Hey, guys. My wife and I have a ten-month-old son who is the joy in our lives. We just found out that our baby (due in November) is a girl. My wife REALLY wanted another boy and is heartbroken because we're having a girl. She is concerned that she won't know how to do "girly" things with her and that when she becomes a teenager she'll repeat some of the mistakes that my wife (and many other teenage girls) make. Any advice on how to help her cope?
My first born was a girl, and she is the joy of my life. my wife wasn't so sure at first though. The second is a boy and completely different. we both are overjoyed at both of our kids.
One thing we've learned though is that babies are babies, no matter what. They all need food, warmth, dry diapers, and sleep alot. Just tell your wife that its the same as raising a boy, but wiping is done from front to back. As for teenage years, parenting is the best excuse to be a hypocrite. Let the kids learn fom our mistakes.