What To Expect When You Have a Little Girl

When I realized that Baby3 was right around the corner I asked one of of my groups if anyone wanted to guest post and help fill my calendar up while I enjoyed my baby girl. I was thrilled when Brittany from The Domestic Geek said she’d guest post for me. I met Brittany when we were both in the Due in July 2012 group. She has turned out to be an invaluable friend and I’m happy to share her with you!

My name is Brittany and I have the awesome pleasure of guest posting for my friend Christa while she is spending her time with her newly expanded family! First of all, I am so so excited and happy for Christa and her family. Baby number 3 is finally here! I think I’ll end up calling her Baby Number 3 for a while since that’s what we’ve been calling her throughout the pregnancy. If you don’t know me, I blog about my life and sometimes even video games over at The Domestic Geek blog. I have an 8 month old daughter of my own. Her name is Aliceana and she is a little monstrosity. She’s just a hair shy of being 30 pounds, she’s long too. She basically looks like a toddler, and unfortunately she’s starting to act like one too. 

A picture of both of us, back when she always wanted to be held. Oh how I miss that!

I thought it would be fun to share some of the things I’ve learned in the last 8 months of raising my daughter. As a mom to a little girl, you will spend more time dressing your child than you spend picking out clothes for yourself. It’s pretty common in my house for my daughter to be dressed like a little diva, while I’m rocking the yoga pants. Then there’s the days where we both wear yoga pants. (Oh yeah, you can find baby yoga pants now. So cute!) Speaking of that wardrobe your daughter has, it will be enormous. Everyone is compelled to buy little girls clothing. It will be a sea of pink and purple in her dresser drawers and closet. I never knew how many shades of pink and purple there were until I had Aliceana. The fun part is when you’ll grab a really cute pair of pink pants from her drawer, and when you try to match it up with a pink top, every single top is the wrong shade and they clash horribly. It’s gotten to the point where I don’t care that much anymore, and I’ll have her wearing 7 shades of pink and purples, and I just hope that no one will come by to see her on that day. Of course we always get visitors when she’s mismatched, and we spend all day at home and alone when she’s wearing her cutest, most put-together outfits. No matter how much pink and purple your daughter is wearing in public, she will be called a boy. Seriously; pink pants, pink peacoat, pink kitty hat, pink blanket, and her stroller is pink. “What a cute little boy!” is what you’ll hear. I think people do it on purpose, I mean they have to be doing it on purpose, right?

I’m pretty sure this is my favorite picture of her.
The high pitched squeals are basically never ending. The one night Aliceana decided to scream happily, non-stop, for almost 2 hours. It was adorable for the first 10 minutes, not so adorable for the next 90 or so. Most of the time this will happen for no reason, and little girls are sure great at hitting those ear piercing high notes. One thing that shocked me about having a girl was getting peed on. You always hear about it with boys, but with a girl, you’re a lot more casual and not in a big rush with getting that new diaper in place. Well, you shouldn’t be! Little girls have projectile pee, and it will get everywhere. I got peed on twice within the first few weeks of her being home, and after that I am swift and ready with that clean diaper.
Here she is now, my 8 month old toddler.
The last 8 months have sure been a rollercoaster, but I wouldn’t change any minute of it! Congratulations Christa on your little bundle of cuteness and the sea of pink and purple clothing that I’m sure you’ll have too!

 

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Comments

  1. Jess says

    Aww thanks for the post, your daughters a cutie! I had 4 boys then a girl and have totally gone overboard on pink and dresses and bows and eek the cuteness! <3 thanks for posting!

  2. says

    Each of my three girls has been called “he” several times. 😛
    And yes…girls *can* pee on you, LOL!
    I love love love having little girls (honestly, I’m a little nervous about ever having a boy…) and thoroughly enjoy the pink and frills and dressing up. Birthdays are so easy, too. I have no clue what boys want for presents, but girls? I can think of dozen different things right off the top of my head that most any little girl would love.
    Your daughter is adorable! <3

  3. says

    Aww, your little girl is a cutie! I’ve read your blog, but this is the first I’ve seen a pic of your daughter. It was so nice of you to guest post here! We have 4 girls (college, teen, tween and preschool aged) and two boys… I LOVE dressing up the girls for sure!

  4. Tamara says

    I totally feel you on the wearing all pink and being called a boy thing. What is it with people?! I remember when my daughter was brand new and we were at church and she had a pink dress on and this guy comes up and says, “Congrats! Is it a boy or a girl?” Dude… Pink. Dress. Come on now.

    But I have to say… the 200 shades of pink and purple and the bazillion accessories and adorable shoes… I. LOVE. IT. ♥

  5. Andrea says

    We have a little girl after two boys and I swear my husband struggles on a daily basis between headbands tights and dresses LOL

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