Wish We'd Known: 16 Things No One Told Us About Raising a Girl

Even if you always dreamed about having a daughter, the experience can be completely different from what you expected. Here's what we wish we'd known about raising a girl (17 Photos)

Jenna McCarthy on Jun 3, 2013 at 10:41PM

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Wish We'd Known: 16 Things No One Told Us About Raising a Girl

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You Might Be a Little Jealous of Daddy's Girl

Even if you're not particularly the type, it's hard not to feel tiny pangs of envy when you realize you're not the only female in your husband's life anymore. Oh, you’ll treasure their deep connection and delight in their daddy-daughter games and secrets, but sometimes you won’t love being on the outside of that circle.  And the first time she runs to him -- and not you -- when she's sad or hurt, it will be downright crushing. Just remember, that tiny little heart of hers has plenty of love to go around. You'll have your own unique time and activities with her, too (that will be deeply mysterious and possibly envy-provoking to dad).

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