My daughter is 5 and SUPER excited to be a big sister. We live with my BF and she adores him. About a year ago her father stopped seeing her because he got a new GF that got pregnant. They got married and now don't attempt to contact me at all. His new wife doesn't want my daughter around unless I give up all my rights to her and let them take full custody. This new wife also has an extensive criminal record and history of suicide depression etc. She has also been spanking her daughter from her last marriage since she was barely a toddler and says that I am a horrible mother because my father helped put me through college while I was a single mom. So obviously I don't want this woman in my daughter's life anyways!
Anywho, It's been a year and my daughter is slowly getting passed not having her dad around anymore. I know she misses him and always will, but there's not much I can do about it other than put her into an unsafe situation which I'll never let happen! She loves my BF and says that when we get married he will be her new daddy (but only if she can be the flower girl ) We are all excited about the baby (I'm due the first of next month) but noone is as excited as her!
My problem is more of a worry than an actual issue... yet. At my baby shower my family got TONS of cloths for my new LO. But alot of it says Daddy's Little Girl, Daddy's Little Princess etc. Almost 50% of the shirts and onesies say something about daddy. I feel like they were buying those things to get brownie points with him (I don't get along with my family because they wanted to take my first daughter when she was born)
My real issue is I'm worried it's going to bother my daughter to be reminded that her dad is no longer around. She is 5 and therefore just learning how to read so it's not like she won't notice. My BF and his family accepts my daughter fully and completely and she loves them, but her little heart hurts from what her daddy did to her..