It's funny. When I talked to my dad this evening on the phone, he told me what a special bond he felt for my oldest daughter. Granted, he was sure to tell me that he loved the ALL very much, but my oldest was the first... and is very light hearted and sentimental. They bonded when she was just days old... I remember him rocking her to sleep every night. To this day, they both share a special bond. I love them both unconditionally.