What It’s Like Having a Daughter + High Five for Friday Linkup

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ANNOUNCEMENT: YOU CAN FIND THE HIGH FIVE FOR FRIDAY LINKUP AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST. REMEMBER, YOU CAN NOW LINK UP TO 3 OF YOUR FAVORITE POSTS EACH WEEK!

When I first got pregnant with Kane, I was surprised to find out that I wasn’t having a girl. Girls I got, while having a boy just seemed like such a foreign concept to me.  He was so sweet from day one, though, that I remember telling Chauncey that I didn’t care if we had all little boys, and I meant it.

Tee: Lilly Pulitzer // Shorts: Old Navy //Sandals: Tory Burch //Straw circle bag: Free People (splurge optionsimilar under $25) // Earrings: Sugarfix // Bangle: David Yurman // Karoline’s Bubble: Lilly Pulitzer // Karoline’s Bow: SKCreationss

Fast-forward to me being pregnant again. I was floored when I heart the ultrasound lady say,”It’s a girl!” It wasn’t necessarily that I didn’t want a girl, but I just didn’t feel prepared for it. I was a boy mom. I knew what I was doing with a little boy. A little girl was a whole new ballgame! Everyone’s reaction was similar–they all would say,”That’s so exciting!” And I would honestly say, “It’s intimidating!” I remember my teenage years and I wasn’t even a bad child!haha

Honestly, it took almost my whole pregnancy for me to get used to the idea of having a girl. For some reason, it was just hard to wrap my head around. Side note: if you’re pregnant and having a hard time getting used to the having a boy or a girl, it’s ok! Heck, it’s okay to even feel a little disappoint (why is it rare for people to say that?).

Karoline is everything I could have every hoped for in a child. I’m so very excited to have a daughter. I’m already looking forward to her big events in life (but time, please slow down a little). And I hope that I have a good relationship with her when she grows up like the one I have with my mom now.

But you know what? I hope I have that relationship with BOTH of my children. Being a girl mom isn’t all that different than being a boy mom, other than you get to buy lots of bows:) And while I love our matching Lilly outfits in Mermaids Cove, Kane likes to match us too! He got a little pair of Lilly shorts while I was on vacation and while they’re not this exact pattern, he was excited to “match.”

So having a daughter isn’t that much different than having a son. I imagine she’ll raise hell just like Kane. . .being my daughter, I wouldn’t have it any other way. And while I used to imagine having only little boys, now I can’t picture my life any other way.  My daughter completes our family, not because we “finally got a girl,” but because she is special and unique and OURS.

NOW FOR THE LINKUP!

TGIF!!! Della at Della Devoted, Katie at Cup of Tea, and myself want to welcome you to the High Five for Friday link-up and the weekend. We made it! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share our favorite posts we’ve written throughout the week. Drop up to 3 links below!

NOTE: I will be sharing my favorites being next week! My brother is getting married this weekend and I am super busy running errands, etc. Looking forward to sharing!!!

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