got the news, "It's a girl!!" the same huge smile crept onto his face. He was thrilled and said he doesn't need a boy. Girls are just as wonderful and he was so happy to now have two.
When Sydney was born, he fell right back into his favorite roll with a baby girl. Cuddling.
These two little girls have been such a blessing for us and have brought the softer side of Eric out.
They've taught him some important life lessons as well.
The excitement of a well planned tea party.
The thrill in seeing a real live princess at a parade.
And just remembering the best things in life are the simplest things.
Even if he still feels the need to add his boyish touch where he can.
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