In the last few weeks, I have met up with many of the moms who were in my pre-natal yoga class and my lamaze classes, and most of them have baby girls. I have noticed that they seem to be much more gentle with their babies than I am... being so careful to set them down just right, holding them more gently, etc. With River, DH and I plop him down on the floor to play, pick him up quickly, bounce him around with vigor, and play with him a bit more roughly.
I asked DH if he thinks we are building gender stereotypes into DS even at this early age by how we treat him, and he just thinks that we act the way we do because of our own personalities and DS's (he really loves to be "man handled" for lack of a better word). But I'm not sure.
This morning I came across this article that suggests that parents do treat their babies differently based on the sex at an early age. I know some of you have 1 of each sex, and some of you have all boys until this baby (EB) , or all girls until this baby (LoveforBob, Jillybeans, right?), others are first timers like me. I'd be curious to see what you all think.