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HeffalumpTheFlump · 04/06/2013 19:16

After an awful week, we had a ray of sunshine today. We had a scan and found out that our baby is 100% healthy as far as they can see and were told that they think it's a little girl! We are over the moon. Grin

In your experience what are the best things about having a girl? We would have been thrilled either way, but I am now so excited about the prospect of being a mummy to a girl, and would love to hear your stories.

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propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS · 04/06/2013 21:15

Girls are ace, every woman should have at least one Grin

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes · 04/06/2013 21:17

I have one of each. The entire hair/clothes/dressing thing is such a palaver with DD compared to DS.

All boys tops go with all boys trousers. Simple, pull out one of each, job done.
All girls clothes seem to be pink or purple and patterned, everything clashes so you have to match up outfits.
School uniform for boys - simple, shorts or trousers is the only element of choice.
School uniform for girls - choose between dresses, skirts, culottes, trousers, shorts, tights, long socks, short socks, cardigans, jumpers.
Shoes are a pain, most in the shops are pink and impractical
Long hair is a PITA and yes to bloody hairbands everywhere.

DS did wee all over the place at nappy change time much more than DD ever did.

My two are very different, but a sample of one of each isn't great statistically speaking, especially as DS has special needs. They are both fabulous and very different to one another. Although I am struggling to think of any really special things about having a girl, my two do conform to stereotype and DS is sporty, DD is into drama and dance, I'm glad we have both personalities.

pigletmania · 04/06/2013 21:20

Nota I have missed out I think Grin

Southwestwhippet · 04/06/2013 21:28

I love having a little girl to play ponies with.

although boys can and do ride ponies, it is so very much a sport for little girls. I love sharing the joy of riding with her and watching her loving all the things I loved as a child.

The clothes aren't so bad either although the pink thing is nauseating and difficult to avoid.

Boys have better pyjamas though and there are definitely not nearly enough girl clothes with dinosaurs on. I can firmly attest that little girls like crocodiles, lions, sharks and Tyranosaours Rex just as much as little boys!

Ledkr · 04/06/2013 21:43

I had three boys then a girl so was quite pleased.
However, she was just as cute and cheeky and fun and annoying and hard work as her brothers were.
Have to say that now she's eleven I am loving watching her develop into a young woman and am staunchly proud if her beauty both inside and out.
Then again I feel the same about my young men.

HeffalumpTheFlump · 04/06/2013 21:57

It's so nice to hear how proud you all are of your children. Thank you so much for sharing your stories, they have made me even more excited. :)

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MyDarlingClementine · 04/06/2013 22:00

Well according to MN it means you wont have to be a MIl to a DIL!
Yippeeeeee as long as she isnt gay of course and marries and has dc.

Shattereddreams · 04/06/2013 22:03

Here's a random piece of advice

With my DD I preferred huggies wipes as they are less wet and give a better grip to the poo in cracks and creases.

With DS I preferred pampers as they were wetter and softer to wipe around boys bits


ZolaBuddleia · 04/06/2013 22:04

Also , DD is really properly beautiful, and she's still young enough for random strangers to tell us that. I could look at her forever.

teenagetantrums · 04/06/2013 22:06

Cute clothes for baby girl is fab. once they start crawling it will be leggings and t shirts, love my daughter is different from having a boy, I love my son as well but is a different relationship , hard work when they get to teenage years, I don't know my DD 16 and we were watching one born every min the other day and she said, 'when i have a baby mum I really want you with me, the men on here do not know what they are doing' know this might change in the next 10 years but made me happy.

TiredyCustards · 04/06/2013 22:20

My dd is 2.9, she has beautiful wavy hair and a nail-scissors fringe. Her favourite colour is yellow and she loves marbles, wooden animals and collecting special stones.

TokenGirl1 · 04/06/2013 23:00

For me it's all the cute clothes. I have one of each and the boys clothes are pretty dull and mainly brown and blue (especially shoes!)

All kids are different but she will happily entertain herself, colouring in for ages. She has just started becoming interested in hair and make up and loves girls but not boys and so, in her eyes, Mummy is top dog because Mummy is a girl. It's lovely having someone adore you like that.

That said, my wonderful son is the cutest, cuddliest baby and says the most gorgeous things to me.

Congrats on your pregnancy.

IsThisAGoodIdea · 04/06/2013 23:11

I can't imagine there could be many differences really. Children are so similar and yet so different all at the same time. I can't think of any traits or quirks you wouldn't find in both genders.

Congrats on a healthy baby, honestly, that's the main thing and not always a given.

Ps. Resist the pink for as long as you can. Buy navy, girls look fab in blue.

rabbitlady · 04/06/2013 23:14

the best bits - always having a dear friend whom you love more than anything or anyone in the world. all the interesting things she does, that i learn about and wouldn't otherwise have known (idlewild and organ recitals, for example). my mum said today 'she's brought a lot of joy to your life' and that's true. she's also brought her lovely husband and their baby daughter.
there isn't anything in the world as wonderful as having a daughter.

fortifiedwithtea · 04/06/2013 23:32

Congratulations Smile.

I have 2 girls and their personalities are so different, even before birth I thought DD2 was a boy.

Children are children really. But if you have a girl its more acceptable to grow their hair long and play with it.

Do buy boys pj's, far more practical. I thought I would buy pretty dresses but dressed them both in leggings so they could play unrestricted.

It all changes when they become teenagers. Then you get to go shopping for clothes, make up, have girly chats, have 'private jokes' that DH doesn't understand. And you suddenly know what's in the charts again after not having a clue for XX number of years Grin.


HeffalumpTheFlump · 04/06/2013 23:34

Isthisagoodidea - funnily enough the first item of clothing we bought for this baby was a navy blue coat. It's actually from the boys section, but i pictured it on a girl.

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Mumsyblouse · 04/06/2013 23:39

Be prepared that you might have a girl who isn't traditionally quieter or stiller at all- my first was what you might call a 'challenging' child and I kept looking at other people with quiet lovely girls and wondering where I could get one! She's matured nicely and I do love having girls, I have to say, because I'm on my own a lot with a husband working away, and it is just us girls together.

CuppaSarah · 04/06/2013 23:59

The best part of having a girl is how much easier nappy changes are! When my SIL brings her little boy round his nappies take twice as long as my DD's.

Congratulations to you and your DP!!!

MoelFammau · 05/06/2013 01:00

Er yeah Dogsmom! Ooops.

IsThisAGoodIdea · 05/06/2013 01:38

RabbitLady "There isn't anything as wonderful in the world as having a daughter."

Seriously? Try telling that to all the proud mums of sons! Most people love their children regardless of their genitalia you know.

MrsTerryPratchett · 05/06/2013 04:51

DD is a boy in sheep;s clothing according to people who are sexist. She;s loud, busy, crazy, likes cars, trucks and dinosaurs. The only 'girl' trait she has is that she LOVES horses. Any of them, all of them, pony, horse, fiery horse tattoo (I'm looking at you lovely alternative woman in the mall), Bullseye, Little People. Fill your house with horses and you will be happy. The happiest place on earth according to DD.

MrsTerryPratchett · 05/06/2013 04:52

What's with all the semi-colons?

ExasperatedSigh · 05/06/2013 05:55

I have one of each and they are both awesome. DD (my youngest) is a wild whirlwind of mischief, a monster-loving, foot-stamping, obstacle-climbing, stubborn ball of energy. She's like a lifetime's worth of personality compressed into a toddler's body Grin She is beautiful, clever, stubborn, merry, hilarious and I wouldn't have her any other way.

My son is much more cuddly and chilled out, he always has been. It's just who they are. So enjoy your baby and enjoy sharing the life of your child as she grows up - it's such a privilege :)

WidowWadman · 05/06/2013 06:08

"Boys have better pyjamas though and there are definitely not nearly enough girl clothes with dinosaurs on."

What stops you from buying those pyjamas and dinosaur tops for a girl? Surely putting them onto a girl makes them "girl clothes"?

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