So my wife had the ultrasound and the technician goes " I'm pretty sure it's a girl" so at that point I started thinking "how should I start my gun collection?" yeah I started thinking about when she starts dating and all these thoughts came to my mind, how will I protect her, will I be a good dad, and so on?
So any dads out there with any advice on raising daughters, what's your technique to scare away dates, lol just kidding.
I'm just concerned, want to protect my baby girl, wow can't wait for when she's born.
congrats man...not dad yet so can't give any inputs on that...
Congratulations! I have a year old daughter, so she's not dating yet - so I'm sorry but I can't give any advice.
I have written a guide for helping new dads deal with pregnancy, birth and babies however!
Good luck and I'm sure you'll do great.
Congrats. just enjoy every day as they grow up quicker than you think.
I know because any day now my daughter is going to make me a grandad for the first time,and it doesn,t seem that long ago she was only a baby herself.
Congratulations! I have two daughters, 17, and 13, and I am so thrilled to be their mom, but my older daughter is just starting to date, and I can tell that my husband is totally freaking out! We don't have any guns, but that is probably best, or some boys out there might be in danger. LOL.
Really though, enjoy your daughter.
Congrats! you sound so excited and happy .. so lovely
Never had daughters myself would have loved one.. just enjoy the waiting period taking good care of the Mom to be..
Awesome very happy for you! My brother just had a baby, first kid of our generation of kids, everyone is so excited. Babies can certainly brighten up your day!
Firstly, Congratulations I hope you and your wife are blessed with a happy, healthy and beautiful daughter.
Secondly, you and your wallet have my condolences, as explained in portions of this rather long-winded hub, http://hubpages.com/hub/readytoescapesobservations,
Though you may just want to skip down to section “Beautiful Predators” or especially “Boys vs. Girls”
As to the Gun collection, my experience shows for tweener boys, long guns and a disdainful glare are the most impressive, as these boys become teenagers especially those that hold a driver’s license, large caliber handguns are the most intimidating.
I recommend the one I chose, a .44 caliber Stainless Steel, Ruger Redhawk, with a 7 ¼ “ barrel, it will pretty much stop a 350 cu. Engine at a hundred yards dead in it’s tracks, or blow right through the tail gate and the back seat to take out the rogue driver past curfew get away.
The below method works as well as a deterrent.
Congratulations on your impending fatherhood. Gawd help you 13 years down the line, but that's another worry!
As a mum of 5 daughters - I can say been that done that, got the T-shirt, but I wouldn't swap my girls for anything!
...congrats....don't know what it'll be like in the future...call block came in handy for me at one time....doesn't work that way now...and whisperin' the rules to the boys over and over....figured they'd remember my words and have me in their thoughts and see my face when the time was right (or i should say wrong?) ......just enjoy and don't worry about later for now....
Congratulations! And I may not be a parent but maybe I can share a few things from a daughter's point of view? Try not to be too overbearing because when your daughter will reach that age and might want to get to know a few boys, if you don't allow her or too strict, this might cause a few arguments between the two of you. Why not just try to establish a really good and open relationship, so that she feels she can run to you for everything, no matter how awkward or embarrassing. And through that, you both can set certain agreements or boundaries (like curfews, etc)and am sure she will be more willing to listen and follow your requests. Well, it worked for me
And if this doesn't help, you can always go for the gun thing My dad does not show his guns but whenever a boy visits me, my Dad displays his huge trophies he won in various shooting competitions Haha!
Good luck and congratulations again!
Wow so much experience in here, and thanks to all the replies for your kind words and advice, I will certainly take notes. I am in the Marines so I have always pondered, should I raise my kids military style, moderate military, not military, wow so many choices lol, seriously though my baby girl is not even born and yet I feel i have to protect her already, it's a good feeling.
Congratulations man! How exciting. I don't have a daughter yet, but I share your concerns. I am freaked about guys, dating etc. Us guys, we know what (most) guys are like, and that scares me to death too.
All the best wishes to you.
Lovely news. Congratulations!
My husband is the same way; overprotective of his little girl.
Our daughter is 5 and she came home the other day from school and said "Mum, Charlie is my boyfriend."
And i thought, "Ah, isnt that sweet?"
My hubby was more like, "He better keep away from her"
Congratulations! Any day now my husband will have his fourth girl (she's a week past her estimated due date), and he seems to be going through the very same thought processes since the moment he found out I was pregnant...he decided from the start that this would be a girl, so when the ultrasound proved him right it didn't really change his thinking.
For scaring dates...well, I hear with his oldest he did a pretty darn good job of that by just happening to be sharpening axes when her date turned up, and had a nice long talk with him about how important how his daughter is treated is to him...along with a short run-down of my husband's previous temper issues, including inciting two riots. It didn't work too well for scaring the date AWAY, but he was scared enough to treat her really well for the year and a half they were together . That said, he does have one of those sunshiney personalities that really makes people want to take him at his word rather than test just how much he'll enjoy carrying out his promises.
Awww what great news! You sound like you will probaby be a great dad just by the enthusiasm you express here, try not to worry too much. Dads and daughters seem to have a special bond, guess Moms and sons have a similar special bond
Congratulations! I am reaching for my cigar drawer as I type
As for protecting your daughter later on, just be there for her and always let her know that you are.
Some future parents always get this scare. There is a great way to cope - seminars for future parents and role-playing games. These two ways usually make all the doubts vanish!
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