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Scariest three words ever: “It’s a girl”
I’m not going to lie. I was pretty sure our first baby was going to be a boy. When I was told the opposite was true I was shocked. I asked our OB to check again at the next ultrasound. She did. “This is definitely a girl,” she assured me. I was completely unprepared for what happened as the realization that we were having a daughter sunk in. Suddenly I was overwhelmed by the kind of hyper-protective urge that I didn’t even know I was capable of having. I felt a very visceral kind of fear that I am wondering if I will now have for life. Fear that someone would harm Journie and that I wouldn’t be able to help her. It was a very strange feeling for me. I am surrounded by strong females in my life. They are more than capable of defending themselves. My wife Jammie, for example, is the last person people should ever mess with. She would tear them to shreds. She is quick, she is feisty and she doesn’t let others take advantage of her. But Journie isn’t even born yet and I am already worried about her first date. Is that … Continue reading Scariest three words ever: “It’s a girl” →