|Carina at 20 weeks|
No, dear husband, we will not be sending our daughter to a nunnery. He switched gears, "then I need to buy a shotgun."
His first serious thoughts were that he was going to love her more than anything he could imagine, and that he couldn't wait to experience the Father-Daughter bond of which so many people speak.
I was so happy to learn that we were expecting a little girl. Almost instantly, visions of dress up clothes, tea parties, and shopping trips overwhelmed me. I think I shed tears of joy at the thought of being able to call her Carina and refer to her as "she". A lingering sense of dread crept in and out over the next few hours, though, as I mulled over my fears for her...
How can I protect my daughter from evils that I couldn't even protect myself from? Every night I pray that her childhood isn't plagued by so much pain and sadness. I feel so defeated when I think about this...and I think about it often.
How did you react when you found out the sex of your baby? What (if any) fears did you have?