I'm so excited that I will be the mama to TWO girls! Granted, I'm a little sad that I don't get to experience the opposite gender, but I have so much experience with girls... not to mention getting twice the use out of Hazel's extensive wardrobe and play-things. Plus, though I hate to admit it, 'cause my sister reads this blog :)... there's something wonderful about having a sister! It's unlike any other relationship and I'm very glad that my girls will have that special relationship.
Actually, this early morning post was inspired after watching my little girl-y nugget carry around her new doll (thanks Gma B), wrap her repeatedly in a blanket, pull out foods from her oven and offer it to her doll, etc. Before we had kids, my husband and I were firm on the fact that we wouldn't gender stereotype our kids.
Girls can love trucks, boys can love dolls. Try as I might, I cannot get Hazel to play with her cars or build block towers. Nope, she wants to push doll strollers, explore the kitchen, take care of her dolls. It's truly an eye opening experience for me! In fact, when I clean, she mimics me! She'll grab a rag and "dust", she'll roll her IKEA popper while I vacuum, get the picture?
Getting to watch Hazel with her 3-month old cousin, Annaliese has been very heart warming (for me, a little terrifying for Annie's mom). All Hazel wants to do is stare at her, pet her, hug/crush her, kiss her (which is a LITTLE annoying since she typically refuses to give kisses to her parents!), and when Annaliese is not around, Hazel says "baby. baby. BABY. baby. baby."...
Yes, I think our house is ready for another girl to join us, I just hope she's a little more patient and not 5-weeks early!